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At The Movies

Listings are for Sept. 12-18 and are subject to change. For times at the Vue and Brew in Laurel, call 633-4438 or go to Features at the Amusement Park Drive-In begin at dusk on Fridays and Saturdays. Figures in parentheses show the number of weeks the movie has played in Billings. All times are p.m., unless otherwise noted.

As Above/So Below (3): In another found footage horror movie, an archaeologist (Perdita Weeks) discovers a passage to hell in the catacombs beneath Paris. Brothers John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine) and Drew Dowdle wrote the script, and John Erick Dowdle directed. R. Wynnsong 10 at 2, 4:45, 7:25 and 9:50. Shiloh 14 at 12:10, 2:35, 5, 7:25 and 9:50.

Dolphin Tale 2 (opening): The cast is back from the 2011 hit that starred Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. It’s the continuing story of a dolphin named Winter that received a prosthetic tail following an injury. PG. Wynnsong 10 at 1:25, 4:05, 6:45 and 9:25. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 9:40. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

The Expendables 3 (5): Now more expendable than ever, the grizzled cast is back in another action flick co-directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also stars along with Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Dolph Lundgren, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger. What a cast. What a waste. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4 and 7:25. Shiloh 14 at 2:30 and 8. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.

The Giver (5): In this movie based on a Newbery Award-winning book for young adults that has sold 10 million copies, Jeff Bridges plays the title character, a bearded hermit in a dystopian future after the Ruin in which a Council of Elders, led by Meryl Streep, controls everything, everything is in black and white, and memories have been erased. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:50, 4:40, 7:15 and 9:45. Shiloh 14 at noon and 5:30. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Guardians of the Galaxy (7): In a Marvel film from Walt Disney, space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) enlists the aid of a band of odd misfits, including a raccoon and a treelike humanoid, to battle for the fate of the galaxy. Even with the special effects, director  and co-writer James Gunn (Slither) emphasizes a knowing sense of humor that most critics find appealing. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4, 7 and 9:55. Shiloh 14 in Big D format at 1, 4, 7 and 10 and in 2D at 12:30, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 9:20 and 9:30.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (6): Lasse Hallström (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) directed this film about a family from India who open a restaurant in the south of France. There they come into conflict with the woman who runs a nearby high-toned French restaurant (Helen Mirren) until they learn to appreciate each other’s culture and cuisine. PG. Shiloh 14 at 1 and 7.

The Identical (2): This odd movie has taken a critical beating (5 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) with its strange story about identical twins who grow up apart but become connected through a shared passion for music. Elvis impersonator Blake Rayne plays both twins, and Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd are in there, too, in this religiously themed film. PG. Shiloh 14 at 12:10, 2:50, 5:30 and 8:10. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

If I Stay (4): Based on the young adult novel of the same name, this movie stars Chlöe Grace Moretz as an aspiring musician who gets caught in a coma between life and death. To be or not to be? That is, indeed, the question in this well intentioned exploration of teenage angst. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:15, 4:10, 7:05 and 9:45.  Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 9:40.

Into the Storm (6): If you’ve seen the TV ads, you probably already know whether this is the movie for you. We admit it: We are total suckers for big storm movies, and one huge storm is what this movie is all about. Richard Armitage and Sarah Wayne Callies star. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:20.  Shiloh 14 at 1:30 and 7.

Let’s Be Cops (5): Two friends (Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson) dress up as cops for a costume party, then get caught up in a web woven by mobsters and corrupt detectives. Rob Riggles also stars. Apparently, the movie can’t quite decide whether it wants to be a comedy or a shoot-‘em-up, and doesn’t pull off either. R. Wynnsong 10 at 1:40, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:50. Shiloh 14 at 12:20, 2:55, 5:30 and 8:05.

Lucy (8): In a much-anticipated movie, at least judging from TV ads, Scarlett Johansson plays a woman who accidentally acquires the drug-induced capacity to make full use of the human mind. One of a series of strong woman characters created by director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita), she takes on the bad guys and eventually finds her way to a scientist played by Morgan Freeman, who wants to study her. R. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7 and 9:20. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.

A Most Wanted Man (4): In one of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s final roles, he plays a German spymaster trying to break up a terrorist ring. This film version of yet another John Le Carre novel opened in limited release in July and is just now getting around the country. Nearly uniformly positive reviews indicate it may have been worth the wait. Rachel McAdams and Willem Dafoe also star. R. Wynnsong 10 at 1:10, 4:05 and 7:20.

No Good Deed (opening): Idris Elba plays a threatening stranger who talks his way into a home and leaves the family there fighting for its survival. Taraji P. Henson stars as the mother in the threatened home. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15 and 9:30.

The November Man (3): Pierce Brosnan plays a retired CIA agent lured out of retirement to protect a valuable witness (Olga Kurylenko). This in turn makes him the target of a former colleague (Luke Bracey). The film is based on There Are No Spies, a novel in the November Man series, but critics aren’t impressed. R. Shiloh 14 at 4 and 9:50.

Sing Over Me (2): This documentary tells the story of Dennis Jernigan, who wrote popular Christian songs and struggled with homosexuality throughout his life. Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (6): If you’ve read the comic books, seen the TV series and watched the feature films, you already know what you are in for in this film from producer Michael Bay of Transformers fame. If you haven’t, why start now? Well, Megan Fox is in it, but other than that? PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:20, 4, 7:10 and 9:45. Shiloh 14 at 12:20, 2:55, 5:30 and 8:05.

When the Game Stands Tall (5): Jim Caviezel plays legendary high school football coach Bob Ladouceur, who led the De La Salle high school football team in California to 151 consecutive wins. Thomas Carter (Swing Kids) directs. PG. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 9:45.


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