New movies in theaters this week include “Finding Dory” (a sequel to “Finding Nemo”), and “Central Intelligence,” an action-comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week.
Rated PG for mild thematic elements | In Theaters 6/17 (2D, 3D, IMAX) | Ok for Kids 6+ | Disney Pixar | Reel Preview: 5 of 5 Reels
This sweet Disney Pixar movie centers on Dory, the loveable memory-challenged Blue Tang fish, as she searches for answers about her past. The story takes place six months after “Finding Nemo,” as Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories, including something about “the jewel of Monterey, California.” Thus, she sets off to find her family, accompanied by friends Nemo and Marlin.
When Dory arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale; Destiny, a whale shark; and Hank, an octopus, who becomes her guide. Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane, this movie features the voice talent of Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Albert Brooks and Kaitlin Olson.
Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence and brief strong language | In Theaters 6/17 | Ok for Kids 14+ | New Line/Warner Bros. | Reel Preview: 3 of 5 Reels
This action comedy follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Kevin Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days.
But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out. His increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.
JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM
One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.
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