Movie Previews for August 23

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Movie Previews for August 23

By Spencer Blake. CREATED Aug 23, 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Screen Gems - Rated PG-13
In PG-13 rated The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, a seemingly ordinary teenager, played by Lily Collins, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret group of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother she must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.

The World's End - Focus Features - Rated R
The World's End is rated R. Director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for a third film following "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts the drinking marathon to reach the fabled pub – The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries. Rosamund Pike also stars.

You're Next - Lionsgate - Rated R
You're Next puts a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped...until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all. It's rated R.

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Blue Jasmine - Sony Pictures Classics - Rated PG-13
Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's latest drama explores the changing life of a woman whose husband has cheated friends and clients out of millions in a Ponzi Scheme. Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins, and Louis C.K. star. It's rated PG-13.

Prince Avalanche - Magnolia Pictures - Rated R
R-rated Prince Avalanche stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as Texas road crew workers out in the middle of nowhere. An odd couple of sorts, they leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway. As they learn more than they want to about each other and their own limitations, an unlikely friendship develops.