Wide Releases

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

Proving that there is a first time for everything, Director Oliver Stone releases the first sequel he has ever made in his long career, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Michael Douglas reprises his Oscar winning role as Gordon Gecko, a corporate raider and self-proclaimer of the goodness of greed, who has just been released from prison twenty-three years after the events of the last film. After his financial advice is shunned by Wall Street because of past actions, Gecko decides to try to get back into the good graces of his daughter, Winnie (played by Carey Mulligan). At the same time, Winnie’s fianc©, Jacob (played by Shia Lebouf), begins to contact Gordon, and they form a friendship of sorts. But Gordon’s motives may go farther than rekindling familial ties, and have dramatic consequences on the lives of Jacob and Winnie.

Boston Thursday Midnight Showings: AMC Loews Boston Common 19, Regal Fenway Stadium 13

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (PG)

Based on a book series of the same name by Kathryn Lasky, Legend of the Guardians chronicles the escapades of the young owl, Soren. His belief in the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a legendary clan of warrior owls who fought to save all of owl kind from evil, has been instilled in him by his father since he was young. But, his older brother, Kludd, could care less about the legends and can’t help but be jealous of how much attention Soren gets from their father. But when the two of them are captured by the rival clan, the Pure Ones, they must work together, with the help of other owls to find a way to escape, and save their kingdom. Even if it means finding the legends themselves to do it. With Jim Sturgess and Geoffrey Rush providing the voices for the starring roles, Legends of the Guardians sounds like a movie that both kids and adults can take something from.

Boston Thursday Midnight Showings: Regal Fenway Stadium 13

You Again (PG)

When Marni Young (Kristen Bell), a successful PR agent, heard the news of her brother’s (played by James Wolk) engagement, she would have never thought his future wife would be Joanna (Odette Yustman), her old rival from high school. Dead set on stopping the nuptials from happening, Marni is determined to reveal the real Joanna to her brother, despite the fact that Joanna has mysteriously forgotten all the things she ever did to Marni in high school. If things weren’t crazy enough, Marni’s mother (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) comes into town just in time to see that Joanna’s Aunt (played by Sigourney Weaver) is her own high school rival from years ago. Soon, the couple’s happy day becomes an all-out battle between two groups of rivals from the past, and hilarity ensues. With a cast featuring the infamous Betty White, this comedy has the potential to have people laughing in their seats.

Boston Thursday Midnight Showings: AMC Loews Boston Common 19, Regal Fenway Stadium 13

Limited Releases

The Virginity Hit (R)

What happens when you give three guys and their virgin friend a camera? Simple, you get the comedy, the Virginity Hit. Produced by comedy favorites Will Farrell and Adam McKay, The film is a detailed account of three friends of their journey to fulfill one goal out of all others: get their friend laid. But, this proves to be more complicated then it seems, and the boys find themselves on a wild ride that includes friends with benefits, and maybe even some porn stars.

Playing Where: Regal Fenway Stadium 13, Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere

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