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The main characters in this week's major releases are running for their lives, fleeing from ghosts, gangsters, and the law. In one film, a real life couple play lovers onscreen who get rocked by a secret.
During a road trip, a woman finds out about her fiance's hidden past in the comedy, Hit and Run. Charlie failed to tell Annie that he was once a bank robber and getaway car driver who is in the witness protection program. Now, heading to Los Angeles for a job opportunity, their fun trip soon becomes dangerous as they flee from the feds and gangsters. Dax Shepherd wrote, directed and stars in the comedic adventure alongside Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges, and Kristin Chenoweth. The film runs for one hour and thirty-five minutes. It's rated R for nudity, drugs, language, sex, and violence.
A bike messenger pedals for his life in Premium Rush. Riding around NYC on a bike is dangerous enough, but Wilee finds himself in more danger when his last package of the day has him being chased by a dirty cop. The PG-13 action thriller stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It runs for one hour and thirty-one minutes.
A college experiment on paranormal activity turns deadly in The Apparition. Trying to prove that there is no such thing as the supernatural, students unleash an evil spirit that feasts on their fears. The one hour and twenty-two minute horror film is rated PG-13.
In General Education, a high school senior finds out that he might not graduate, putting his tennis scholarship in jeopardy. In fear of what his dad will think, he enrolls in summer school where he falls in love with his classmate and learns the importance of education. The coming of age comedy is rated PG-13. It's playing in limited theaters for one hour and twenty-five minutes.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his one-man Off Broadway show and book to the big screen in Sleepwalk with Me. Based on Birbiglia's life, the limited released film shows his struggle to be a stand-up comedian and the troubles in his relationship. As he deals with more stress in his life, his dreams get crazier. The unrated, one hour and thirty minute comedic drama is playing in limited theaters.
A fallen soldier and his friend turn into vampires and search for blood in the limited release, The Revenant. They decide that they can get their food source and clean up the streets by sucking the blood of criminals. The comedic horror film runs for one hour and fifty-seven minutes. It's rated R for violence, language, drugs, sex, and nudity.
The limited released documentary, Wild Horse, Wild Ride, chronicles three months in the life of a few contestants of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge. The purpose of the competition is to tame wild horses so that one day they can be adopted. The one hour and forty-six minute film is rated PG.
A group of 30- and 40-year-olds deals with the fragility of life in Little White Lies. Despite one friend seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, the rest of the comrades continue to go on their annual trip to a summer beach house, but this time their secrets get the best of them and they reexamine their lives. The two hour and thirty-four minute French film is subtitled in English and stars Marion Cotillard. The comedic drama is unrated and available in limited theaters.
In Hermano, two kids who grew up as brothers get the opportunity of a lifetime as their dreams of becoming professional soccer players begin to come to life. Violence in the slum stands in their way of it becoming a reality. The Venezuelan drama is playing in limited theaters for one hour and fifty-two minutes. It's subtitled in English and rated R for language and nudity.
College kids received the wrath of evil spirits in The Apparition this week, but next week it's a little girl that gets tortured in the horror film, The Possession. On Aug. 29, the children's film, The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, and Shia LaBeouf's latest, Lawless.
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