Film clips

Posted: August 1, 2014 at 1:54 a.m.

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77 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, PG-13 Only Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city, including Electro (Jamie Foxx), as Spidey comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. (142 minutes)

68 AMERICA: IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT HER, PG-13 Dinesh D'Souza's documentary look at an America under attack and a retrospective of the heroes who built the country: Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, et al. (103 minutes)

72 AND SO IT GOES, PG-13 Michael Douglas plays a willfully obnoxious real estate agent whose dreams of selling one last house and retiring in peace and quiet end when his estranged son suddenly drops off a 9-year-old granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) he never knew existed. Will pawning her off on on his determined and lovable neighbor (Diane Keaton) be sufficient or will he have to eventually open his heart? With Frankie Valli, Scott Shepherd, Frances Sternhagen; directed by Rob Reiner. (94 minutes)

89 BEGIN AGAIN, R College sweethearts and songwriting partners decamp for New York but when he lands a deal with a major label, she's at loose ends until a disgraced record label exec stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage. (101 minutes)

71 BLENDED, PG-13 After a disastrous blind date, single parents (Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore) agree on only one thing: They never want to see each other again. Then they discover they've signed up for a family vacation with their kids at a luxurious African safari resort and are stuck together for a week in the same suite. (117 minutes)

90 CHEF, R Director Jon Favreau plays the title character, who quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner and ends up in Miami, teamed with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. (115 minutes)

89 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, PG-13 A band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier face off against the growing nation of genetically evolved apes on the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. (130 minutes)

71 DELIVER US FROM EVIL, R Eric Bana plays a New York cop struggling with his own personal problems who joins forces with an unconventional priest and exorcist (Edgar Ramirez) while investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes that could involve demonic possession. (118 minutes)

85 EARTH TO ECHO, PG A trio of inseparable friends whose neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project discover that the strange signals they've been getting on their phones are coming from a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. (91 minutes)

83 EDGE OF TOMORROW, PG-13 In a near future in which an alien race has launched an unrelenting assault on Earth that no existing military unit in the world can fight, Tom Cruise plays an officer killed on a suicide mission who finds himself caught in a time loop that, as he repeats the same brutal combat, increases his skills. (113 minutes)

87 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, PG-13 Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort play extraordinary teenagers who meet and fall in love at a cancer support group, sharing an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. (125 minutes)

85 THE FLUFFY MOVIE, PG-13 Comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias' concert film, consisting of footage, some never before seen, from his "Unity Through Laughter" tour. Directed by Manny Rodriguez and Jay Lavender. (101 minutes)

82 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, PG A small-town father (Greg Kinnear) must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. (100 minutes)

87 HERCULES, PG-13 In this revisionist take on the classic Greek myth, from the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), having completed his 12 labors and haunted by a sin from his past, has become the leader of a band of mercenaries. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek his help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, he must once again become the hero he once was and embrace his own myth. With Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson; directed by Brett Ratner. (98 minutes)

88 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, PG Heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago. Animated. (105 minutes)

82 THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, PG-13 Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her fellow 74th annual Hunger Games victor embark on a "Victor's Tour" while a possible rebellion is brewing and the president is about to announce the next year's extra-special games. (146 minutes)

75 LUCY, R Scarlett Johansson plays a woman who, when an experiment turns her into a merciless warrior beyond human logic, turns the tables on her captors. With Morgan Freeman; directed by Luc Besson. (90 minutes)

83 MALEFICENT, PG In this prequel/remake of Sleeping Beauty from the villain's point of view, Angelina Jolie plays the title role of a beautiful young woman who, after a ruthless betrayal turns her pure heart to stone, becomes bent on revenge and places a curse upon the newborn infant of her persecutor's successor. (97 minutes)

88 A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, R Co-writer/director Seth MacFarlane plays a cowardly sheep farmer whose girlfriend left him after he backed out of a gunfight, who then falls for a mysterious and beautiful woman who helps him find his courage -- especially when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge. (116 minutes)

82 NEIGHBORS, R After the birth of their baby, a young couple suffering from arrested development battle the next-door fraternity house. (96 minutes)

71 PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE, PG World famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, shifts gears and enters the world of aerial firefighting, joining a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire -- including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen). (83 minutes)

75 THE PURGE: ANARCHY, R On the one night a year in which all crime, including murder, is legal for 12 hours, a man intent on killing thugs as revenge for his son's death ends up rescuing a stranded couple. (103 minutes)

75 RIO 2, G Our animated animal heroes, trying to fit into the Amazon wilds after being hurtled out of the big city, encounter a vengeful rival and worse -- an unpleasant in-law. (101 minutes)

67 SEX TAPE, R With their love flame dimming after 10 years and two kids, a couple (Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz) decide to kick things up a notch by trying -- on video -- every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. Then it turns out their private video is no longer private .... (94 minutes)

89 SNOWPIERCER, R After a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ice age kills off all life on the planet except for the folks on a globe-traveling train, powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine and home to an evolving class system -- and a brewing revolution. (125 minutes)

80 TAMMY, R Melissa McCarthy plays a woman whose personal problems have mounted to the point where she's ready to quit town but, broke and without wheels, her only option is a road trip to Niagara Falls with her grandma Pearl (Susan Sarandon) riding shotgun. (96 minutes)

82 TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, PG-13 As humanity picks up the pieces after an epic battle that destroyed a great city but saved the world, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history and an ancient, powerful new menace puts Earth in its cross hairs. (157 minutes)

83 22 JUMP STREET, R Now out of high school (for the second time), undercover officers (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum) are now at a local college, where they have to not only crack the case but figure out if they can have a mature relationship. (109 minutes)

88 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, PG-13 The ultimate X-Men ensemble -- those from the original trilogy joining forces with their younger selves -- fights an epic battle for the survival of the species that must change the past to save the future. (131 minutes)

MovieStyle on 08/01/2014