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This weekend, check out action movies based on true stories and legends

This Friday’s new theatrical releases include two action movies: one based on a recent true story, and the other based on an ancient legend. Which will you be checking out? Read about those films and this weekend’s other new releases below, and leave a comment at the bottom letting us know what you’ll be watching.

A group of soldiers hunt down a Taliban leader in "Lone Survivor"
Universal Pictures

Nationwide Releases:

Lone Survivor”: Directed by Peter Berg, this action film is based on a 2005 military operation called “Operation Red Wings”, in which four SEAL Team 10 members attempted to find and kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. The cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch, and Emile Hirsch. Runtime: 121 minutes. Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language.

The Legend of Hercules”: This adventure film directed by Renny Harlin tells the origins of Hercules, played by Kellan Lutz. When Hercules, the son of Zeus, learns that his real purpose is to overthrow the king and restore peace to the land, he must make a choice: to fulfill his destiny, or escape everything with his true love, Princess Hebe (Gaia Weiss). Runtime: 99 minutes. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat action and violence, and for some sensuality.

Other movies opening in St. Louis:

· “August: Osage County

· “The Great Beauty

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

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