Criminals, cheating spouses, classmates ready for box office debut

By From page A9 | April 23, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A handful of new movies are coming to the big screen this weekend.

The late Paul Walker stars in “Brick Mansions,” set in dystopian Detroit, where criminals live in abandoned homes surrounded by a containment wall. It’s rated PG-13.

Revenge is the plot in “The Other Woman,” PG-13, with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. After discovering her boyfriend is married, the woman accidentally meets the wife on whom he was cheating.

Classmates recruited to create a poltergeist are the subject of “The Quiet Ones.” The PG-13 horror film is set in the 1970s.

Opening in limited release are:

“From the Rough,” rated PG, which tells the story of a woman from a historically black university who becomes the first female to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level. Taraji P. Henson and the late Michael Clarke Duncan star.

“The German Doctor,” which centers on an Argentine family that unknowingly lives with Josef Mengele, the notorious doctor at Auschwitz. It’s rated PG-13.

“Walking With the Enemy,” which features Ben Kingsley in the story of a Hungarian who disguises himself as a Nazi officer to save his family. It’s not rated.

“Locke,” with Tom Hardy, which is set in a BMW. The plot centers on a contractor, on the evening of the biggest challenge of his career, getting a life-changing phone call. It’s rated R.

“The Last Passenger,” which stars Dougray Scott as the man who must stop a sociopath from crashing a train, taking all its passengers to the grave with him. It’s rated R.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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  • mescApril 22, 2014 - 6:53 am

    Criminals, cheating spouses, classmates? We get that right here in the D.R.

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