‘Insidious’ sequel, ‘The Family’ open Friday
FAIRFIELD — Families, hunted and haunted, are at the heart of the two movies opening nationwide Friday.
“Insidious Chapter 2” is a sequel to the 2010 movie and reunites the original cast. The story follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey star in the PG-13 film.
Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones star in “The Family,” a story about a notorious mafia group that gets relocated under the witness protection program. They do their best to fit in but find themselves doing things the “family” way. It’s rated R.
Opening in limited release are:
- “And While We Were Here,” which features Kate Bosworth as a woman in a loveless marriage who experiences an awakening when she meets an American in Italy. It’s rated R.
- “Blue Caprice,” based on the Beltway sniper attacks. Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond start in the movie, which is rated R.
- “Herb & Dorothy 50×50,” a follow-up to the 2008 documentary “Herb & Dorothy” about Herb and Dorothy Vogel and their last chapter, raising questions on art and what it takes to support art in today’s world. It’s not rated.
- “Informant,” a documentary about Brandon Darby, the left-wing activist turned FBI informant. It’s not rated.
- “Jayne Mansfield’s Car,” a comedy-drama directed by Billy Bob Thorton. The film looks at two clans brought together by the death of a woman married to a Southerner, then to a Brit. Thorton stars with John Hurt, Kevin Bacon and Robert Duvall. The film is rated R.
- “Le Joli Mai,” which stars Yves Montand in a film set in Paris in May 1942. The documentary, not rated, looks at the attitudes of Parisians toward life.
- “Mademoiselle C,” a documentary about Carine Roitfeld, who ran French “Vogue” for a decade. It also looks at the launch of her new magazine, “CR Fashion Book.”
- “Wadjda,” rated PG-13, about a 10-year-old living in a suburb of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who dreams of purchasing a bicycle and racing it. However, society views bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue.
- “Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction,” which stars its namesake in a film exploring the actor’s enigmatic outlook on his life. It’s not rated.
- “The Investigator,” the story of a veteran detective who becomes a high school baseball coach after events lead him to the most important investigation of his life. It’s not rated and is inspired by true events.
- “Mother of George,” which centers on a Nigerian couple unable to conceive a child. It’s not rated.
- “The Muslims Are Coming,” which follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns and rural villages. It’s not rated.
- “Sample This,” which looks at music producer Michael Viner, who brought together some studio musicians whose percussion breaks have become some of the most sampled tracks in history. It’s not rated.
- “A Strange Brand of Happy,” rated PG-13. It features Shirley Jones in the story of a man who hires a life coach and ends up in a battle for her affection.
- “GMO OMG,” which examines the laboratory-assisted genetic alteration of food and its effects on young children. It’s not rated.
For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit http://www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.
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