Million Dollar Arm Failing sports agent seeks first elite pitcher from India in a bid to save his career — Disney style. (PG) (Regal Columbia, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana Grande, Regal Pastime Pavilion)
Godzilla Gareth Edwards ventures to bring some grit back to Godzilla after Roland Emmerich’s oh-so-silly 1998 misfire. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square, Carmike Wynnsong, Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana Grande, Regal Pastime Pavilion, Regal Columbia) [online copy corrected]
About Last Night Two couples journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. (R)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The second installment of the second — and thus far inferior — Spidey film series pits our hero against three formidable villains. (PG-13)
Bears Born cute, brown bears grow to become formidable forest dwellers. Witness the transformation courtesy of Disney Nature. (G)
Brick Mansions Now deceased Paul Walker kicks one last batch of cinematic ass in this over-the-top crime thriller. (PG-13)
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 Not an army movie, though the prospect of drafting for the routinely dreadful Cleveland Browns isn’t much better. (PG-13)
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson brings his storybook style to a good old-fashioned murder caper. (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)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns It’s back to Oz in a computer-animated adventure sure to frustrate every parent forced to suffers through it. (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)
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)
Neighbors A new dad (Seth Rogen) gets caught in a pissing contest with his frat-president neighbor (Zac Efron).(R)
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)
The Other Woman Three women wronged by the same serial cheater collaborate to get their revenge. (PG-13)
The Quiet Ones A scholarly team seeks a scientific explanation for demonic possession with predictably spooky results. (PG-13)
Rio 2 More brightly colored computer animation. More strangely hip and intelligent birds. This time in the jungle. (G)
Son of God Another big-screen re-telling of the tale of Jesus Christ. This one promises to focus on his uplifting aspects. (PG-13)
Transcendence A dying Johnny Depp has his consciousness digitized, becoming an all-powerful megalomaniac. Because of course he does. (PG-13)
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Free Times is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter to assist in gathering material from advertisers, coordinating between the sales and production departments, and handling routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient on a Mac, able to conduct business via phone, email, text, Dropbox, social media platforms and face to face while under deadline in a fast-paced, sometimes distracting work environment. The position requires the ability to multitask, excellent oral and written communication skills, and solid experience in quickly learning new computer programs. This is a full time position with benefits. Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to email@example.com.
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com