There are a lot of new movies opening this weekend. New films include Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis), If I Stay (Chloë Grace Moretz), When the Game Stands Tall (Jim Caviezel), Are You Here (Amy Poehler), Love is Strange (John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei), The One I Love (Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass, Ted Danson), The Possession of Michael King (Shane Johnson), The Prince (Bruce Willis, John Cusack), and To Be Takei (George Takei). I want to see the new Sin City movie. I loved the special effects in the first film. Continue reading for a summary of the new movies for this weekend.
New Movies for August 22, 2014
Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller’s popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who’s looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City’s corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. Cast includes Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Stacy Keach, Jaime King, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis.
Gayle Forman’s best-selling novel comes to the screen in New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ drama If I Stay, starring Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie, the Kick-Ass films), Mireille Enos (TV’s The Killing, World War Z), Joshua Leonard (Higher Ground), Jamie Blackley (Snow White and the Huntsmen) and Stacy Keach (Nebraska). Mia Hall (Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.
Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall tells the remarkable 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. Cast includes Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig, Clancy Brown and Laura Dern.
When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben’s childhood home to discover Ben has inherited the family fortune leaving the ill-equipped duo to battle Ben’s formidable sister (Amy Poehler) and deal with his father’s gorgeous 25-year-old widow.
After 39 years together, Ben and George take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their vows, George gets fired from his longtime job as a choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Suddenly, with no real savings to count on, the couple finds that they can’t afford the rent on their small Chelsea apartment. As a short-term solution, George moves in with the gay cops next door, and Ben moves in with his nephew Elliot, a television director, and his wife Kate, a novelist, in the Park Slope apartment they share with their teenage son. As the two men face the bureaucracy and discomfort of getting a new apartment — and the challenges of living apart after decades spending every night together — their presence in the two households ultimately has subtle and unforeseen effect on the lives and relationships of all involved. Cast includes Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Darren Burrows, Marisa Tomei, Manny Perez, and Cheyenne Jackson.
On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future. Cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass and Ted Danson.
Grieving the shocking loss of his wife, Michael King (Shane Johnson), sets out to disprove the existence of the supernatural.
A retired assassin is drawn back into the life he gave up when his daughter is kidnapped. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival. Cast includes Bruce Willis, John Cusack, and Jessica Lowndes.
Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star’s playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.