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

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A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
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April 17th, 2014

"Transcendence" arrives in theaters on Friday, April 18. In Wally Pfister's directorial debut, an artificial intelligence researcher plays a dangerous game. Dr. Will Caster has dedicated his life and his career to unlocking the secrets of artificial intelligence, providing machines with the emotional capabilities of humans. When his radical enemies leave Dr. Caster on the verge of death, his own technological developments come to the scientist's aid, allowing his consciousness to transfer to a machine. The PG-13 rating is due to bloody images, sci-fi action and violence, sensuality and brief strong language.

"A Haunted House 2" is Michael Tiddes' sequel to "A Haunted House." Malcolm's past may be full of demons and skeletons in the closet, but he's ready to start over. After he marries a single mom, however, Malcolm finds that malevolent presences and pure bad luck continue to haunt him and his new family. This time, Malcolm could be toast. The horror spoof's R rating is due to nudity, drug use, pervasive language, crude and mature content and violent images.

"Heaven is for Real" stars Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo, the bestselling author of the non-fiction book. Raising his small family in Nebraska, Todd's life is marked with ordinary difficulties. Nothing prepares Todd for what happens after his young son makes a miraculous recovery from appendicitis. Colton claims to have seen Heaven with his own eyes. The film's PG rating is due to thematic material that includes medical situations. Randall Wallace directs.

"Bears" is a Disneynature documentary from directors Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey. John C. Reilly narrates the story of majestic grizzly bears living in the wilderness of Alaska. While raising their energetic and curious cubs, two mother bears must find shelter, provide food and evade predators, teaching their little ones about the world around them. The film has a G rating.

"Authors Anonymous" arrives in limited theaters on April 18. Hannah is an aspiring author, hoping to make it big. She joins a group of fellow unpublished writers for support and camaraderie, but after she unexpectedly lands a book deal, Hannah throws the dynamics of the fragile group into total chaos. Egos and expectations end up bruised. The PG-13 rating is due to some suggestive material. Ellie Kanner directs.

John Turturro directs and stars in "Fading Gigolo." Fioravante is a loyal friend to Murray. So loyal, in fact, that he agrees to an unusual arrangement as a way to help Murray earn some cash. Accepting Murray's help as his manager, Fioravante becomes an amateur gigolo. The men quickly learn just how difficult it can be to separate business from emotions. "Fading Gigolo" has an R rating for mature content, brief nudity and language.

Continuing Films

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" focuses on Captain America's continuing work with S.H.I.E.L.D. His job only becomes more complicated when a mysterious new enemy starts to wreak havoc on Captain America's team mates. As he tries to figure out the Winter Soldier's identity, the superhero must also protect classified information that could alter the world's fate. The movie's PG-13 rating is due to intense sequences of action, violence and gun play. Anthony and Joe Russo direct.

"Rio 2" features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway as Blu and Jewel, a pair of rare macaws. Together with their kids, the couple sets off to the Amazon, where they hope to discover more macaws like them. Accustomed to their city life, the birds will have a hard time fitting in. "Rio 2" has a G rating. Carlos Saldanha directs.

In "Oculus," Kaylie Russell sets out to solve the mystery that tore her family apart. As a little girl, Kaylie watched her parents spiral into a cycle of terror, possibly caused by an ominous mirror. As an adult, she just wants answers, even if proving her theory means putting her life in danger. Terror, violence, brief language and disturbing images contribute to an R rating. Mike Flanagan directs.

"Draft Day" is a sports comedy from Ivan Reitman, starring Kevin Costner as the beleaguered manager of a failing football team. Although the athletes may be the stars on the field, it's Sonny's job to choose the players who can bring the team to glory. With fans and colleagues watching, Sonny has to make some tough choices. "Draft Day" has a PG-13 rating for brief strong language and mature references.

"Noah" brings the timeless biblical tale to life. Warned about a vast flood that will wipe out the planet's population, Noah begins to construct a vessel that will be able to protect him and those close to him. If he can survive the storm, Noah could be able to welcome a new dawn. "Noah" has a PG-13 rating for disturbing images, violence and brief suggestive content. Darren Aronofsky directs.