Whereas last week was all about family viewing, the same is not true of this week. However if you are a fan of action, drama and adult comedy, this is definitely going to be your week for the theater. For a few laughs, “Five-Year Engagement” promises to entertain. And talk about great casting with John Cusack as the genius and creepy Edgar Allen Poe in “The Raven,” this thriller looks chilling. Jason Stratham in an action packed drama will have you cringing in your seats. Happy movie-going!
“The Five-Year Engagement”- The latest in the wedding comedy motif is “The Five-Year Engagement.” Hoping to capitalize on the success of such films as last year’s Oscar-nominated “Bridesmaids,” this film focuses on what happens after the courtship as one couple tries to navigate its way to the altar. Stars Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt and Alison Brie. RatedR for irreverent humor.
Southern Illinois residents can see it at AMC Centre 8 and AMC Showplace Carbondale 8. (Follow link for show times)
“The Raven” – Fans of the macabre author will flock to “The Raven,” starring John Cusack as Poe. When the author’s stories are acted out in brutal reality, Poe joins forces with a young detective (Luke Evans). Together they try to get inside the mind of the madman and prevent anymore grisly stories from coming to life – or death, especially when Poe’s love interest (Alice Eve) is the next targeted victim. Also stars Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Rated R. Not sure? See the trailer on the left.
Southern Illinois residents can see it at AMC Centre 8, and AMC Showplace Carbondale 8. (Follow link for show times)
“Safe” – Luke Wright is living a mind-numbing life as second-rate cage fighter who routinely gets beaten for peanuts until the day he blows a rigged fight. The Russian Mafia retaliates by killing his family and exiling him from the only life he has ever known. Plagued with guilt and unable to form new bonds for fear anyone he cares about will also be killed, Wright wanders the streets of New York alone and destitute. When he sees a 12-year old girl being chased by the same thugs who killed his wife, he comes back to life – with a vengeance. Starring Jason Stratham Rated R for violence and language
Southern Illinois residents can see it at AMC Centre 8, AMC University Place 8, Wehrenberg Cape West 14 Cine andPaducah. (Follow link for show times)
Southern Illinois residents can see it at Omnimax Theatre. (Follow link for show times)
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