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There's one big film debuting in theaters this weekend, but if you're interested in documentaries and films based on true stories, you may find some gems. You can take a look at the life of a billionaire American family or the final show of a band. Plus, Christian Bale dons the cape once again.
It may have been only four years since the last time we saw the Caped Crusader, but The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after he battled the Joker. Since then, he has taken the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent in hopes of making Gotham a safer place. Now he must go back to work when Cat Woman and masked terrorist Bane wreak havoc on the city. Director Christopher Nolan brings some of his cast from Inception for this new film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard. They join newcomer Anne Hathaway and series regulars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman in the two and hour and forty-five minute adventure. The PG-13 film is available in 2D and IMAX theaters.
The lifestyle of a rich American family is showcased in The Queen of Versailles. The film follows Jackie and David Siegel, the owners of America's largest home, a 90,000 square foot mansion in Orlando, Florida. The couple has a rag to riches story which then turns into struggle as a result of the plummeting economy. The limited released film is rated PG. It plays for one hour and forty minutes.
The days leading up to dance-punk band LCD's final show was captured for the documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits. The film takes viewers of a journey on the highs and lows of the band taking its final bow in front of an audience at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. The unrated biopic is playing in limited theaters for one hour and forty-five minutes.
It's all about summer sex in 30 Beats. The one hour and twenty-eight minute limited release focuses on the love affairs of a bunch of New Yorkers during a heat wave. The romantic comedy is rated R for language, sex, and nudity.
A young boy clings to a stranded Colombian pilot in The Runway. When a Colombian pilot crashes in a small Irish town, 9-year-old Paco, the only person in the area that speaks Spanish, becomes his translator and liaison. The young boy convinces his townspeople to join together to help Ernesto get back home. When a detective heads to town looking for Ernesto, the locals begin to turn on him. The unrated, one hour and thirty-three minute drama is based on real events. It's playing in limited theaters.
This week, audiences have the opportunity to rock out with dance-punk band LCD. Next week, it's the fancy footwork that tries to get the attention as Step Up Revolution is released. Also, hitting theaters on July 27 is the Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill comedy The Watch.