Reel Picks: More on movies playing this week


42 (PG-13)

The life story of Jackie Robinson. A powerful film about how one man changed baseball after signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, and Nicole Beharie.

Evil Dead (R)

A remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 kook-classic horror picture with the same name. In a remote cabin five friends inadvertently recall demons from the woods when they discover a Book of the Dead. Mayhem ensues until only one is left to fight for survival. Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, and Lou Taylor Pucci.

Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13)

Steven Spielberg’s original adaptation of the Michael Crichton novel (and screenplay) about cloned dinosaurs running wild in a theme park. This time in 3D. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum.

The Great Gatsby (PG-13)

The fourth American movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1920s novel since the first, a 1926 silent film. A Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, chasing an unknown ideal. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire

Pain and Gain (R)

This action adventure movie, based on a true story, is about a trio of bodybuilders in Florida who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. With comic touches. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Rebel Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, and Rob Corddry.

Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13)

The 12th Star Trek film and the sequel to 2009s “Star Trek.” The crew of the Enterprise confront an unstoppable force which has attacked Starfleet and left Earth in chaos. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise lead the deadly manhunt to capture the party responsible and settle an old score. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, and Zoe Saldana.

The Place Beyond the Pines (R)

A tale in three acts over 15 years about tragedy, honor, and responsibility experienced between fathers and sons. A motorcycle stunt rider robs banks to provide for his lover and their newborn child, putting him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop and a corrupt detective. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes.