Openings in Columbia SC: Begin Again, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Persecuted

By Free Times
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Begin Again (R)

Begin Again An executive dumped by his record label and a woman dumped by a rock star unite to record an album. (R) (Carmike 14. Nickelodeon)

Planes: Fire & Rescue More anthropomorphic aerial vehicles — but this time they’re fighting forest fires (PG) (Carmike Wynnsong, AMC Dutch Square, Carmike 14, Regal Sandhill)

Persecuted An extremist preacher who won’t get on board with a controversial bill is framed for murder. (PG-13) (Carmike Wynnsong, Regal Columbiana)

The Purge: Anarchy More chaos ensues as audiences revisit a world where all crime is legal for one day every year. (R) AMC Dutch Square, Carmike 14, Regal Sandhill, Nickelodeon)

Sex Tape A happily married couple accidentally sends their dirty home movie to their friends and family. (R) (AMC Dutch Square, Regal Columbiana, Regal Sandhill)


22 Jump Street More bromantic buddy-cop shtick. More over-the-top gags. Same well-matched leads. (R)

America Director behind 2016: Obama’s America envisions the world without his infallible nation. (PG-13)

Bears Born cute, brown bears grow to become formidable forest dwellers. Witness the transformation. (G)

Blended Adam Sandler takes a sure-to-be-intelligent-and-racially sensitive trip to Africa. Psych! (PG-13)

Chef Jon Favreau quits his job as a chef to open a food truck — pretty much the most 2014 premise possible. (PG-13)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Now free, an army of hyper-intelligent, genetically modified apes defends itself. (PG-13)

Deliver Us From Evil Demonic possession spreads zombie-style through New York City. Cue the over-the-top scares. (R)

Earth to Echo Straying slightly from E.T.’s formula, a group of kids help an alien robot reunite with his people. (PG-13)

Edge of Tomorrow It’s Groundhog Day with guns and Tom Cruise in this intentionally repetitious sci-fi thriller. (PG-13)

The Fault in Our Stars Heartbreaking young adult tale of young cancer patients who fall in love hits the big screen. (PG-13)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dragon-riding boy meets estranged dragon-expert mom, keeps riding dragons. (PG)

Ida A nun in 1960s Poland discovers her hidden Jewish heritage and chases down the story of her family. (NR)

The Immigrant Polish woman arrives in 1920s New York and is sucked into a life of prostitution by a charming villain. (R)

Jersey Boys Clint Eastwood directs as the musical story of Frankie Valli’s Four Seasons hits the big screen. Wait, what? (R)

Korengal Following up Restrepo, filmmakers return to the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, following the same platoon. (R)

Maleficent Angelina Jolie portrays the titular witch from Sleeping Beauty in a Wicked-esque “true story” adaptation. (PG)

Million Dollar Arm Failing sports agent seeks first elite pitcher from India in a bid to save his career — Disney style. (PG)

Mom’s Night Out Moms leave dads with the kids for a night out. Dads lose baby. Gender roles reinforced. (PG)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Based on the beloved cartoon, this computer-animated adventure will do its best not to stomp on your childhood memories. (PG)

Noah Darren Aronofsky takes on another protagonist driven in a way none of his peers understand. But this dude has an ark. (PG-13)

Oculus A woman attempts to prove that the murder her brother committed was actually supernatural. Cue the spooks. (R)

The Railway Man A former WWII POW goes on a journey to the East to face his one-time captor and torture. (R)

Tammy Once more, Melissa McCarthy plays an unhinged vagabond in what promises to be a laugh-a-minute thrill ride. (R)

Think Like a Man Too More Kevin Hart yelling frantically. More girls-versus-guys antics. But this time, they’re in Vegas. (PG-13)

Transformers: Age of Extinction Mark Wahlberg steps in for Shia LaBeouf to help good robots fight bad robots. (PG-13)

X-Men: Days of Future Past Through some time-bending telepathy, two generations of mutants strive to save the future. (PG-13)

We Are the Best! Swedish punks rise up against conformity, promising a fresh spin on teenage rebellion. (NR)

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