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Openings in Columbia SC: “Brick Mansions”, “Muppets Most Wanted”

By Free Times
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Brick Mansions (PG-13)

Opening


12 O’Clock Boys Documentary about inner-city youths in Baltimore who pop some mean wheelies — and the social ramifications of their exploits. (NR) (Nickelodeon)

Brick Mansions The now deceased Paul Walker kicks one last batch of cinematic ass in this over-the-top crime thriller. (PG-13) (Carmike Wynnsong, Regal Sandhill)

Child’s Pose A creepily meddling mother gets drawn into the seedy exploits of her only son. (NR) (Nickelodeon)

The Other Woman Three women wronged by the same serial cheater collaborate to get their revenge. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana Grande, Regal Columbia)

The Quiet Ones A scholarly team seeks a scientific explanation for demonic posession with predictably spooky results. (PG-13) (Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana Grande, Carmike 14)

Teenage Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox soundtracks a rebellious documentary focused on America’s most downtrodden and celebrated age group. (NR) (Nickelodeon)

Now Playing


3 Days to Kill A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his å — in exchange for one last assignment. (PG-13)

About Last Night Two couples journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. (R)

Bears Born cute and cuddly, brown bears grow to become formidable forest dwellers. Witness the transformation courtesy of Disney Nature. (G)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier An Avenger reckons with an enemy he helped create. Also, Robert Redford in a comic book movie! (PG-13)

Divergent It’s teen drama in the shadow of an impending holocaust in this story of beautiful people with special talents and a government out to get them. (PG-13)

Draft Day No, this isn’t an army movie, though the prospect of drafting for the routinely dreadful Cleveland Browns isn’t much better. (PG-13)

Gravity A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (PG-13)

A Haunted House 2 A Haunted House was to ghosts what Scary Movie was to slashers. Care for a second helping? (R)

Heaven Is For Real A little boy returns from a near-death experience with memories of heaven. Cue the faith testing. (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)

Muppets Most Wanted James Bobin, the director of 2011’s touching and tastefully irreverent Muppets reboot, goes for round two. (PG)

Need for Speed A near-impossible cross-country race against time — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. (PG-13)

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

Non-Stop A veteran air marshal sees his assignment as a desk job in the sky. But today’s flight has a killer twist. (PG-13)

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

Philomena A world-weary journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago. (PG-13)

Rio 2 More brightly colored computer animation. More strangely hip and intelligent birds. This time in the jungle. (G)

Sabotage Aging Arnold Schwarzenegger goes guns-blazing against a drug cartel led by slumming Terrence Howard. (PG-13)

Transcendence A dying Johnny Depp has his consciousness digitized, becoming an all-powerful megalomaniac. Because of course he does. (PG-13)

The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese’s take on the decadent rise and eventual fall of Jordan Belfort, who brokered questionable penny stocks to blue-collar investors. (PG-13)

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