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


Epic (PG)

This animated, parody film features a voice cast with Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, and Josh Hutcherson, and they are probably the strongest part of the negatively reviewed film. See for yourself this weekend.

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.

Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

Robert Downey Jr. shines in this action/adventure/superhero film. If you enjoyed the first two films, you’ll like this one. Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, and Rebecca Hall.

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.