Now Showing: Week of May 27
Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads). 775-7444; www.harkins.com.
(NEW) – ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past few years following in her father's footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock, which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Timothy Spall. Rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some language. Action/Adventure, Kids/Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy.
(NEW) – THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE - Find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Cast: voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage. Rated PG for rude humor and action. Animation/Kids and Family.
(NEW) – X-MEN: APOCALYPSE – Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images. Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy.
(NEW) – A BIGGER SPLASH – Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. Cast: Dakota Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Aurore Clement, Corrado Guzzanti. Rated R for nudity, some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use. Drama/Suspense/Thriller
(NEW) – LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP – Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so, she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely. Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, Emma Greenwell, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Jenn Murray, Lochlann O'Mearáin, Morfydd Clark. Rated PG for some thematic elements. Drama/Romance
(NEW) – THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY – The true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy, and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones. Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and smoking. Drama
NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING – Young parents Mac and Kelly Radner find their troubles are far from over in this sequel. Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons, Selena Gomez. Rated R for crude sexual content including brief graphic nudity, language throughout, drug use and teen partying. Comedy.
THE NICE GUYS – A police drama set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and centering on a pair of detectives who stumble into a sprawling conspiracy while investigating the alleged suicide of a once-prominent female porn star. Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Yaya DeCosta. Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, language and brief drug use. Drama.
AMERIGEDDON – A dire warning of a wake-up call of what might be our future when a globalist terrorist organization aligned with the United Nations disables the United States power grid and institutes Martial Law. It will take a dedicated family of patriots armed with strong survival skills and the remains of the Second Amendment to save America and reclaim its freedom. Cast: Marshall R. Teague, AnnaLynne Mccord, Dina Meyer, Spencer Neville, Greta Norris, Gary Heavin. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence. Action/Adventure.
MONEY MONSTER - Lee Gates is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies. Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito. Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality and brief violence. Drama.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – We find Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps - one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem. Action and Adventure/Science Fiction and Fantasy.
MOTHER’S DAY - It's a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day. Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant. Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material. Drama/Comedy.
THE JUNGLE BOOK – An epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who's been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger ShereKhan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he's ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don't exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. Cast: Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril. Action and Adventure/Kids and Family.