Photo: In theaters today: Olympus Has Fallen, Admission -- Coming soon: Trance
Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at the what’s opening in theaters today.
Olympus Has Fallen
-Stars: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart
-Genre: Action, Thriller
-The gist: When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President (Aaron Eckhart) is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.
-Stars: (Voices) Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman
-Genre: Animation, Comedy (Family)
-The gist: The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures—and their outlook is changed forever.
-Stars: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Michael Sheen
-The gist: Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted—but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.
Come Out and Play
-Stars: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Vinessa Shaw
-The gist: Based on a novel by Juan Jose Plans, Beth (Vinessa Shaw) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a young married couple, are on holiday together when they venture to a beautiful, but highly remote, island. Beth is pregnant and the two are hoping to enjoy their last vacation before their baby is born. When they arrive, they notice that while there are plenty of children present, the adults all seem to be missing. Initially attributing this to the after effects of a recent festival, they quickly realize something far more sinister is afoot. The two will face terror and unsettling difficult decisions in their quest to make it off the island alive.
On April 5, director Danny Boyle’s Trance hits theaters and stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent Cassel.
A fine art auctioneer (McAvoy) mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost Goya painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.
The film is rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language.