Posted: August 23, 2013 at 3:42 a.m.
New this week The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 71 PG-13 A seemingly ordinary New York City teenager (Lily Collins) discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. With Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey, CCH Pounder, Jonathan Rhys Meyers; directed by Harald Zwart. (130 minutes) Opened Wednesday Blackfish 87 PG-13 Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary examines the two sides of orcas, aka “killer whales,” and particularly the story of SeaWorld’s Tilikum, an orca that has been involved in the deaths of three people. (83 minutes) Blue Jasmine 89 PG-13 After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage, an elegant New York socialite (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister’s modest San Francisco apartment to try to pull herself back together. With Alec Baldwin, Louis CK, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay;
directed by Woody Allen. (98 minutes)Much Ado About Nothing 80 PG-13 Director Joss Whedon’s black-and-white, contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s classic comedy about a dashing young officer (Alexis Denisof) and a witty scion of wealth (Amy Acker) whose sparring, with the help of a prince’s machinations, eventually blooms into love. With Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz, Reed Diamond. (106 minutes) The World’s End 87 R Five childhood friends reunite 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl when one of them (Simon Pegg) drags his reluctant pals to their hometown for another attempt to reach the fabled World’s End pub.
With Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike; directed by Edgar Wright. (109 minutes)
MovieStyle, Pages 33 on 08/23/2013