New movies this weekend: 'Hercules,' 'Lucy'
Posted July 24, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Drama and action rule in theaters this weekend.
Hercules (Action/Adventure, PG-13, Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan)
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend... Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail...he must again become the hero he once was...he must embrace his own myth...he must be Hercules.
Lucy (Action/Adventure, R, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Pilou Asbæk, Claire Tran)
A woman is accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
And So It Goes (Comedy/Drama/Romance, PG-13, Starring Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Paloma Guzmán, Frances Sternhagen)
There are a million reasons not to like realtor Oren Little, and that's just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet -- until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew existed and turns his life upside-down. Clueless about how to care for a sweet, abandoned nine-year-old, he pawns her off on his determined and lovable neighbor Leah and tries to resume his life uninterrupted. But little by little, Oren stubbornly learns to open his heart - to his family, to Leah, and to life itself.
A Most Wanted Man (Suspense/Thriller, R, Starring Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl)
Present day Hamburg: a tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city's Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father's ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about him seems to add up; is he a victim, thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a British banker and a young female lawyer, determined to defend the defenceless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit, who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.
The Fluffy Movie (Comedy/Documentary, PG-13, Starring Gabriel Iglesias)
This film captures worldwide comic phenomenon Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias in never-before-seen footage from his sold-out "Unity Through Laughter" tour, spanning over 23 countries, and more than 400 cities.
Some other recent releases:
I Origins (Drama/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, R, Starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, Archie Panjabi)
A molecular biologist and his lab partner uncover startling evidence that could fundamentally change society as we know it and cause them to question their once-certain beliefs in science and spirituality.
Wish I Was Here (Comedy, R, Starring Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Greene, Donald Faison)
A struggling actor, father and husband tries to find his identity and purpose in his life when he home schools his kids.