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Not everything is as it seems in this week’s new releases. Happy communities and friendly strangers hide dark secrets. Love affairs spring from unexpected places. Plus, Tom Cruise heads back in theaters with a futuristic Groundhog Day.
Aliens are a force to be reckoned with in Edge of Tomorrow. In the PG-13 film, an officer battles the extraterrestrials and loses, only to come back and fight again. With each attempt, he gains more skills that will help him defeat the aliens. Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Jeremy Piven star in the Sci-fi thriller. The film is available in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters.
A young woman with cancer finds love through a cancer support group The Fault in Our Stars. Knowing that she doesn’t have long to live, she tries to keep her distance but a young man in remission won’t let her go that easy. The PG-13 film stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort and is based on John Green’s novel. It’s playing for two hours and six minutes.
A female standup comedienne gets pregnant after a one night stand in Obvious Child. Her unplanned pregnancy becomes a turning point for her as she learns to bring her onstage confidence to her daily life. She discovers what it feels like to open herself up to others. The one hour and twenty-three minute romantic comedy is playing in limited theaters. It’s rated R for language and sex.
A detective with the power to get into people’s minds investigates a troubled young woman in Anna. His goal is to find out her backstory and to discover whether or not she attempted to murder three of her classmates. The limited released horror film runs for one hour and thirty-eight minutes. It’s rated R for nudity.
Talent agents battle for child stars in Trust Me. Howard Holloway is struggling to find an up-and-coming star. Any potential he has is poached by his smooth talking rival. He feels he hit the jackpot when he discovers a teen prodigy, but his previous lack of success could make her stray. The unrated comedy is playing in limited theaters for one hour and thirty minutes.
A rich family welcomes a drifter into their lives in Borgman. The man, who seems harmless to the wife and kids, plays with their minds with the intent for evil. The unrated thriller is running in limited theaters for one hour and fifty-three minutes.
A government agent investigates an aircraft carrier after disaster strikes F-18 jets in Burning Blue. While examining the ship and its crew, the agent hears that a top-ranking pilot was spotted in a gay club and turns his attention to finding out who it is. This new case turns the lives of the suspected aviators upside down, affecting their career and family life. The romantic drama is based on real events. It’s playing in limited theaters for one hour and forty-four minutes. The film is rated R for language, sex and nudity.
On a mission to find their friend’s estranged sister, two reporters enter a deeply religious community in The Sacrament. They uncover that the utopia it appears to be isn’t real. There’s something evil inside and it stems from their leader who they call Father. The limited released thriller runs for one hour and thirty-nine minutes. It’s rated R for violence, language and drugs.
Mike Myers stepped behind the camera to direct his first film, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. It’s a documentary about manager to the stars, Shep Gordon. Gordon started out in music but expanded into celebrity chefs, making them household names. Well-known throughout Hollywood, he has not only transformed careers but also himself, from a pleasure-seeker to a Buddhist. The one hour and twenty-four minute film features commentary by Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson and Emeril Lagasse. The limited released documentary is rated R for language, sex, nudity and drugs.
California’s Proposition 8 is the subject of the documentary The Case Against 8. Once bitter rivals in the Bush v. Gore case, Ted Olson and David Boies joined forces to form the unlikely law team that set out to repeal the state’s ban on gay marriage. The limited released film takes place over the course of five years as the fight for the equality for same-sex marriages heads to the Supreme Court. The one hour and fifty-two minute film is unrated.
Get into the mind of the man behind the Burt’s Bees products with Burt’s Buzz. Burt Shavitz started out as a photo-journalist in New York City, but decided he’d rather be a beekeeper in Maine. The eccentric, reclusive man now leads a simple life, but is also recognizable as the face of the popular brand. The unrated documentary runs for one hour and twenty-eight minutes and is in limited theaters.
This week’s releases brought new stories into theaters. Next week, it’s new stories about already known characters as 22 Jumpstreet and How to Train Your Dragon 2 join the mix.
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