Pierce Brosnan thriller kicks off week’s new films

By From page A7 | August 27, 2014

FAIRFIELD — It’s a mixed-bag of movies hitting the big screen this week.

Pierce Brosnan opens the push for box office dollars, starring in “The November Man,” which opens Wednesday. The plot centers on a “sleeping” agent, played by Brosnan, who is called out of retirement thanks to a government conspiracy. It’s rated R.

“As Above, So Below” is the lone Friday nationwide box office opening. The thriller, rated R, is set in the twisting catacombs beneath the streets of Paris.

Opening in limited release Friday are:

  • “Leprechauns: Origins,” about two couples hiking the Irish countryside who discover a town’s chilling secret. It’s rated R.
  • “The Congress,” which stars Robin Wright as an aging actress who decides to take her final job: preserving a digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti and Harvey Keitel also star. It’s not rated.
  • “Life of Crime,” which stars Jennifer Aniston as a kidnap victim whose husband refuses to pay the ransom. It’s rated R.
  • “Cantinflas,” billed as the untold story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comedy film star. The biography features Oscar Jaenada and is rated PG-13.
  • “Jamie Marks is Dead,” a teen horror flick that centers on a young man who becomes fixated with the death of another teen. It’s not rated.
  • “Yellow,” a drama that centers on the downward spiral of one woman in a hallucinogenic tale of love and comeuppance. It’s not rated.
  • “Kundo: Age of Rampant,” a period action film centered on a militia group that turns against an unjust nobility. It’s not rated.
  • “Starred Up,” which tells the story an a violent teen sent to an adult prison, where he meets his father. It’s not rated.
  • “The Calling,” which features Susan Sarandon, Ellen Burstyn and Donald Sutherland in a thriller about a detective who comes face-to-face with a serial killer. It’s rated R.
  • “Last Weekend,” a comedy that stars Patricia Clarkson as a woman getting ready to sell her home. When her two sons come to visit, the comedy ensues. It’s not rated.

“The Last Robin Hood,” which features Kevin Kline as the late Errol Flynn. Dakota Fanning also stars. It’s rated R.

“Canopy,” about an Australian fighter pilot who finds himself held up by his parachute strings in the middle of a desert overrun by hostile forces. It’s rated PG-13.

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

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

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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