New films arrive in theaters Wednesday

By From page A7 | July 02, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Evil, Earth, escape and existence are the themes at this week’s box office, which kicks off Wednesday.

Eric Bana stars as a New York City police officer investigating a series of disturbing crimes in “Deliver Us From Evil.”

He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the demonic possessions that have a hold on the city.

The film is rated R and based on the book, “Beware the Night,” by Ralph Sarchie.

Teens receiving mysterious messages on their cell phones is the subject of “Earth To Echo,” a PG-rated adventure flick.

Melissa McCarthy stars in the comedy “Tammy” about a woman having a bad day. He car has been totaled, she gets fired from her job then finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor.

She hooks up with her grandmother, played by Susan Sarandon, for an escape.

It’s rated R.

“America,” PG-13, is a documentary that imagines the United States lost the Revolutionary War.

Opening in limited release Wednesday are:

“School Dance” directed by Nick Cannon. The plot centers on a guy who has found his dream girl. However, she doesn’t know he exists.  That might change if he can get a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew. It’s rated R.

“Premature” is a teen comedy about a high school student who finds his epic day repeating itself. It’s not rated.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0190 or visit www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

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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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