FAIRFIELD — The box office gets a jump-start this week with Wednesday’s opening of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”
The sci-fi adventure flick, rated PG-13, is set in contemporary New York and centers on a teen who finds out she’s from a family of half-angel warriors locked in battle to protect the world from demons.
It’s also being shown in 3D.
Friday’s box office debuts include “The World’s End,” featuring Simon Pegg, in the story of a 40-year-old who wants to take another stab at an epic pub crawl he did when he was 20. The comedy is rated R.
“You’re Next,” a horror movie, is about a family whose reunion is invaded by masked, ax-wielding murderers. It’s rated R.
Opening in limited release Friday are:
“Drinking Buddies,” about two coworkers at a craft brewery. Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston star in the romantic comedy. It’s rated R.
“The Grandmaster,” rated PG-13, a documentary about the life and times of kung fu master Ip Man.
“Sparrows Dance,” not rated, which features actress Marin Ireland in the story of a former actress who doesn’t leave her home.
“Scenic Route,” the story of two lifelong friends who become stranded in the desert and end up in a brutal battle. Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler star. It’s rated R.
“Short Term 12,” told through the eyes of a 20-something supervisor at a facility for at-risk teens. It’s rated R.
“Savannah,” which features TV’s “Person of Interest” co-star Jim Caviezel in the story of a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Sam Shepard and Hal Holbrook are featured in the PG-13 movie.
“Devil’s Pass,” not rated, which tells the story of five young filmmakers who retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
“The Frozen Ground,” a thriller based on a true story. Nicolas Cage plays an Alaskan state trooper who sets out to end the murderous rampage of a serial killer, played by John Cusack. Vanessa Hudgens and 50 Cent are also featured.
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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