THE BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13) When the top secret, government organization behind the creation of Jason Bourne decides to kill off all of its genetically modified agents, they had little idea how hard bringing one of them down would be. Agent Aaron Cross, who has had scientifically-engineered mutations on two of his chromosomes, is the perfect killer. Cross is faster, smarter, and stronger than even the most trained government agents. As he fights to uncover the scheme he is caught up in, Cross spirals into an international espionage journey where every step he takes is a narrow escape from death. Starring The Avengers Jeremy Renner as agent Aaron Cross, this installment in the Bourne film series is an action-packed thrill ride.
THE CAMPAIGN (R) While we often find ourselves laughing at the expense of politician's errors or slip-ups, funny men Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis take the comedy of political campaigns to a new level of hilarity. Ferrell plays Cam Brady, a fast-talking, slick politician who will do and say anything to be reelected for a fifth time. After running unopposed for the last four terms, Cam is surprised to learn someone is running against him. Enter Marty Huggins (Galifianakis), the director of the local tourism center who is being supported by benefactors who have hatched a plan to get Cam out of office. As their campaigns begin, it becomes clear that these two absurdly ridiculous politicians will be battling it out for every last vote.
HOPE SPRINGS (PG-13) Meryl Streep plays Kay, a devoted wife to Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones), who has been feeling like their decades-long marriage is missing the spice it used to have. She seeks the help of a famed marriage counselor (played by Steve Carell) in a small New England town called Hope Springs. She persuades Arnold, who is a man of routine and very conservative about his love life, to come to Hope Springs with her. As their week of therapy begins, Kay and Arnold attempt to ignite that special spark their marriage once had.
NITRO CIRCUS: THE MOVIE (3D) (PG-13) Travis Pastrana, a living action-sports legend, and his extreme friends are collectively known as the Nitro Circus. After a couple of successful seasons as a TV show on MTV, the Nitro Circus has upped the stakes and created a 3D action sports film, think Johnny Knoxville's Jackass with real extreme-sports athletes. Death-defying stunts and on-camera antics make this film an explosive spectacle.
FAREWELL, MY QUEEN (R) In Versailles in 1789, France is on the brink of a revolution, with discontent towards King Louis XVI growing everyday. As the royal family's fear grows, Queen Marie Antoinette's world begins caving in around her. Her royal reader, Sidonie Laborde (whom the Queen shares deep affection for) must watch the downfall of her beloved Queen.
HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURI (NR) A Samuri named Hanshiro plans to commit ritual suicide in the courtyard of a prominent lord in Japan when he has gone completely broke and is drenched in shame. The lord takes this as a bluff, believing that Hanshiro just wants a hand out of money. So the lord tells him the gory story of a friend who tried to make a similar protest, recounting the other Samuri's gut-wrenching death where he slices his stomach open with a dull bamboo sword. The plot thickens when it is revealed that Hanshiro's son was in fact the young Samuri who took his own life in the lord's courtyard.
THE WELL DIGGER'S DAUGHTER (NR) A simple man named Pascal, who works as a well-digger in France, breaks his back to support his six daughters without the help of his deceased wife. He believes that Patricia, his beautiful daughter who is becoming a young woman, will be one day married to a wealthy, important man. But when Patricia meets Jacques, a handsome, young pilot, they fall in love and she becomes pregnant before Jacques is sent off to fight in World War II. As Jacques' parents accuse her of blackmailing them with her pregnancy, she is forced to have her child on her own. When Jacques goes missing in action during battle, his parents seek out their illegitimate grandchild to mend the hole in their hearts from their lost son. The turmoil in Pascal's family puts shame on them, and he must make difficult choices to protect his beloved Patricia and the rest of his family.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (PG) The successful book series makes a run at the big screen with the 'wimpy kid' Greg Heffley. Greg, in an attempt to avoid the 'dog days' of the summer, pretends that he has a job at a local upscale country club. Despite his best efforts, Greg can't escape the embarrassing and hilarious dog days of the summer.
TOTAL RECALL: (PG-13) In the future, a company called Rekall can transform your dreams into realities. But when Douglas Quaid's (Colin Farrell) manufactured reality goes wild, he becomes a hunted man. Soon Quaid realizes that the joining up with a rebel alliance is the only way for him to get his life back from the control of Chancellor Cohaagen. Quaid, with his back against the wall, discovers who he truly is in this Sci-Fi thriller.
