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New movies this weekend: 'Get On Up,' 'Guardians'

Posted July 31

— The story of James Brown and a galactic adventure are this weekend's new releases. Read about new movies and some other recently released films: 

Get On Up (Drama, PG-13, Starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James)

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, PG-13, Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker)

After stealing a mysterious orb, American pilot/outlaw hero Peter Quill is hunted down and thrown into an inter-galactic prison. In order to secure his freedom, Quill reluctantly joins forces with alien bandits Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Groot to form an alliance of misfits known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, and with the all-powerful villain Ronan hunting the orb, the fate of the universe is in their hands.

Slugterra: Return of the Elementals (Animation/Comedy/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, No Rating)

Slugterra Return of the Elementals is the first feature length movie based on the Disney XD TV series.

Boyhood (Drama, R, Starring Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater)

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this film is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. This drama charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. The film is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

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