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This weekend, beloved children's book 'The Giver' finally gets film adaptation

This weekend sees the release of a film based on the original YA dystopia novel, “The Giver”, and the gathering of action stars from all eras for the third “Expendables” film. Meanwhile, the comedy “Let’s Be Cops” is already in theaters. Read about those movies and this weekend’s other new releases below, and leave a comment at the bottom letting us know what you’ll be watching.

Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) and his friend Fiona (Odeya Rush)
Walden Media

Nationwide Releases:

Let’s Be Cops”: This comedy directed by Luke Greenfield follows Ryan (Jake Johnson) and Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.), two best friends who decide to dress up as police officers for a party, but soon get mixed up in a mob conflict when their ruse goes too far. Runtime: 104 minutes. Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use.

The Expendables 3”: Directed by Patrick Hughes, this third movie in the “Expendables” franchise sees the return of Sylvester Stallone as Barney, who finds out that Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who founded the Expendables with him before becoming an arms dealer, is still alive and out to take down Barney and the gang. In addition to his old team, Barney brings in some new, younger members to take out Stonebanks once and for all. Runtime: 126 minutes. Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language.

The Giver”: Directed by Phillip Noyce, this movie based on the book by Lois Lowry is set in a supposedly perfect society. There is no war, no suffering, no unhappiness, but also no freedom of choice in every aspect of life. When Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) turns twelve, he is assigned to be the community’s next Receiver of Memories, he trains under a man called the Giver (Jeff Bridges), who teaches him about the real world. Jonas realizes that his world isn’t actually perfect, forcing him to make a difficult decision about his future. Runtime: 94 minutes. Rated PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.

Other movies opening in St. Louis:

· “What If

· “Singham Returns

· “Calvary

· “Land Ho!

Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters:

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