FAIRFIELD — Action, with a decent dose of violence, will invade movie theaters this weekend.
Tom Hanks stars in “Captain Phillips,” a PG-13 movie about the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship, Maresk Alabama. The plot centers on the relationship between Hanks, playing the ship’s captain, and the Somali pirate captain played by Barkhad Abdi.
Robert Rodriguez directs “Machete Kills,” which focuses on legendary secret agent Machete Cortez and his shot against a crazed global terrorist trying to start a nuclear war. Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson are featured in the film. It’s rated R.
Opening in limited release Friday are:
“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete,” a drama about two boys, 9 and 13, who fend for themselves in the Brooklyn projects. Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks star. It’s rated R.
“All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,” a horror flick about a high school girl who embarks on a weekend trip with some pals. Once at their destination, the boys begin to make their moves on the unattainable Mandy Lane – and there’s no going back. It’s rated R.
“Broadway Idiot,” a documentary about Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s work with Broadway veterans to turn Green Day’s “American Idiot” into a staged Broadway musical. It’s not rated.
“CBGB,” which features Alan Rickman as Manhattan club owner Hilly Kristal, who opened his doors to groups such as the Ramones and Blondie before anyone had heard of punk rock or new wave music. Rupert Grint and Ashley Greene are also featured. It’s rated R.
“Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli,” which is not rated, looks at Italian-born designers whose motto is, “If you can’t find it, design it.” It’s not rated.
“Escape From Tomorrow,” a horror movie shot in black and white that focuses on a man who lost his job and packs up his family for a day of amusement park hopping. It’s not rated.
“God Love Uganda,” a documentary that explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda’s turn toward biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. It’s not rated.
“Romeo and Juliet,” rated PG-13, which features Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth in Shakespeare’s tale of love and woe in a traditional-day setting.
“Sweetwater,” which stars January Jones as a frontier widow out to exact justice on the religious fanatic who murdered her husband. Ed Harris also stars. It’s rated R.
“Zero Charisma,” not rated, about a fantasy role-playing game master whose post is threatened by a neo-nerd hipster.
“I Will Follow You Into the Dark,” which tells the tale of an orphan who retreats within herself until she begins an unexpected romance. It’s not rated.
For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.