Raleigh, N.C. — Two sequels, 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2, are coming out this weekend.
22 Jump Street (R, Action/Adventure/Comedy, Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman)
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.
Some theaters are also offering a 21 and 22 Jump Street Double Feature on Thursday afternoon.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG, Animation/Family, Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou)
Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup's world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.
This movie, which was filmed in the Triangle, was released last week but it only showing in a few theaters around the Triangle:
A Long Way Off (PG, Drama, Starring Robert Davi, Edie McClurg, John Diehl, Zoe Myers, Sean Hannity)
In this modern day retelling of the timeless Prodigal Son Parable, Jacob is tired of living on the family farm and submitting to his father's rules. One day he demands an early inheritance from his father, who shockingly agrees to give it to him. So, he heads to the big city doing things his way without restraint. For a while, he does surprisingly well. He takes huge business risks and converts his small fortune into a big fortune, despite his extremely flamboyant lifestyle. Jake had it all: money, ladies, prestige. But he loses it all and finds himself eating out of dumpsters and living in a literal pig pen. He heads home, determined to work for his dad, who surprises him once again by running to him-but is it to kiss him or kill him?