Thursday Preview for July 18th

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July 18th, 2013

Thursday Preview for July 18

"Red 2" arrives out in theaters on Friday, July 19. The comedic action thriller from Dean Parisot stars Bruce Willis as Frank Moses. As a retired black ops agent, all Frank really wants is to lead a peaceful life. But fate has other plans for him. When he hears news of a scheme that could end in nuclear meltdown, Frank reluctantly rejoins old friends, hoping to save the day. "Red 2" has a PG-13 rating for pervasive action and violence that includes frenetic gunfire, as well as for drug content and language.

"R.I.P.D." stars Ryan Reynolds as Nick, a detective who dies and quickly realizes that his crime-fighting days are not over yet. Nick becomes part of an afterlife taskforce that prevents evil spirits from wreaking havoc on those still living. Of course, for Nick, fighting malevolent spirits won't be quite as hard as getting along with his grouchy new partner, Roy. "R.I.P.D." has a PG-13 rating for sensuality, language that includes mature references, sci-fi action, and violence. Robert Schwentke directs.

"The Conjuring" is a horror film from director James Wan. Ed and Lorraine Warren are no strangers to the supernatural. During their work as paranormal investigators, they have witnessed the darkest aspects of the afterlife. But nothing can fully prepare them for what they encounter when they try to help the Perrons, people whose lives are torn apart by a malicious entity. The horror movie has an R rating for sequences of disturbing terror and violence.

"Turbo" opened in theaters on Wednesday, July 17. David Soren directs the family-friendly, animated tale of a little snail with big aspirations. All Turbo really wants is to become the fastest racer of them all at the Indy 500. Unfortunately for him, he's a garden snail. A bizarre accident gives Turbo the chance he's always longed for, but he will also need the support of his community. The PG rating is due to thematic elements and mild action.

"Girl Most Likely" opens in select theaters on Friday, July 18. Everyone thought Imogene would make it big. Her sharp wit seemed to spell certain success. But as an adult, Imogene returns shame-faced to her hometown after failing as a New York playwright. Imogene has to make peace with her oddball family and the unexpected guests in her childhood home. Mature content and language contribute to the PG-13 rating. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini direct the comedy.

"Only God Forgives" is a crime thriller from Nicolas Winding Refn. Ryan Gosling stars as Julian, a man who navigates the unforgiving underworld of Bangkok. His life becomes even more complicated when his brother makes a bad move and ends up on the wrong side of the law. Now, Julian's mother asks him to avenge his brother, which could spell certain doom. The edgy film has an R rating for mature content, language, grisly images, and strong bloody violence.

Continuing Films "Despicable Me 2" follows the further adventures of Gru and his adopted daughters. Leaving his villainous ways behind him, Gru now focuses on making jams and jellies and trying to be a good dad. The Anti-Villain League has other plans for him, however. They want Gru to help them track down a culprit before a major disaster takes place. "Despicable Me 2" has a PG rating for mild action and rude humor. Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud direct.

In "Grown Ups 2", Lenny transports his entire family from the fast pace of Los Angeles to the much different landscape of his hometown. Lenny loves being reunited with his friends, but he also discovers that the pace is much different in this smaller town. He'll have to deal with all kinds of unexpected issues and complications before the town truly feels like home again. The PG-13 rating is due to nudity, language, and crude and suggestive content. Dennis Dugan directs.

"Pacific Rim" is an innovative sci-fi movie from Guillermo del Toro. Fearsome monsters known as Kaiju have risen forth from the sea, ready to turn the Earth into a warzone. Humans realize that the best way to fight back is to pilot gigantic fighter robots. When a skilled former pilot teams up with a rookie, they are in for a tough battle. Language and sci-fi action and violence contribute to the film's PG-13 rating.

"The Heat" stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as an unlikely crime-fighting duo. The two women could not be more different, except that both of them are the odd ones out in their respective departments. The FBI agent and the detective pair up to investigate a drug lord that has everyone else intimidated. Together, the two may actually surpass exspectations and save the day. The R rating is due to violence, crude content, and language. Paul Feig directs.