Elena: (NR) Vladimir and Elena share a Moscow apartment, while Vladimir is a wealthy businessman, Elena has clearly 'married up' in the social circles. While their marriage is shaky, Vladimir falls ill, and Elena is pushed to the edge as to what she will do to save her family. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive
RUBY SPARKS: (R) Calvin is a young writer struggling with writers block after experiencing early success in his career. Eventually, Calvin creates the character Ruby, and she sparks his creativity. Calvin is amazed to find his Ruby character alive and in the flesh a week after he created her, as Calvin grows to know her, she becomes his love interest and his inspiration. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive
SNOW ON THA BLUFF: (R): The documentary/film hybrid documenting the life of Curtis Snow, a jack boy in Atlanta's roughest neighborhood, 'The Bluff.' This film follows Snow, from the moment he steals a handheld video camera from a group of college students, to robbing neighborhood drug dealers, and then eventually going to jail. A must see for Atlanta residents. Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave
STEP UP REVOLUTION: (PG-13) When Emily, the daughter of a wealthy developer, moves to Miami she is instantly drawn to Sean. As the two's romance buds, Emily learns Sean is the leader of a dance crew called 'MOB' that creates flash dance mobs around the city. But when Emily's father makes plans to destroy the historic neighborhood MOB is based out of, Sean, Emily and the rest of MOB turn their dance mobs into visual protests in hopes of saving the neighborhood.
THE WATCH: (R) When four, bored suburban guys come together to form a neighborhood watch group, they expect their newly founded watch group to just be an excuse to take a break from their dull lives. Their plan to just goof off is quickly spoiled by their discovery of an alien invasion in their town. Now the guys have no choice but to defend their homes, and their world, from being taken over. Starring Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Richard Ayoade this comedic smash up is promising to be a laughing riot.
NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS: This film follows Neil Young's return to to his small home town in Omemee Ontario, Canada. Along with the personal footage of Neil Young recounting and revisiting his early life, this film is interspersed with footage from his 2011 performance in Toronto's Massey Hall. A must see for any Young fans or classic rock lovers. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive
THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES: (PG) Time-share mogul David Siegel had more money than him and his wife, Jackie, knew what to do with. Amidst building the largest house in America, a whopping, 90,000 square feet palace that rivals Versailles, the housing market crashed. In a funny twist of fate, the Siegel's have become a riches to rags story, trying to salvage their broken empire and keep their family from falling apart. This documentary offers an inside and rarely-seen look at what happens when wealthy people go broke. UA Tara, 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road
TRISHNA (R) When Trishna meets a rich and handsome young British business man named Jay, she is attracted to the life and security his wealth could bring. After an accident ruins Trishna's father's Jeep, she goes to work for Jay and they begin to fall in love. Despite their feelings for one another, the conflicting values of a changing culture in India, begin to pull them apart as Trishna's education tells her one thing while her cultural values tell her another. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive
THE DARK NIGHT RISES (PG-13) Christopher Nolan's third and final installment of the Batman series, Bruce Wayne is met with a completely new set of challenges. Bane, a hell-bent villain wants to watch Gotham burn to the ground and has a personal vendetta against the exceptionally wealthy Gotham residents. With Anne Hathaway staring as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as Bane, this movie is promising to be one of the most watched films this summer.
PINK RIBBONS INC. (NR) This documentary takes a look at the big-business, profitting machines that are behind the iconic pink ribbon that has come to be a symbol of the breast cancer struggle. This documentary offers a different look into the affect of the commodification of breast cancer, where companies that use known carcinogens in their products are so-called 'breast cancer research supporters.' Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (PG-13) This Southern-styled fairy-tale is about a young girl named Hushpuppy who lives in "Bathtub," a river delta community, with her father Wink. When her father contracts a strange illness, nature goes out of control with extremely high temperatures melting ice caps and unleashing prehistoric creatures called 'Aurochs.' To help save her father, young Hushpuppy must brave the world alone, in search of her mother for answers. UA Tara 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road
DELIVERANCE (R) John Boorman's 1972 cult-classic Deliverance will be playing at the Fox Theatre tonight. The story follows a group of men on a canoe trip, but when the group becomes separated, two mountain men threaten the lives of two of the group members. The weekend trip takes a somber turn, as the suburban men realize they are far from real civilization. Fox Brothers BBQ will be on site selling their classic brisket and chopped pork to accompany this classic American film. Tonight, 7:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree Street
THE KARATE KID (PG) New Jersey transplant Daniel (Ralph Macchio) arrives in California and befriends a mysterious man named Mr. Miyagi. He is trained in the art of Karate from Miyagi, and then he must defend Miyagi and his own honor in the national Karate championship. This famous film taught everyone the value of 'wax on, wax off.' Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave.
