Movie Night

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email
What: New Films: “The Expendables 3,” “The Giver” and “Let’s Be Cops”

When: Now Playing

Where: Local Movie Theaters

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Did you miss going to a new movie this weekend because you were hanging out at the Maha Music Festival or catching the Superstar Legends shows? Well, Monday is a great night to see a movie with no lines and plenty of choices for seats.

Here’s a look at the new films that opened over the weekend with links to their official trailers.

“The Expendables 3” (PG-13)
Let's see: Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Dolph Lundgren...Kelsey Grammer? They all made sense until we got to Kelsey Grammer. What's Frasier doing here?

And then there's the MIA Bruce Willis, who refused to work four days on the set for $3 million. Willis wanted $4 million, $1 million a day. Sly said, "Eat it, Bruce" and got Harrison Ford to replace him. The plot? Famous action heroes blowing stuff up, making kitschy one-liners, shooting bad guys. Is Round 3 worth the price of admission? Judge for yourself by watching the official trailer by clicking here.

“The Giver” (PG-13)
This creepy story centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes also star. As does Taylor Swift. What? Yep, she's a ghost in a brief appearance. There's a flash of her in the official trailer, which you can see by clicking here. See more of her in the scene here.

“Let's Be Cops” (PG-13)
If you're looking for a simple, stupid-funny film where you can walk in, turn your brain off and enjoy a few laughs, this might be the ticket. It stars Damon Wayans Jr., son of comedy star Damon Wayans, and Jake Johnson as two guys who play dress-up and impersonate cops. The trailer shows potential and is worth watching for a chuckle. Can these two carry this for an entire movie? Not sure. Click here for a look.


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