Reel Picks


Blue Jasmine (PG-13)

Woody Allen’s latest about an egocentric East Coast socialite who moves to San Francisco after a life crisis, with no income to support the life to which she has been accustomed, where she tries to reconnect with her sister. Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, and Sally Hawkins.

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.

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.

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.