Reel Picks


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 Butler (PG-13)

With an all-star cast of dozens, The Butler is the story that follows the history of the 20th century through the eyes of the White House butler, an African-American. Starring Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Redgrave, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, Jane Fonda, and John Cusack.

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.

Elysium (R)

The year is 2154 in a world where the blue collar workforce is managed largely by robots, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission to right the injustice. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley.

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.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG)

A family adventure fantasy based on a novel by Rick Riordan. The son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to restore their safe haven and to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Starring Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, and Nathan Fillion.

Planes (PG)

In this animated Disney comedy inhabited by talking cars and planes, Dusty is a crop-dusting plane who is afraid of heights yet he dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. With help from friends he flies off to make his dream come true. Starring the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, and Brad Garrett.

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.

We’re the Millers (R)

In this comedy, a small-time pot dealer takes a fake wife, two pretend kids, and a huge, shiny RV to Mexico on Fourth of July weekend to try to score enough to pay off a big debt. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts.