It's Almost the Weekend! What Will You See?

Photo Credit: Warner Bros.
October 3rd, 2013

It's Almost the Weekend! What Will You See?

"Gravity" arrives in theaters on Friday, October 4. The latest movie from acclaimed director Alfonso Cuar—n stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as a medical engineer and an astronaut adrift in outer space. After an unexpected accident leaves Dr. Ryan Stone and astronaut Matt Kowalski stranded, the two must figure out how to make their way back to safety before time runs out. The film's PG-13 rating is due to perilous sequences, disturbing images, and brief strong language.

"Runner Runner" is a crime drama from Brad Furman. After he ends up cheated out of his earnings during an online poker match, Richie confronts the man behind the swindle. The man he faces off against is more enigmatic than Richie realized. Seduced by a luxurious lifestyle, Richie has to decide where his loyalties lie. "Runner Runner" has an R rating for language and mature content.

"Pulling Strings" is a romantic comedy from Pedro Pablo Ibarra. Rachel is working in Mexico City, proud of her career with the U.S. Embassy. Alejandro is a devoted dad and a talented Mariachi star. When Rachel rejects his visa, Alejandro could be in big trouble. But after he unexpectedly has a chance to do Rachel a favor, things start to change. The film has a PG rating for language and brief smoking.

In "Grace Unplugged," a teen struggles to balance her desire for a musical career with her Christian faith. The world takes notice of Grace's voice. However, the music industry places demands that go against her faith. Grace wonders if it's possible to be a Christian and a pop star without making some serious sacrifices. Thematic elements and brief teen drinking contribute to a PG rating. Brad J. Silverman directs.

"A.C.O.D." arrives in limited theaters on October 4. As an adult, Carter thinks he has moved beyond his childhood. It turns out that Carter was actually part of an ongoing study about children of divorce. With his younger brother leaping headfirst into marriage, Carter begins to seriously examine the effects of his parents' tumultuous, dysfunctional relationship. "A.C.O.D." has an R rating for language and brief mature content. Stu Dicherman directs.

"Concussion" stars Robin Weigert as Abby. In Stacie Passion's drama, a woman finds her life turning upside down. When she receives a mild concussion by accident, Abby realizes that her life is not fulfilling enough. She sets out on a new career, one drenched in illicit secrets. It doesn't take long for her path to grow complicated. Strong mature content and language contribute to an R rating.

"All Is Bright" is a dramatic comedy from director Phil Morrison. Rene and Dennis don't always get along. Still, both of the men are down on their luck, so they go into business together. Ex-con Dennis and his unscrupulous pal decide to make some quick bucks selling Christmas trees, but the work is harder than it looks. The quirky film has an R rating for brief nudity and language.

"Parkland" takes place in November of 1963. On what seems to be an ordinary day, tragedy breaks loose. Following the assassination of the President, people's lives converge as they deal with the aftermath. From doctors and nurses in a nearby emergency room to the security team, everyone must pick up the pieces. The film's PG-13 rating is due to bloody ER trauma sequences, violent images and language, and smoking. Peter Landesman directs.

Continuing Films
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" picks up where the original animated adventure left off, with Flint Lockwood getting into wacky misadventures. Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn helm the movie, which sees Flint and his trusty friends returning to Swallow Falls to retrieve Flint's troublemaking invention. The problem is that the FLDSMDFR is now producing food-animal hybrids, meaning that the island town is overrun with shrimpanzees, tacodile supremes, fruit cockatiels, and other wild and wacky foodimals. The movie's PG rating is due to mild rude humor.

"Prisoners" is a thriller from Denis Villeneuve, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. After two girls vanish from a neighborhood, their families will do whatever it takes to save them. Despite the best efforts of the detective on the case, leads are growing cold. Desperate, the father of one of the girls makes a startling decision. The film's R rating is due to violence, torture, and language.

In "Rush," two Formula One racers begin the most intense rivalry of their careers. Although they are very different off the tracks, Niki Lauda and James Hunt are remarkably similar as racers. They both want the very same thing: to win. As both men train and compete, they push each other to become the best. Ron Howard directs. The adrenaline-packed movie has an R rating for nudity, mature content, language, brief drug use, and disturbing images.