Movie Capsules

Last modified: Thursday, October 16, 2014
BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater filmed this movie about the life of a boy, Mason, who becomes a young man, using the same actor (Ellar Coltrane) from age 5 to age 18. Also stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke. Rated R.

CAVALRY: Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Rated R.

THE EXPENDABLES 3: Barney (Sylvester Stallone) augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who wants to wipe out Barney and his associates. Also stars Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz. Rated PG-13.

THE GIVER: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy (Brenton Thwaites) is chosen to learn from an elderly man (Jeff Bridges) about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world. Also stars Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift. Rated PG-13. 
The Hundred-Foot Journey: A family clashes with Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own eatery nearby. Also stars Om Puri, Manish Dayal. Rated PG.

IF I STAY: Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. Also stars Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley. Rated PG-13.

Into the Storm: Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton. Stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh. Rated PG-13.

LAND HO!: A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland. Stars Earl Lynn Nelson, Paul Eenhoorn, Daníel Gylfason. Rated R.

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT: When an Englishman (Colin Firth) is hired to help unmask a possible swindle, personal and professional complications ensue. Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy also stars Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden. Rated PG-13.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR: Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. Stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin. Rated R.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: Four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Michelangelo (Noel Fisher), Leonardo (Johnny Knoxville), Donatello (Jeremy Howard )and Raphael (Alan Ritchson), aka the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city. Also stars William Fichtner. Rated PG-13.

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Also stars Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis. Rated PG.

LUCY: A woman (Scarlett Johansson), accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior. Also stars Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi. Rated R.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: In the wake of a disaster that changed the world, the growing and genetically evolving apes find themselves at a critical point with the human race. Stars Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis. Rated PG-13

LET’S BE COPS: Two struggling pals (Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr.) dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. Also stars Rob Riggle. Rated R.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: In the far reaches of space, an American pilot, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) becomes the object of a manhunt after he steals an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace). Also stars Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro. Rated PG-13.

Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder (Tohoru Masamune) and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim unti and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan