Identity theft, drug side effects focus of new movies

By From page B7 | February 05, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Be prepared to leave the kids at home this weekend as the two movies opening nationwide are both rated R.

Melissa McCarthy stars as the queen of retail in “Identify Thief.” After all, she’s stolen the identification of a guy from Denver. He has one week to track her down before his world implodes.

Jason Bateman and Amanda Peet also star in the Seth Gordon-directed comedy.

“Side Effects” stars Roomey Mara and Channing Tatum as a couple whose world unravels when she’s prescribed a new drug for her anxiety. It comes with unexpected side effects.

Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones also star.

“Top Gun” gets a new look as the 1986 movie is released in IMAX 3D. Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis and Anthony Edwards star in the story of an elite group of pilots. It’s rated PG.

Opening in limited release are:

“A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,” which stars Charlie Sheen as a graphic designer whose life falls apart when his true love ends their relationship. It’s rated R.

Bill Murray and Patricia Arquette are also featured.

“Lore,” not rated, centers on a 14-year-old girl, a staunch Nazi believer, who must lead her four siblings on a harrowing journey across a devastated country. The film is shown in German with English subtitles.

“The Playroom,” also not rated and set in 1970s suburbia, challenges the facade behind a seemingly perfect American family.

“The Sorcerer and the White Snake,” a film based on an old Chinese legend, which stars Jet Li. It’s rated PG-13.

“Spiders 3D,” rated PG-13, tells the tale of giant poisonous spiders wreaking havoc on the Big Apple.

“Unfinished Song” stars Terrence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave. She plays the ever-cheerful spouse, he the grumpy one in the PG-13 comedy-drama. When heartbreak strikes, he has to rethink his outlook on life.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit http://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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