Movie News & Reviews

July 22, 2014

New movies opening this week

Nine movies open in KC this week: “Hercules,” “Lucy,” “And So It Goes,” “I Origins,” “The Fluffy Movie,” “Wish I Was Here,” “A Most Wanted Man,” “Gore Vidal” and “Chinese Puzzle.”

“Hercules”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Dwayne Johnson and director Brett Ratner tackle the mythical hero, who is out to avenge the death of his family. Rated PG-13 | Time: 1:39

“Lucy”

Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday

A drug mule (Scarlett Johansson) turns on her tormentors when the experimental drugs in her system give her superhuman mental powers. Rated R | Time: 1:29

“And So It Goes”

Opens Friday

Michael Douglas is a selfish real estate agent who relies on the help of his neighbor (Diane Keaton) to raise the granddaughter he never knew he had. Rated PG-13 | Time: 1:34

“I Origins”

Opens Friday

A molecular biologist (Michael Pitt) studying the human eye finds evidence with far-reaching scientific and spiritual implications. With Brit Marling and Astrid Berges-Frisbey. Rated R | Time: 1:48

“The Fluffy Movie”

Opens Friday

Concert film starring the popular stand-up comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. Rated PG-13 | Time: 1:41

“A Most Wanted Man”

Opens Friday

In one of his last performances, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a German spy stalking an Islamic terror suspect. Based on a John le Carre novel. Rated R | Time: 2:01

“Wish I Was Here”

Opens Friday

Writer/director Zach Braff stars as an out-of-work actor struggling to cope with his father’s illness and the rigors of parenthood and marriage. With Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin and Josh Gad. Rated R | Time: 1:50

“Chinese Puzzle”

Opens Friday at the Tivoli

The third installment in a loose trilogy about Europeans (Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cecile de France) who met at school in Barcelona (in “L’Auberge Espagnole,” 2003) and reunited at a wedding in St. Petersburg. Now they’re pushing 40. In French with subtitles. Rated R | 1:57

“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia”

Opens Friday at Screenland Crown Center

Documentary about the late novelist and social commentator. Not rated | Time: 1:29

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