Movie Previews: August 31
It’s the final weekend of the summer movie season. We’ve got something for the very little ones, a gangster tale, evil spirits and more, all in theaters. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
(The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure – Kenn Viselman Presents – Rated G)
The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure is a story of a loving friendship, a surprise birthday party and a BIG adventure...It stars Toni Braxton, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri, Cary Elwes, and Jaime Pressly, it’s rated G.
(Lawless – The Weinstein Company – Rated R)
Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, and Mia Wasikowska star in the R rated epic gangster tale, Lawless - the true story of bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia.
(The Possession – Lionsgate – Rated PG-13)
Based on a true story, PG-13 rated The Possession is about a family whose youngest daughter becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As her behavior becomes increasingly erratic, her parents discover that the box was built to contain a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
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(Farewell, My Queen – Cohen Media Group –Rated R)
Farewell, My Queen is about Marie Antoinette, set during three days at the beginning of the French Revolution told from the perspective of the queen's reader. Diane Krueger stars. It’s in French with English subtitles and is rated R.
(Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – Sundance Selects – Rated R)
Activist Ai Weiwei is China's most famous artist. He designed the 2008 Beijing Olympics Bird's Nest Stadium, but boycotted the games because homes of the poor were razed to build it. Against a backdrop of strict censorship, Ai has become an Internet champion, using social media to rally his fans against his country's repression and propaganda. In April 2011 he was secretly imprisoned and became the world's most famous missing person and runner-up for Time Magazine's Person of the Year. It’s rated R.
(Celeste and Jesse Forever – Sony – Rated R)
Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg star in Celeste and Jesse Forever as a married L.A. couple who split up but are determined to remain friends. Overachieving professional trend spotter Celeste dates her Yoga classmate, a guitarist, and takes relationship advice from a gay friend, but is thrown into a tailspin when Jesse's one-night stand is about to make him a dad. Elijah Wood and Emma Roberts also star, and Jones co-wrote the screenplay, it’s rated R.
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