Raleigh, N.C. — A look at what's new in theaters this week.
Going in Style (Comedy, PG-13, Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Joey King) - Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
Smurfs: The Lost Village (Animation, PG, Starring Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi) - It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching) except for her. So what's the only girl in the village to do? Go in search of hers, of course! When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Enchanted Forest, she follows, and sets off into the uncharted and strictly forbidden woods. Joined by her brothers Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy and with the evil wizard Gargamel shadowing their every step Team Smurf undertakes a wild journey full of action, danger and discovery, setting them on a course that leads to the biggest mystery in Smurf history!
The Case for Christ (Drama, PG, Starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Robert Forster, Faye Dunaway) - In 1980, Lee Strobel's award-winning investigative reporting earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. Things at home weren't going nearly as well. His wife Leslie's newfound faith in Christ compels Lee to utilize his journalistic and legal training to disprove the claims of Christianity -pitting his resolute atheism against her growing faith. Based on Strobel's bestselling book of the same name, THE CASE FOR CHRIST is a dramatic and heartfelt telling of their compelling journey. Coming to theaters in 2017, this moving story is for everyone who has ever pondered the existence of God...and what role He could play in their lives.