‘Rush’ to the box office for ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Metallica’
FAIRFIELD — Meatballs and Metalica are coming to the big screen this weekend.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” picks up where the first installment left off with inventor Flint Lockwood believing he’d saved the world from his most infamous invention. He didn’t. Now, the machine is creating foodimals such as shrimpanezees and cheespiders and he must save the world once again.
Bill Hader, Anna Faris and James Caan voice the characters in the PG film, which is also being shown in 3D.
“Metalica Through the Never: An IMAX 3D Experience,” centers on a young roadie for the band who finds himself up against a death-dealing horseman. Dana DeHaan stars along with band members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. The movie is rated R.
A flight attendant under pressure to find Mr. Right is the plot of “Baggage Claim,” a PG-13 romantic comedy with Paula Patton and Taye Diggs.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson star in “Don Jon” about a good, old-fashioned guy who finds bliss sitting in front of the computer watching porn, despite the fact he could have his choice of women. Johansson stars as the good, old-fashioned girl who sets her sights on him.
Gordon-Levitt wrote and directed the film, which is rated R. Julianne Moore and Tony Danza are also featured.
Also opening nationwide is Ron’ Howard’s “Rush,” an action/adventure film starring Chris Hemsworth and set in the world of the Grand Prix. It’s rated R.
Opening in limited release Friday are:
- “Antoine et Antoinette,” not rated, a French film centered on a working class couple dreaming of a better life. A winning lottery ticket could be it. They just have to find it. It’s shown in French with English subtitles.
- “Muscle Shoals,” an unrated documentary about the area in Alabama that has become the breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Bono, Mick Jagger and the late Etta James bear witness to the magnetism and mystery of Muscle Shoals.
- “Hotel Normandy,” also not rated, which centers on two people who no longer believe in love and find each other. It’s shown in French with English subtitles.
- “Inequality for All,” a PG documentary featuring former Labor Secretary Robert Reich discussing the consequences that may result if the gulf between poor and rich continues to widen.
- “Morning,” which stars Jeanne Tripplehorn and Leland Orser as a couple reeling from the tragic death of their only child. Laura Linney and Elliott Gould are also featured in the film, which is rated R.
- “On the Job,” inspired by a real-life scandal where prison inmates were temporarily released to work as contract killers on behalf of corrupt politicians. It’s not rated and is shown in Tagalog with English subtitles.
- “Shepard and Dark,” which examines the 50-year-plus friendship between playwright and actor Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark, a homebody who supported himself with odd jobs including dog catcher and deli worker. It’s not rated.
- “Therese,” set in 1860s Paris. It tells the tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge. Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange star. It’s rated R.
- “We Are What We Are.” a horror story about a family with some long-held secrets. Things begin to unravel when their small town is flooded. It’s rated R.
- “Wedding Palace” with Margaret Cho. The film has been called the Korean-American “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” After being abandoned at the altar, a young man embarks on an Internet love affair and proposes. She comes with a surprising revelation. It’s not rated.
- “Alone Yet Not Alone,” a PG-13 drama about two sisters who were captured by the Delaware Indians in raids on their homes during the French and Indian War in 1755.
- “As I Lay Dying,” which features James Franco in a movie adapted from the 1930 American novel of the same name by William Faulkner. Franco helped pen the screenplay and directs the movie about a family who traverses the Mississippi countryside to bring the body of their deceased mother to her hometown for burial. It’s not rated.
- “The Secret Lives of Dorks,” which tells the tale of a pathetic dork who’s in love with the head cheerleader. She is wise to his desperate advances and creates a plan to push him into the arms of a dorkette. Jim Belushi and Jennifer Tilly are featured. It’s rated PG-13.
- “Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon,” an unrated drama about a member of the Imperial police force investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town. It’s shown in Mandarin with English subtitles.
For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit http://www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.
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.