Originally Published: July 23, 2015 8:37 p.m.
Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads). 775-7444; www.harkins.com.
(b>(NEW) - PAPER TOWNS - Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love. Cast: Nat Wolff, Halston Sage, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith. Rated PG-13 for some language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity - all involving teens. Drama.
(NEW) - SOUTHPAW - Tells the riveting story of Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis, a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick's guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Rita Ora, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Victor Ortiz, Clare Foley, Oona Laurence. Rated R for language throughout and some violence. Drama.
ANT-MAN - The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man." Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Hayley Atwell. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence. Action and Adventure/Mystery and Suspense/Science Fiction and Fantasy/Comedy.
TRAINWRECK - Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment-but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. Cast: Amy Schumer, Colin Quinn, Brie Larson, Bill Hader, John Cena, Mike Birbiglia, John Segarra. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use. Comedy.
MR. HOLMES - Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world's most famous detective. In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late. Cast: Ian McKellen, Milo Parker, Hattie Morahan, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Patrick Kennedy, Nicholas Rowe, Colin Starkey. Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking. Drama/Mystery and Suspense.
MINIONS - The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney, Jennifer Saunders. Rated PG for action and rude humor. Animation/Kids and Family/Comedy.
SELF/LESS - In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the secret organization that will kill to protect its cause. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Derek Luke, Natalie Martinez, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, some sexuality and language. Drama/Mystery and Suspense/Science Fiction and Fantasy.
MAGIC MIKE XXL - Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, "Magic Mike XXL" finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways. Cast: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Gabriel Iglesias, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Amber Heard. Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS - John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be. Cast: Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, Michael J.X. Gladis. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and gunplay throughout, partial nudity and brief strong language.
MAX - A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler's grieving family in the U.S. after suffering a traumatic experience, where his close bond with the soldier's brother leads to a life-altering revelation in this family-friendly adventure. Cast: Jay Hernandez, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church, Luke Kleintank, Josh Wiggins, Mia Xitlali. Rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements. Action/Adventure/Family.
INSIDE OUT - Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. Cast: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action. Animation/Kids and Family.
JURASSIC WORLD - Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly. Cast: Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, B.D. Wong. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril. Action/Adventure/Mystery/Suspense/Science Fiction/Fantasy