From left, Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary) and Sid (John Leguizamo) return in "Ice Age: Continental Drift."
Only one new movie will hit theaters in wide release this week.
"Ice Age: Continental Drift" is the newest installment in the Ice Age franchise. This family-friendly film will compete with last week's big winner, "The Amazing Spider-Man" for box office dollars.
Ice Age: Continental Drift Genre: Animation, adventure, family and comedy Cast: Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Keke Palmer, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Heather Morris and Joy Behar Director: Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier Rated: PG
In "Ice Age: Continental Drift," Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary) and Sid (John Leguizamo).
In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
This all-new chapter in one of the most successful film franchises of all time brings together the visually epic and the emotionally powerful; the humorous and the heartfelt - plus the world's most beloved prehistoric squirrel-rat and the ultimate unconventional herd of this or any age.
Joining our familiar "Ice Age" friends and family (Romano, Leguizamo, Leary, and Queen Latifah) for the new film are some of the entertainment world's brightest talents, including hip-hop sensations Nicki Minaj and Drake, and global crossover star Jennifer Lopez.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.
Easy Money Genre: Action, crime, drama and thriller Cast: Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Lisa Henni, Dejan Cukic, Annika Whittembury, Lea Stojanov and Fares Fares Director: Daniel Espinosa Rated: R
Directed by Daniêl Espinosa, "Easy Money" is a Swedish crime thriller based on the international best-selling novel "Snabba Cash" by Jens Lapidus.
Lower-class business student JW (Joel Kinnaman) falls in love with a sexy heiress while living a double life mingling with Stockholm's wealthy elite. To keep up the façade of his lifestyle, he's lured into a world of crime.
Jorge is a petty fugitive on the run from both the police and Serbian mafia. He hopes that brokering a massive cocaine deal will allow him to escape for good. Mafia enforcer Mrado is on the hunt for Jorge, but his efforts are complicated when he's unexpectedly saddled with caring for his young daughter.
As JW's journey ventures deeper into the dark world of organized crime, the fate of all three men becomes entangled and ends with a dramatic struggle for life and death.
Ballplayer: Pelotero Genre: Documentary and sports Cast: Miguel Angel, Jean Carlos and John Leguizamo Director: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jon Paley Not rated
In the run-up to the most important day of their lives, two young baseball players from the Dominican Republic confront competition and corruption to achieve their Big-League dreams.
For 16-year Dominican baseball players, or "Peloteros," the only real chance to escape crushing poverty comes every July 2nd, the day they become eligible to sign professional baseball contracts. "Ballplayer: Pelotero" provides an intimate portrait of two prospects, Miguel Angel Sanó and Jean Carlos Batista, as they navigate the calculating, mercenary and often corrupt elements that surround Major League Baseball's recruitment of the island's top talent.
The film is narrated by actor John Leguizamo.
Farewell, My Queen Genre: Drama Cast: Lea Seydoux, Diane Kruger and Virginie Ledoyen Director: Benoit Jacquot Rated: R
"Farewell, My Queen" marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the revolution.
Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Léa Seydoux as one of Marie's ladies-in-waiting, seemingly innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress's special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, this is a period film at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions.
Diane Kruger gives her best performance to date as the ill-fated Queen and Virginie Ledoyen is the Queen's special friend Gabrielle de Polignac.
Red Lights Genre: Thriller Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen and Toby Jones Director: Rodrigo Cortes Rated: R
Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls "red lights," the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence.
But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro) comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the powerful Silver.
Determined to discredit Silver, Buckley and his star student (Elizabeth Olsen) use every tool at their disposal to uncover the truth behind the charismatic, spoon-bending, mind reader. But Buckley is forced to reexamine his own core beliefs as his quest builds to a mind-blowing conclusion in this taut psychological thriller from award-winning writer and director Rodrigo Cortés).
Trishna Genre: Drama Cast: Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed Director: Michael Winterbottom Rated: R
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, master filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's newest film stars Freida Pinto who soars as Trishna in her most revealing performance yet.
Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India's largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed) is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father's request, he meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna's affection and she accepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay's deep family bond threatens the young lovers' bliss.
Shot with Winterbottom's agile camera, "Trishna" is a powerful look at the tension between ancient privilege and modern equality, between codes of urban and rural life and ultimately a hymn to both the glory and the tragedy that comes with beauty in all forms.
Union Square Genre: Drama Cast: Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Patti LuPone and Mike Doyle Director: Nancy Savoca Not rated
New York City's Union Square is the setting for an unexpected reunion between two estranged sisters, one of whom is on the verge of getting married, the other on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Lucy (Mira Sorvino) attempts to shop for young and flirty discount clothes while anxiously carrying on a conversation on her cell phone. When the news on the other end of the cell is not what she wants to hear, she has a complete meltdown in the park. Crying openly and unsure of her next move, she has an idea. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself somewhere she's never been: her sister Jenny's (Tammy Blanchard) loft apartment off Union Square.
The apartment is as spare and disciplined as Jenny is herself. Jenny is stunned to see Lucy on her doorstep and, what's worse, unable to keep her out - Lucy has decided she needs to stay with Jenny a few days, along with her dog and all her shopping. Attempting to remain calm, Jenny has little time to prepare how to explain Lucy's presence to her fiancé Bill (Mike Doyle), whom she has not been completely honest with about her family's tumultuous upbringing in the Bronx or her sister's excessive behavior.
Lucy suspects as much and attempts to play along but also tries to update Jenny about their mother (Patti LuPone) and the old neighborhood.
And the news is not what Jenny expects to hear. After a tense dinner with Bill, the sisters try to clear the air by heading out together to a club, but the confrontation that follows only creates more tension. And the next day when Lucy leaves as unexpectedly as she showed up, Jenny is left wondering what else could possibly happen to disrupt her ordered life ... that is, until Lucy returns with even more surprises for Jenny.