New movies in theaters this week include Matt Damon returning to “Jason Bourne,” Emma Roberts in “Nerve,” some “Bad Moms” and more. Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week.
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief strong language | In Theaters 7/29 | Ok for Kids 13+ | Universal | Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels
Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in “Jason Bourne.” Paul Greengrass, the director of “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal’s Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Stiles also star.
Rated R for sexual material, full frontal nudity, language throughout, and drug and alcohol content | In Theaters 7/29 | Ok for Kids 17+ | STX Entertainment | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
In this new comedy from the writers of “The Hangover,” Amy has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap.
Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.
Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, this comedy stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jada Pinkett Smith and Christina Applegate.
Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving dangerous and risky behavior, some sexual content, language, drug content, drinking and nudity – all involving teens | In Theaters 7/27 | Ok for Kids 14+ | Lionsgate | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts), has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun.
But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger (Dave Franco), the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman, this movie also stars Juliette Lewis.
Rated R for sexual content and some language | In Theaters 7/29 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Summit/Lionsgate | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
Based on Philip Roth’s late novel, this drama takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War.
But once there, Marcus’s growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college’s imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family’s best laid plans to the ultimate test. Directed by James Schamus, this movie also stars Linda Emond, Danny Burstein and Ben Rosenfield.
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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