New movies in theaters with Bob Richards
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The White House attacked, animated cavemen, former Disney stars in bikinis -- yes, Spring has sprung at theaters. Bob Richards takes a look.
Olympus Has Fallen - Film District - Rated R
In R rated Olympus Has Fallen, when the White House is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, a disgraced former Presidential guard finds himself trapped within the building. He relies on his inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Ashley Judd, and Melissa Leo star.
The Croods - 20th Century Fox - Rated PG
With a voice cast that includes Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman, The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. It's rated PG.
Spring Breakers - Anapura Productions - Rated R
James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine star in R rated Spring Breakers, which tells the story of four sexy college girls as they plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that's only the beginning...an infamous local thug takes them under his wing and leads them on the wildest Spring Break trip in history.
Admission - Focus Features - Rated PG-13
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in Admission. A straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate. She has surmised that his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that she secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, and Lily Tomlin also star, it's rated PG-13.
InAPPropriate Comedy - Freestyle Releasing - Rated R
R rated InAPPropriate Comedy is a no-holds barred sketch movie starring Adrien Brody as "Flirty Harry," a tough, no nonsense cop with a soft middle and a flair for fashion; Rob Schneider in a dual role as both a sleazy, horny psychologist and a curmudgeonly porn critic alongside his enthusiastic counterpart Michelle Rodriguez; and Lindsay Lohan living out her fantasy of taking an ultimate revenge on the salivating paparazzi who haunt her.
And at The Flicks…
West of Memphis - Sony Pictures Classics - Rated R
In 1993, Damien Echols and two other teenagers, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. were arrested for the murders of three 8-year-old boys. Echols, then 18, was sentenced to death and spent 18 years on death row. Amy Berg's documentary West of Memphis brings new evidence to light and answers many questions about this shocking injustice. With the support of high profile advocates including Johnny Depp, Eddie Vedder and Peter Jackson (the film's producer) show how they should be exonerated.
Like Someone in Love - IFC Films - Not Rated
Like Someone in Love is an unusual love story set in Tokyo. A young woman putting herself through college as a call girl is sent to the home of a lonely older man. Over time, a deep friendship develops. It's in Japanese with English subtitles.
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Murph The Protector - Mactavish Pictures - Rated PG
MURPH: The Protector is a feature-length documentary based on LT Michael Murphy; a Navy SEAL who gave his life for his men in 2005 and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2007. The film is a profile of his entire life of honor, courage and commitment, as told by his friends, family and teammates.
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