Pratt, Saldana, Diesel star in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy. A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release.
Guardians of the Galaxy Genre: Action and adventure Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro Director: James Gunn Rated: PG-13
From Marvel, the studio that introduced the global blockbuster franchises of "Iron Man," "Thor," "Captain America" and "The Avengers," comes a new team: the Guardians of the Galaxy.
CLEARWATER - Movie night at the Capitol Theatre is back - and the venue has put together a classic lineup of films for cinema lovers.
Beginning Saturday, Aug. 2, the '70s Movie Series will serve up double features at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $7 - for both movies - and are now on sale. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
Sometimes, it's difficult to recommend a movie that - by design - is viciously disheartening and disturbing.
"Aftermath," a brutal end-of-the-world thriller directed by Peter Engert, is such a film: It's bleak, depressing and discouraging - but as a poignant elegy for post-apocalyptic civilization, it is powerfully effective.
ST. PETERSBURG - The second annual Cult Classics Summer Movie Series is underway at the Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg.
This year's series kicked off June 17 with a screening of the 1984 hit "Ghostbusters," starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.
Movies are shown on the patio of the museum's Avant-garden. The series will continue through September. Doors open at 7 p.m. and movies begin at sunset. Admission is free and the screenings are open to the public. A cash bar is available along with food trucks and games. Pets, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted. Attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair.
The remainder of Dali's 2014 Summer Cult Classics Movie Series lineup is as follows:
CLEARWATER - “Dolphin Tale 2,” the follow up movie to the successful 2011 Warner Bros film “Dolphin Tale” outlining Winter’s journey and recovery, will hit theaters Sept. 12.
Warner Bros. recently announced that the release date has been moved up one week from the previously announced date of Sept. 19.
According to a press release from Clearwater Marine Aquarium, “Dolphin Tale 2” continues the true story of Winter the dolphin whose miraculous rescue and recovery, thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail, made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world. The film tells another true story inspired by the life of Winter and introduces a new baby dolphin named Hope, rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2010. Winter and Hope, who both reside at CMA, play themselves in the movie.
With a name like "All Cheerleaders Die," it's evident that this new Image Entertainment/RLJ Entertainment release - scheduled for VOD and limited theatrical release June 13 - is meant for a niche market.
That very specific demographic of hardcore horror aficionados may be pleasantly surprised by this little cinematic gem. "All Cheerleaders Die" is sloppy - its plot choppy and its CGI lackluster - but it's still darkly funny, inventive and occasionally scary - well, mildly unsettling, anyway.
CLEARWATER - When Yvonne and Hank Charneskey formed VonHenry Productions in 2006 to film events for others, on a contract basis, they certainly weren’t thinking they’d become award-winning documentary filmmakers.
But less than a decade later, the Clearwater couple’s first feature-length documentary, “Go Mickey Go,” was named Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival, and they’re hard at work on their next two documentary projects.
CLEARWATER - David Yates and Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff are buzzing about the release of the first poster for the much-anticipated sequel, "Dolphin Tale 2."
Last March, "Rio 2" audiences got the first look at the initial "Dolphin Tale 2" movie trailer, and the first official movie poster has now been released. Looking ahead, on June 13, the second "Dolphin Tale 2" trailer will be released with "How to Train Your Dragon 2."
Let's begin with a generalization: "The Sacrament" is not for the squeamish or the easily offended.
The film, distributed by Magnet Releasing and set to open in select theaters June 6, is a disturbing tale about a religious movement seeking to establish a utopian community. "The Sacrament" straddles the line between being trailblazing genre cinema and exploitative insolence.