Raleigh, N.C. — The next movie of the popular "Transformers" franchise is being released Friday.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (Action/Adventure, PG-13, Starring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Li Bingbing, Han Geng, Stanley Tucci)
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control - all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.
Some other recent releases:
Obvious Child (Comedy/Romance, R, Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross)
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn't facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others and be truly vulnerable.
The Signal (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Suspense/Thriller, PG-13, Starring Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Sarah Clarke, Lin Shaye, Olivia Cooke)
Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic, regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare.
Hellion (Drama, No Rating, Starring Jonny Mars, Karinne Berstis, Deke Garner, Arthur Dale, Ashley Serrao)
Obsessed with heavy metal, dirt bike racing and partaking in the occasional act of vandalism with his band of delinquents, the behavior of 13-year-old Jacob Wilson has begun to raise concerns around town, especially when it starts to involve his younger brother Wes. While the boys' father Hollis loves his sons, he is still reeling from the loss of their mother, spending more time drowning his sorrows at the local bar and working on his damaged beach house than being an active parent. When the local authorities catch wind of the increasingly volatile situation, Wes is taken into custody by his Aunt Pam, leaving Jacob and Hollis to fend for themselves. In Wes' absence, Jacob becomes increasingly obsessed with two things: winning a local motocross championship and getting his brother back.