Film Fare

Find out what's playing around Columbia this week.

Film Fare Key

 

Vox rating
V = Save your hard-earned money;
VV = Wait for DVD;
VVV = Make the matinee;
VVVV = Pay full price;
VVVVV = See it twice

 

% = Critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes

 

Theaters: F=Forum, R=Regal

 

*=New release

REGAL & FORUM

 

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*And So It Goes (PG-13)
Can an abandoned 9-year-old granddaughter help Michael Douglas find his heart? Probably. And maybe a new girlfriend, too, in his next-door neighbor Diane Keaton. (R) RUNTIME=1:34

*Hercules (PG-13)
Steve Moore’s comic book comes to life in this film adaptation starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who looks like he might have been born to play a demigod. (F,R) 60% RUNTIME=2:00

*Lucy (R)
Luc Besson (Le Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, The Professional) has brought many an ass-kicking female lead to the big screen, including Lucy, who turns a bad deal around by unlocking her brain power beyond the norm. (F,R) 80% RUNTIME=1:29

*Wish I Was Here (R)
Zach Braff stars with Kate Hudson in his second attempt at writing/directing. He’s a 30-something who finds himself while home schooling his kids. (R) 41% RUNTIME=1:35

22 Jump Street (R)
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go back undercover in search of the supplier of a new synthetic drug.  The duo bring their trademark bravado, bromance and tomfoolery in this sequel to 2012’s 21 Jump Street. (F,R) VVV 94% RUNTIME=1:50

America (PG-13)
This documentary discusses a major “What if?”— America style. The film examines what would have happened if we lost the Revolutionary War. Our guess is there would be more tea and crumpets. (R) VV 14% RUNTIME=1:43

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)
It’s debatable whether man or ape is right in this battle, but we all know how it ends. (F,R) VVVV 91% RUNTIME=2:10

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)
Hiccup and Toothless are soaring high in this sequel. While their friends race dragons, the pair must defeat a new, mysterious nemesis, the Dragon Rider. (F,R) VVVV 94% RUNTIME=1:45

Maleficent (PG)
Maleficent’s side of the Sleeping Beauty story is worth staying awake for. It turns out, she might not be the evil villain you thought she was. Angelina Jolie stars.  (F,R) VVVV 51% RUNTIME=1:37

Planes: Fire and Rescue (PG)
Dusty and his new team of rescue planes fight a wildfire and learn what hero really means. (F,R) VVV
40% RUNTIME=1:24

The Purge: Anarchy (R)
This sequel to last summer’s sleeper hit shows what happens when America has a short window of time with no rules. A slew of big-name producers who made films such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Friday the 13th and Transformers ensure that it will be debaucherous and just plain icky. (F,R)
85% RUNTIME=1:44

Sex Tape (R)
In an attempt to spice things up, Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) send their sex tape (hence the title) to the cloud. No one understands the cloud, but they try to get it back anyway. (F,R) VV
27% RUNTIME=1:35

Tammy (R)
We’ve seen Susan Sarandon in many a comforting role; but a drunk, profane geriatric carting her granddaughter, who’s down on her luck (Melissa McCarthy), around the country? This is new. (F,R)
17% RUNTIME=1:36

Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG-13)
The franchise might be a little played out, but Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci combined with the epic battles and colossal machines could help things. (F,R) 17% RUNTIME=2:37

 

RAGTAG

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*Venus in Fur (NR)
An actress desperately wants to try out for the part of a dominant woman (in an S&M kind of way). But when she proves to be all too good at it, the director becomes obsessed with her in this version of a Tony Award-winning play. 91% RUNTIME=1:36

Begin Again (R)
The writer-director of Once returns for this musically charged film about a recently dumped songwriter (Keira Knightley) and a producer (Mark Ruffalo) who meet and collaborate. Oh, and it’s Adam Levine’s movie debut. 81% RUNTIME=1:41

Life Itself (R)
Based on Roger Ebert’s best-selling memoir, this documentary explores his life from being a Pulitzer Prize winner to becoming an influential cultural voice. And with executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steve Zaillian, we bet Ebert would’ve given it a stellar review. 97% RUNTIME=1:52

Snowpiercer (R)
Imagine a world where all of remaining humankind lives on a train. The lower class in the back of the train revolts, and class warfare might derail the future. VVVV 94% RUNTIME=2:06