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (PG) Everyone's favorite group of prehistoric mammals are back, but this time their whole world is changing and shifting, literally. As the continents drift apart Manny, Sid, and Diego's world becomes a life at sea, using an iceberg as a makeshift ship. When the gang runs into a band of pirates led by an angry baboon, Manny's journey to reunite with his love takes a detour. Come see Pangaea split apart.
TO ROME WITH LOVE (R) Woody Allen's latest film follows the interwoven love stories of eight people, staring Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Woody Allen, Roberto Benigni, Judy Davis, and Greta Gerwig. A hilarious take on the romantic cliches in Rome.
MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE (NR) Director Bruce McDonald follows Rita Chiarelli's pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Angola Prison in Louisiana. This documentary offers rare performance footage of Chiarelli performing soulful blues classics with inmates convicted of everything from armed robbery, to murder and rape. Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. 7:30 p.m. tonight
NATURAL SELECTION (R) Linda is a devoted Christian wife, but when she discovers her dying husband has a 23-year-old illegitimate son, her world is turned upside down. Her husbands dying wish is that Linda connects with his son, Raymond. Linda's strange journey to find Raymond and bring him home teaches her more about herself than she ever knew before. Midtown Art Cienma 931 Monroe Drive
TAKE THIS WALTZ (R) Margot is happily married to Lou, a cookbook writer, and her life seems great. But one day, when she meets a man named Daniel, their chemistry is immediate and intense. She soon discovers that Daniel is actually one of their neighbors, and begins stealing away moments with him, forcing Margot to reexamine how relationships can change perspectives of love, sex, and herself. Midtown Art Cienma 931 Monroe Drive
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (PG-13) Move over Tobey Maguire, there's a new Spider-Man in town. NYC's favorite web-slinger is back on the big screen, this story follows a new thread in the Spider-Man chronicle. Peter Parker is an outcast at high-school, struggling with girls, bullies, and newly-found spider powers? As Parker works to uncover the mystery of his parents' death he is led to the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former lab partner. But as Parker grows closer to Dr. Connors, he starts to realize Connors might not have been the kind lab partner Parker's father thought he was.
KATY PERRY: PART OF ME (PG) Pop star Katy Perry's road to stardom was not an easy one, and coming from a religious family with her outlandish personality, Perry wasn't always understood in the beginning. This film follows her journey with exclusive on/off-stage footage, interviews, early performances, in this documentary of one of today's biggest stars.
SAVAGES (R) Ben and Chon have it all, money, a luxurious California beach house, exotic sports cars, the finest medical marijuana grow house in America, and a beautiful girl named Ophelia. That's right, the best-friend, business partners share a girl friend (I'm still trying to figure that one out). Regardless, when a Mexican drug cartel decides to move its drug business North, they demand that Ben and Chon partner up with their operation. When they refuse the cartel's offer, the leader, Elena, has Ophelia kidnapped. Now the Ben and Chon have to go guerrilla in order to get their girl back. From director Oliver Stone, this film is jammed with action and the star power to match.
BATTLE ROYALE (NR) This Japanese 2000 cult classic follows a twisted game that places 42 students on an Island in a Hunger Games-esque battle to the death. Every student is paired against the next in a game where it is kill or be killed. Check out the trailer below to one of Quentin Tarantino's favorite films of all time, GSU's Cinefest Theatre, 66 Courtland Street
STAND BY ME (R) This 1986 classic coming-of-age film follows the journey of 4 boys who want one last summer adventure before they go their separate ways in school. Based on Steven King's short story, The Body the boys overhear about the dead body of a boy that authorities are looking for and they decide to go out and find it. During the journey the boys are faced with all the struggles of becoming adults and figuring out their place in the world. 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave
WHORES' GLORY (NR) Documentary film-maker Michael Glawogger's third film in his globalization trilogy (including Megacities and Workingman's Death) provides an in depth look into the oldest profession on earth: prostitution. Following the lives of prostitutes in Bangladesh, Mexico and Thailand, Glawogger provides a non-judgmental study of the drastic affects this occupation can have in different cultures. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive
MAGIC MIKE (R) Mike is a dancer, to be more specific he's a stripper at Club Xquistie, which is an all-male strip club. Mike has everything he could ever want: women, money, partying, and fun, but he wants something more. When Mike is not headlining in the club, he is making custom modern furniture. One day, when Mike meets the sister of a new dancer he has taken under his wing, she changes his perspective on everything and Mike must face the realities of the life he lives. Starring Channing Tatum and Mathew McConaughey, chances are, women will really like this movie.
