This Friday’s new theatrical releases include Dreamworks’ latest animated family comedy and a couple of thrillers, including the much-hyped “Spring Breakers”. Read about those and this week’s other new releases below. What will you be checking out?
“The Croods”: Directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco, this animated comedy set in the Stone Age follows a family of cave-people, including controlling father Grug (Nicolas Cage) and his rebellious daughter Eep (Emma Stone). When their shielded way of life is destroyed, they embark on the world’s first road trip through a fantastic world filled with strange creatures, changing their outlook on life forever. Available for viewing in 3D. Runtime: 98 minutes. Rated PG for some scary action.
“Spring Breakers”: This quirky crime flick written and directed by Harmony Korine follows four college girls (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine) who are best friends longing for a great spring break to escape their boring campus life. They end up in jail after robbing a restaurant to fund their vacation, but are bailed out by a thug who goes by the name Alien (James Franco). Alien wants the girls to do something for him in return, forcing them to decide just how far they’ll go to have the spring break of their life. Runtime: 94 minutes. Rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout.
“Admission”: This comedy directed by Paul Weitz stars Tina Fey as Portia Nathan, a strict Princeton admissions officer who is shaken up after a recruiting visit to an alternative high school run by her ex-classmate, John Pressman (Paul Rudd). There, she is introduced to a student who may very well be the son she gave up for adoption many years ago. As she starts to bend the rules for him, she puts her job and the life she thought she always wanted at risk. Runtime: 113 minutes. Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material.
“Olympus Has Fallen”: This thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua follows Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), an ex-Presidential guard who is trapped in the White House when a terrorist captures it and kidnaps the President (Aaron Eckhart). Using his inside knowledge of the White House, Banning must help save the President and prevent an even more deadly plot against the nation. Runtime: 120 minutes. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters:
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre