GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) - EightWest's movie guru Aaron Lafferty is back in studio to catch us up on some of the movies we may have missed during the last few weeks.
"Gravity" (PG-13) (2D,3D,IMAX 3D)
Plot: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris (voice)
Rated: PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language
Runs: 1 hr, 30 min
[Director: Alfonso Cuarón]
[Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón]
"Prisoners" (R)(Sept 20th)
Plot: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano
Rated: R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout
Runs: 2 hr, 33 min
[Director: Denis Villeneuve]
Other movies in theaters now:
"Captain Phillips" (PG-13)
Plot: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Rated: PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use
Runs: 2 hrs, 14 min
[Director: Paul Greengrass]
[Writers: Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips (based upon the book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea"]
"Machete Kills" (R)
Exploitation action film directed/written by Robert Rodriguez
Plot: The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. This is the 8th time Danny Trejo has played the character.
"Romeo & Juliet" (PG-13) Celebration RiverTown only
Plot: another telling of the forbidden love of star-crossed lovers from two enemy families meet
Last week's movie picks:
- "Gravity" (PG-13)
- "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" (PG)
- "Runner Runner" (R)
- "Prisoners" (R)
- "Rush" (R)
- "Wizard of Oz" 3D (PG) *limited* Celebration North
"Enough Said" (PG-13) *limited*
Plot: A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.
Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Eva), James Gandolfini (Albert), Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone
Rated: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, language and partial nudity
Runs: 1 hr, 33 min
[Director/Writer: Nicole Holofcener]
**This movie is in its third week, playing in just 437 theaters with a per screen average of $5,017 (4th highest)
"The Croods" (PG)
Plot: After the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed, the world's very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world.
Voices: Nicolas Cage (Grug), Emma Stone (Eep), Ryan Reynolds (Guy), Catherine Keener (Ugga), Cloris Leachman (Gran), Clark Duke (Thunk)
Rated: PG for some scary action
Runs: 1 hr, 38 min
A man is in jail, allegedly connected to 14 burglaries that occurred in Cass County this month.
A sheriff's deputy car and a Michigan State Police SUV were among the damaged vehicles.
Broadmoor Avenue has reopened after it was shut down due to a four-vehicle crash in Caledonia.