What's on Tap

What's on Tap

New movies this week: Paddington, Wedding Ringer

Posted January 15, 2015

A few big movies coming out this weekend, including the nationwide release of "American Sniper."

Blackhat (Action, R, Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei, Wang Leehom, William Mapother) - Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary's Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. (Read the review)

Paddington (Animated, comedy, PG, Starring Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters) - This film tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. (Read more about Paddington) 

The Wedding Ringer (Comedy, R, Starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman) - Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

American Sniper (Action, R, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman) - U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy and courageous exploits earn him the nickname "Legend." However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to "leave no one behind". But upon returning to his family, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Spare Parts (Family, PG-13, Starring Alexa PenaVega, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega, George Lopez) - This is a true life story about four Hispanic high school students who form a robotics club under the leadership of their school's newest teacher, Fredi. With no experience, $800, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT. On their journey, they learn not only how to build a robot- they learn to build a bond that will last a lifetime.


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