Box office laden with films for grown-ups
Cameron Diaz arrives at a special screening of "Sex Tape" at Regal Union Square on Monday, July 14, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
FAIRFIELD — The weekend box office brings out a bevy of adult movies and one for the kids.
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel star in “Sex Tape.” The plot centers on a couple who, with no children for a night, decide to spice up things by making a sex tape. It turns up missing and they have to go on a mad dash to find it. It’s rated R.
Survival is the goal in “The Purge: Anarchy,” also rated R. The story centers on a young couple trying to get home before The Purge, a 12-hour period in which all criminal activity is legal, starts.
Dane Cook, Julie Bowen and Ed Harris lend their vocal talents to the animated “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” which tells the tale of a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. It’s rated PG.
Opening in limited release this week are:
- “Wish I Was Here,” a comedy with Zach Braff playing a father who home-schools his children. Kate Hudson and Jim Parsons are also featured. It’s rated R.
- “Origins,” a drama about a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far-reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs. It’s rated R.
- “Mood Indigo,” a drama set in Paris. The story centers on two newlyweds whose whirlwind courtship is put to the test when a flower begins to grow in her lungs. It’s not rated.
- “Aftermath,” which stars Edward Furlong in a story set after a nuclear apocalypse where nine desperate strangers find themselves clinging to life in a farmhouse cellar. It’s not rated.
For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0190 or visit http://www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.
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