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

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February 27th, 2014

Thursday Preview for February 27

"Non-Stop" arrives in theaters on Friday, February 28. Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Liam Neeson as an air marshal caught in a tense battle of wits. When Bill Marks begins receiving threatening text messages from an unknown source, he must figure out how to save his fellow passengers from certain death. "Non-Stop" has a PG-13 rating for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, drug references and sensuality. 

"Son of God" is Christopher Spencer's big screen adaptation of the life of Jesus Christ. Born into a humble family, Jesus grows up into a charismatic man on a mission. As he gathers followers, Jesus reveals his true identity and promises to change the world forever. First, though, he will face betrayal, pain and uncertainty. The religious drama has a PG-13 rating for sequences of violence and an intense, bloody depiction of crucifixion. 

"The Bag Man" stars John Cusack as Jack, a neurotic and incompetent criminal with a seemingly simple task. All Jack has to do is wait at a remote, seedy motel and hand over a single bag to his enigmatic boss. Jack quickly realizes that this job won't be as simple as he was hoping. A beautiful woman only makes matters more complicated. David Grovic directs the film, which has an R rating for violence, mature content and language. 

"Repentance" opens in limited theaters on February 28. A literary rising star, Thomas Carter has made a career as an author and life coach. When he agrees to work with a troubled client, Thomas unwittingly steps into a world of darkness and obsession. He soon realizes that his life is in danger. "Repentance" has an R rating for language and for violence that includes torture. Philippe Caland directs. 

"Stalingrad" is a Russian action movie from Fedor Bondarchuk. In a worn-torn city, soldiers still manage to hold on to a sense of hope and courage. Powerful German forces may be closing in, but the Soviet troops are not ready to admit defeat. During this tense time, romance still manages to blossom. Sequences of violence contribute to an R rating. 

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" sees an R-rated re-release, hitting theaters in a new format on Friday, February 28. Promising hundreds of new jokes, Adam McKay's comedy focuses on Ron Burgundy, a chauvinistic news anchor who finds his career floundering in an evolving world. Fortunately for Ron, his three best friends are always willing to come to his side and help him rediscover his old mojo. The film's revised R rating is due to drug use, language and mature content and references. 


Continuing Films

"The Lego Movie" is an animated film from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Emmet has always believed he's just an ordinary guy. One fateful day, Emmet stumbles into the middle of something much bigger than he could have imagined. With a prophecy on the line and an evil genius to defeat, Emmet finally has to step up. The movie's PG rating is due to mild action and rude humor. 

"3 Days to Kill" stars Kevin Costner as an aging CIA agent. After years of putting his career ahead of his family, Ethan Renner is facing his own mortality. Fulfilling a final mission could save his life, but it could also threaten his attempts to reconnect with his family, including his teenage daughter. The action film's PG-13 rating is for sensuality, language and intense sequences of violence and action. McG directs. 

"Pompeii" traces a romance that takes place against the background of one of history's most devastating natural disasters. When Mount Vesuvius erupts, the city of Pompeii stands in its path of fiery destruction. Milo, a gladiator, will fight to save the woman he loves. The lovers may not stand a chance. "Pompeii" has a PG-13 rating for disaster-related action, intense battle sequences and brief mature content. Paul W.S. Anderson directs.

"RoboCop" is director José Padhila's remake of an action classic. Alex Murphy loves his family and his job. When critical injuries leave him on the brink of death, the police officer only has one chance at survival. The operation will save his life, but it will also change his path forever, taking away Alex's humanity. The movie has a PG-13 rating for drug material, sensuality, brief strong language and intense sequences of action that include frenetic gun play. 

George Clooney directs and stars in "The Monuments Men." As Germany faces defeat at the end of World War II, the fates of stolen artifacts and artworks hang precariously in the balance. Lieutenant Frank Stokes leads a troop of assembled experts into the heart of the fray, undertaking a dangerous but vital mission to retrieve the cultural treasures. "The Monuments Men" has a PG-13 rating for historical smoking and images of war violence.