October 3, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Gravity' / 'Runner Runner' / 'Captain Phillips' / 'Blue Caprice' ... and more

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Justin Timberlake, left, and Ben Affleck in "Runner Runner."

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“DESPICABLE ME 2” (PG) (1:38) Animated with the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Miranda Cosgrove. Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

“DON JON” (R) (1:30) Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson and Tony Danza. Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A man works to find intimacy and happiness with his potential true love after developing unrealistic expectations from watching porn.

“ELYSIUM” (R) (1:49), Stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Alice Braga. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. In 2154, the very wealthy live on a space station, and the rest of the population lives on a ruined Earth. One man leads a mission to bring equality to the polarized worlds.

“ENOUGH SAID” (PG-13) (1:33) Stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener. Directed by Nicole Holofcener. A divorced woman decides to pursue the man she’s interested in but learns he’s the ex-husband of her new friend.

“THE FAMILY” (R) (1:51) Stars Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron and John D’Leo. Directed by Luc Besson. The notorious Manzoni mafia family is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program but fitting in becomes a challenge as their old habits die hard.

“THE HEAT” (R) (1:57) Stars Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir and Michael McDonald. Directed by Paul Feig. FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord, but neither woman has ever had a partner, or a friend.

“INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye. Directed by James Wan. The haunted Lambert family tries to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

“LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER” (PG-13) (2:12) Stars Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz and John Cusack. Directed by Lee Daniels. An African-American’s eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler.

“METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER” (R) (1:33) Stars James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Dane DeHaan. Directed by Nimrod Antal. During a concert, a roadie is sent on an urgent mission that turns into a surreal adventure.

“PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS” (PG) (1:46) Stars Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Nathan Fillion. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. The son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Based on the novel “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters.”

“PLANES” (PG) (1:32) Animated with the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett and Carlos Alazraqui. Directed by Klay Hall. Dusty, the crop-dusting plane that is afraid of heights, dreams of being a famous aerial star.

“PRISONERS” (R) (2:33) Stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Melissa Leo. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. While police pursue several leads, Keller Dover takes matters into his own hands after his daughter and her friend go missing.

“RIDDICK” (R) (1:59) Stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff and Jordi Molla. Directed by David Twohy. Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.

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