PEOPLE LIKE US (PG-13) Sam is a young salesman, as his biggest deal of the year collapses in on itself, Sam gets the news that his father has passed away. When Sam returns home to handle and organize his father's estate, he makes an incredible discovery that he has a sister named Frankie he never knew about. As Sam reconnects with his new found family, he begins to rethink the way his own life has played out.
TED (R) Mark Whalberg plays John, who lives with his childhood teddy bear named Ted. When John was a little boy, he wished Ted would come to life and his wish came true! But now, with John and Ted all grown up, John is beginning to realize that Ted's boozing, drugging, and womanizing might not be the best influence on him. From the Seth McFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, this film is not for children!
TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION (PG-13) When George, an investment banker, figures out that he has been picked as the fall-guy for a mob's ponzi-scheme, George knows he and his family are in danger. When he decides to go into witness protection, there's only one woman with the spunky attitude and size to match that can keep them safe, Madea! Tyler Perry's comedic alter-ego, the overbearing, say-anything Madea is back on the big screen.
GOD BLESS AMERICA (NR) When Frank discovers that he is terminally ill, in addition to being jobless and lonely, he decides to go on a murdering rampage killing everything and everyone that is cancerous to society. But not just the bad guys, spoiled reality TV star teenagers, people that talk in movies; Frank is after anyone that 'deserves to die.' GSU's CineFest 66 Courtland Street
YOUR SISTER'S SISTER (R) A year has passed since Tom's brother passed away, but Tom is still very depressed and directionless. When Tom's ex-girlfriend Iris sees him make a scene at a party, she sends him off to her family's secluded cabin to help him find himself again. When Tom arrives at the Cabin, he is surprised to find Iris's sister Hannah up late drinking after ending a seven year relationship with her partner. In a moment of drunken randomness, Hannah and Tom hook up, and are awoken the next day to Iris showing up to the cabin. As the tension builds this love triangle starts to spiral out of control when Iris reveals she might still have feelings for Tom. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive
YELLOW SUBMARINE (G) The trippy classic from one of the all time greats: The Beatles. Need we say more? Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave, 8:30 p.m., tonight.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (R) When the commander-in-chief's mother is murdered by some unknown creature, President Lincoln goes postal on vampires and the slave-owners who help them. Honest Abe kicks ass, with the option for seeing one of our country's most celebrated leaders slay vampires in 3D.
BEL AMI (R) Georges Duroy, a young gentleman in Paris, uses his good looks and charm to start a rags to riches story. He enters a world where sex appeal and celebrity can get him into the bed of Paris' most elite wives and women. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive
BRAVE (PG) This animated film follows Merjda, a princess, who just wants to be her own, independent woman. But in defying the wishes of her parents and the people around her, she creates chaos in her parents kingdom. To return order to her parent's kingdom, Merjda must step up and become the brave fighter she has always wanted to be.
48 HOUR FILM PROJECT (GROUPS C & D) As filmmakers around Atlanta rushed to turn in their 48-hour projects last Sunday, their sleep deprived faces told the work and time they had put into these films, so go check out what they came up with! Tickets are $10 in adv. $12.50 at the door, with screenings tomorrow night (Sat.) as well. 7:00 and 9:15 p.m. show times Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave.
GOODBYE FIRST LOVE (NR) Teenager Camille is a serious and focused girl who falls in love with goofy fellow named Sullivan. As their puppy love is blooming, Sullivan must leave Camille to travel and she is devastated. As Camille matures into a woman, she is suddenly thrown into another roller coaster when Sullivan comes back into her life. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive
WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (NR) When a village is torn between groups of Muslims and Christians living next to one another, the ladies of the village come up with a radical plan to appease the fighting. The plan includes breaking the village's only television, conspiring with the town's priest and imam, and even busing in Ukrainian strippers to distract the men. This film's absurdity and the context of the setting create great comedy. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive
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