It is a super-busy weekend at the box office. There are many movie studios out there frustrated at the way this summer has turned out, and there are many with crossed fingers about this one. It is certainly a diverse weekend with movies to scare you, make you laugh, and everything from family movies to outright scream-inducing horror. Plus, you action fans are not left out of the loop with a sequel to a popular movie that came out a couple of years ago.
Here are the movies opening July 17 and 19, 2013:
Turbo – Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena. An animated film from the DreamWorks animation department. This one tells the story of a snail who dreams of moving fast – which is very un-snail-like. When a bizarre accident gives him the speed of an Indy car, he ends up as the world’s first and only Indy Racing snail. Will his powers last? Will he be the first snail, in fact the first non-human, to win the Indy 500? Only time will tell. Rated PG.
The Conjuring – Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston. Supposedly a terrifying movie based on a true story. The Warrens were the couple who investigated a certain house in Amityville and determined that it was haunted and made the home famous. However, the couple were busting ghosts and hunting demons long before that case. This is supposedly one of their earlier cases. Ed and Lorraine Warren are summoned to the home of a young couple with numerous children who are experiencing terrifying supernatural things. The family is terrified. Are they being tormented by ghosts, or is it a demonic presence looking for their souls? Rated R.
R.I.P.D. – Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon. What happens to the world’s greatest law enforcement officers when they die? Well, this movie says that they join the Rest In Peace Department. RIPD is a law enforcement division that runs in secret and protects the rest of humanity from the creatures on the “other side” who sometimes try to break through into our dimension and cause all kinds of problems. Armed with the most advanced weapons and technology, the RIPD battles against these demons and ne’er-do-wells. Reynolds plays the brash young cop who has recently been recruited to the force and Bridges plays the grizzled old-timer who has to show him the ropes. Rated PG-13
RED 2- Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren. The retired CIA operatives, secret agents and assassins are back and more dangerous than ever in this sequel. Willis’ character, Frank Moses, has to reunite the same team from the first movie, this time to stop a madman who has in his hands a portable nuclear device and every intention of using it. The crew of super-agents travel around the world to try and stop the villain while explosions, chases, guns and excitement fill the streets they populate. More action-comedy from the makers of the sleeper hit from a couple years back. Rated PG-13.