MOVIE SHORTS: Sept. 12-18



"Atlas Shrugged III: Who is John Galt?" - (Sci-fi drama, PG-13, running time not available). Not reviewed. The economy on the verge of collapse, one man has the answer to the crisis. Some will stop at nothing to stop him.

"No Good Deed" - (Thriller, PG-13, 84 minutes) Not reviewed. A woman (Taraji P. Henson) living comfortably in an Atlanta suburb is confronted by a charming but dangerous escaped convict (Idris Elba) who invades her home.


"Mayhem: Mayweather vs Maidana" - (Boxing) 6 p.m. Saturday, Cinemark Carefree Circle, 3305 Cinema Point, 596-2173,


"As Above, So Below" - (Horror, R, 100 minutes) Grade: C-, Jordan Mintzer. Treasure hunters find themselves at what's purported to be the gates of hell. 
"Boyhood" (Drama, R, 162 minutes) Grade: A, Roger Moore. Director Richard Linklater follows a boy (played by Ellar Coltrane) over 12 years.

"Calvary" - (Drama, R, 100 minutes) Grade: B+, Roger Moore. A priest is threatened as payback for another priest's misdeeds.

"Chef" - (Dramedy, R, 114 minutes) Grade: A-, Michael O'Sullivan. A chef loses his position and takes his talents to a food truck.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" - (Action adventure, PG-13, 130 minutes). Grade: B+, Rick Bentley. A nation of apes is threatened. by a band of human survivors.

"Deliver Us From Evil" - (Horror, R, 118 minutes). Grade: D, Roger Moore. A New York City police officer joins with a priest to investigate demonic possessions.

"Earth to Echo" - (Family adventure, PG, 91 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. Teenagers rescue an adorable creature from outer space.

"The Expendables 3" - (Action, PG-13, 126 minutes) Grade: C-, Peter Bradshaw. An ever- increasing gang of old-timer action stars go through their paces.

"The Giver" - (Sci-fi, PG-13, 94 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. An all-too familiar Orwellian future turns out one rebellious boy who may be destined to save the future.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" - (Sci-fi comedy, 121 minutes, PG-13) Grade: B, Roger Moore. A mismatched band of outsiders go on a quest to save the universe.

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" - (Comedy, PG, 121 minutes) Grade: C, Roger Moore. A culinary battle between owners of an honored French restaurant and an Indian restaurant in a little French village.

"Identical" - (Musical drama, PG, 107 minutes) Grade: F, Roger Moore. Twin brothers are separated at birth. One of them becomes a rock 'n' roll star; the other struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father.

"If I Stay" - (Drama, PG-13, 103 minutes) Grade: C+, Roger Moore. A teen is critically injured and in a coma. She (or her spirit) must decide whether to stay or move on.

"Into the Storm" - (Action adventure, PG-13, 89 minutes) Grade: C, Roger Moore. Really bad weather happens and a cadre of witless voyeurs find themselves in the middle of it all.

"Jersey Boys" - (Bio-pic, R, 134 minutes) Four boys rise to fame as the Four Seasons.

"Let's Be Cops" - (Comedy, R, 104 minutes). Grade: D, Roger Moore. Two losers pretend to be police officers.

"Lucy" - (Action adventure, R, 149 minutes) Grade: C+, Roger Moore. A woman becomes the unwilling courier of a new drug, one that gives her access to her entire brain.

"Maleficent" - (Action adventure, PG, 97 minutes). Grade: B-, Rick Bentley. A fairy curses an infant princess.

"The November Man" - (Thriller, R, 108 minutes) Grade: D, Roger Moore. A humorless, muddled, bloody thriller about an ex-agent sucked back into The Business.

"Planes: Fire and Rescue" - (Animation, PG, 143 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. Dusty learns to be a firefighting plane.

"The Purge: Anarchy" - (Drama, R, 100 minutes). Grade: D, Roger Moore. Society turns dangerous during the annual "release the beast" night, when people fight their neighbors for their lives.

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" - (Action noir, R, 104 minutes) Grade: C, Roger Moore. Rehash of bullets and beatdowns from "Sin City."

"Sex Tape" - (Comedy, R, 90 minutes). Grade: D+, Connie Ogle. A married couple's sex video goes viral.

"Tammy" - (Comedy, R, 97 minutes). Grade: C+, Roger Moore. A woman hits the road with her grandmother.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - (Action adventure, PG-13, 100 minutes) Grade: C, Roger Moore. The turtles battle a bad guy named Splinter in their quest to save the world.

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" - (Sci-fi, PG-13, 157 minutes). Grade: C-, Clarence Tsui. An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a startling discovery.

"When the Game Stands Tall" - (Sports drama, PG, 115 minutes) Grade: D, Roger Moore. A high school football team on a long winning streak must deal with the fallout when they finally lose.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" - (Action adventure, PG-13, 135 minutes). Grade: B+, Roger Moore. The X-Men send Wolverine into the past to head off potential disaster


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