Reel Picks: More on movies playing this week on Martha's Vineyard
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2 Guns (R)
Set up by the mob, an undercover Naval special ops officer and a DEA agent who are investigating each other find they must cooperate to survive. A well-done, action-filled adventure flick. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, and Denzel Washington.
The Conjuring (R)
Based on the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world-renowned paranormal investigators, called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence. Confronting a demonic entity, they find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives. Some call it the new "Exorcist." Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, and Lili Taylor.
Despicable Me 2 (PG)
An animated comedy about a father and small-time criminal who is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Starring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand.
Grown Ups 2 (PG-13)
A follow-up to the 2010 film "Grown Ups" with an all-star comedy cast. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. The grownups learn lessons from their kids on the last day of school. A huge costume party brings out more mayhem than one movie deserves. Also starring Kevin James and Chris Rock.
The Heat (R)
A comedy from the director of "Bridesmaids" about an uptight FBI special agent who is paired with a testy Boston cop in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. Neither woman has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. Melissa McCarthy is hilariously over the top as the cop. Also starring Sandra Bullock, Ben Falcone.
The Lone Ranger (PG-13)
Johnny Depp brings along all of his Deppishness as Tonto, the Native American warrior who transforms John Reid, a man of the law, into the Lone Ranger, a legend of justice. It is an action-fantasy in which the bad guys get their due. Also starring Armie Hammer, William Fichtner.
A supernatural action-adventure, two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side. Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon.
The Smurfs 2 (PG)
In a mashup of animation and live action, the Smurfs recruit their human friends to help rescue the kidnapped Smurfette. She knows a secret spell that can turn the Naughties, created by the evil sorcerer Gargamel, into real Smurfs. Starring Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jayma Mays.
An animated film about a speed-obsessed snail who dreams of being the world's greatest racecar driver. He gets his chance when a freak accident gives him the speed, but he realizes he will need help from his friends to win the Indy 500. Starring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, and Maya Rudolph.
The Way Way Back (PG-13)
From the same production company that made "Juno" and "Little Miss Sunshine," a coming of age movie about a shy 14-year-old's summer vacation on the Cape with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and his daughter. He finds an unexpected friend in the manager of the local water park and develops some of the self confidence he lacked. Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, and Allison Janney.
The Wolverine (PG-13)
Hugh Jackman returns as the wolverine in this solo outing sequel to the X-Men movies. Based on the Marvel miniseries from the 1980s, he fights ninjas in the ceremonial garb of the samurai in Japan. Also starring Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, and Famke Janssen.