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Movies opening this weekend - Aug. 8
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Megan Fox stars as April O'Neil in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," from Paramount Pictures.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters; Quale directs Into the Storm. A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Genre: Action and adventure
Cast: Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Rated: PG-13

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.

Into the Storm
Genre: Action and thriller
Cast: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep and Scott Lawrence
Director: Steven Quale
Rated: PG-13

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes.

The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, "Into the Storm" throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

The Hundred-Foot Journey
Genre: Comedy and drama
Cast: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri and Charlotte Le Bon
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Rated: PG

In "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.

Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) gets wind of it.

Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate into a heated battle between the two establishments until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine - and for Madame Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) - combine with his mysteriously-delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Madame Mallory cannot ignore. At first Madame Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one young man's drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

Step Up All In
Genre: Drama and romance
Cast: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Stephen "twitch" Boss, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko, Alyson Stoner and Adam Sevani
Director: Trish Sie
Rated: PG-13

One of the most popular dance franchises in film history takes competition to astonishing new heights in "Step Up All In."

Miami street dancer Sean Asa (Ryan Guzman) moves to Hollywood with visions of fame and fortune, only to discover the almost insurmountable odds of making it in the professional dance world. But when the new dance crew he forms with the beautiful and headstrong Andie West (Briana Evigan) reaches the final rounds of a high-stakes reality TV competition in glittering Las Vegas, he has a shot at finally making his dreams come true - if he can set aside old loyalties and long-time rivalries and just do what he loves most: dance.

The following will open in limited release. CBS Films announced Aug. 7 that What If will not be released until Aug. 15. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.

What If
Genre: Comedy and romance
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall, Megan Park, Mackenzie Davis and Oona Chaplin
Director: Michael Dowse
Rated: PG-13

Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) is a medical school dropout who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships.

While everyone around him seems to be finding the perfect partner, including his friend Allan (Adam Driver) in girlfriend Nicole (Mackenzie Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. There is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

Revised to include delay of opening for What If.
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