Reel Picks: More on movies playing this week on Martha’s Vineyard


21 & Over (R)

Trying hard to be another “Hangover,” this film is unabashedly profane. A promising medical student celebrates his 21st birthday the night before a big exam with his best friends. Starring Miles Teller, Justin Chon, and Jonathan Keltz.

The Croods (PG)

An animated adventure comedy about one of the last surviving pre-historic families that embark on a road trip looking for a new cave as the earth is going through dramatic changes. It is a road trip to an uncharted and fantastic world. Starring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, and Emma Stone.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13)

In this action, adventure, fantasy sequel, the G.I. Joes must deal with threats from within the government that jeopardize their existence while they are fighting their mortal enemy Cobra. Starring Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, and Ray Park.

Identity Thief (R)

A funny film about a credit-card scammer and a straight-laced executive who becomes a victim of her fraud. Starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho, and Amanda Peet.

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13)

A young farm hand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants, re-starting an ancient war between humans and the giants. Jack fights for a kingdom and the love of a princess. It is a mix of CGI and real actors including Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, and Ewan McGregor.

Oz the Great and Powerful (PG)

Imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s wizard, a fantastic combination of computer-generated imagery and real actors. Starring James Franco, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz.

Quartet (PG-13)

A home for retired musicians plays host to a new resident, a star. The annual concert is disrupted by the arrival of a diva and the former wife and singing partner of one of the residents. Directed by Dustin Hoffman, starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly.