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New in theaters this week


BEARS

Plot summary: From Disneynature, this documentary follows Alaskan brown bears through their first year of life. A mama bear and her two cubs endure a year of hunger, dangerous encounters with other bears, a wolf and a riptide as they trek from snowy mountains, where the cubs were born, down to the coast where salmon streams feed into the sea.

Narrated by John C. Reilly

Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, written by Alastair Fothergill and Adam Chapman. A Disneynature release.

Running time: 1:18

MPAA Rating: G

 

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

Plot summary: A preacher’s son tells him he’s been to heaven. “Heaven is for Real” is based on a book by a Nebraska pastor about his then-4-year-old son’s near-death experience and account of a visit to heaven.

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale

Directed by Randall Wallace, scripted by Chris Parker and Randall Wallace. A Sony/Tristar release.

Running time: 1:40

MPAA rating: PG thematic material including some medical situations

 

TRANSCENDENCE

Plot summary: A brilliant innovator in the field of Artificial Intelligence becomes the bridge in the gap between man and machine.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman

Directed by Wally Pfister, written by Jack Paglen. A Warner Brothers release.

Running time: 1:59

MPAA rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality

A HAUNTED HOUSE 2

Plot summary: Mischievous spirits plague a man, his new girlfriend and her two kids after they move into their dream house.

Directed by: Michael Tiddes

Cast: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Cedric the Entertainer

Running time: 87 minutes

Rating: R for crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violent images.


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