Reel Picks: More on movies playing this week


The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

Jason Bourne on the lam again, this action-adventure has a new hero. The fourth in the exciting series based on the Robert Ludlum books. Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, and Edward Norton.

The Campaign (R)

An election year send-up, and even the trailer is funny. Two candidates we hope we never get to see in office fight for their North Carolina district. Starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, and Jason Sudeikis.

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

In this dark film about the dark knight, Batman meets his toughest opponent yet, as he takes on a special mission to fight the criminal, Bane, who is about to bring Gotham down even as the city has branded Batman an enemy. Directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy. The reviews are pretty good for this installment.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

A silly but funny family comedy about a summer in suburbia with a bunch of pre-teens, or are they teens? Starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, and Devon Bostick.

The Expendables 2 (R)

This action movie hall of fame adventure reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy task, but that wouldn’t give the stars a chance to flex their muscles or their stares. A quest for revenge puts them in enemy territory. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Novak Djokovic (yes, the tennis player, playing himself).

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)

An animated adventure comedy with talking animals that embark upon an adventure after their continent is set adrift. Starring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, and John Leguizamo.

Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

Director Wes Anderson’s latest takes place on an Island off of New England and stars some of his usual crew: Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, along with Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jared Gilman, and Kara Hayward. While at camp, two 12-year-olds fall in love and run away, and the quiet Island community is turned upside down.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)

A Disney super feel good flick about an incredible son who materializes for a childless couple, making their wishes come true. Starring Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, and CJ Adams.

ParaNorman (PG)

An animated adventure comedy about a disaffected boy who can see and talk to the dead and struggles to save his town from the unknown. Includes the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Sparkle (PG-13)

The young Sparkle and her two sisters become a successful singing group during the Motown-era in the 1960s. Their tightly knit family suffers as the complications grow with their fame. Starring Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, and Whitney Houston in her final on-screen performance.