Kellan Lutz brings Hercules to life in new film

By From page A7 | January 08, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Most moviegoers know him as Emmett Cullen from the”Twilight” saga. On Friday, actor Kellan Lutz adopts a new persona as Hercules, in the film “The Legend of Hercules 3D.”

In the PG-13 film, Hercules must use his powers to fight his way to his rightful kingdom.

Opening in limited release Friday are:

“The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,” a PG-rated family film about a teen whose life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped.

“Black Coffee,” a PG romantic comedy where one man learns how much good can come out of a bad situation.

“Different Drummers,” PG, is based on a true story from 1960s. It centers on a friendship between two boys, one in a wheelchair, the other with an abundance of energy.

“Divorce Corp.” is a documentary examining the $500-billion-a-year family court system. It’s not rated.

“Loves Her Gun,” is the story of a woman who is attacked on the streets of New York, moves to Texas and gets involved in the gun culture. It’s not rated.

“Raze,” not rated,  is set in an underground lair, where people are forced to fight for the amusement of unseen spectators.

“The Banshee Chapter” revolves around a young journalist drawn into the world of top-secret government chemical research. The thriller is based on real documents. It’s rated R and start Katia Winter, who plays Katrina Crane on the “Sleepy Hollow” TV show.

“The Wait” is a thriller about a family waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected. It’s rated R.

“The Truth About Emanuel,” features Jessica Biel in the story of a troubled girl who becomes obsessed her new neighbor, who happens to resemble her deceased mother. It’s not rated.

“One Chance,” PG-13, is a documentary about Paul Potts, who won “Britain’s Got Talent” along with the hearts of millions.

Expanding this week are:

“Lone Survivor” with Mark Wahlberg as the a Navy SEAL on an ill-fated covert mission. It’s rated R.

“Her,” with Joaquin Phoenix, is about a man who becomes fascinated with new operating system. Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt and Olivia Wild are featured. Spike Jonze directs. The film is rated R.

“August: Osage County” about a group of strong-willed women who are reunited by a family crisis. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Abigail Breslin star. 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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