Bif! Bang! Socko! This week’s new releases include everything from an animated revival of the 1960s Batman series to the latest sci-fi adventure into the final frontier. Here’s what movies are now available!
Batman and Robin, the boy wonder, swing into action when the earth is threatened by Gotham City’s most malevolent master-criminals, Joker, Riddler, Penguin and Catwoman! The Dynamic Duo try to save the day when Batman is turned from good to bad. Now Catwoman and Robin must team up to stop him from taking over Gotham City and ultimately, the world. This animated follow-up to the ’60s Batman series is a charming adventure highlighted by some great voicework from Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar.
Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew are stranded on an uncharted world after the Enterprise suffers a surprise attack by vicious alien commander Krall (Idris Elba). With help from a scavenger (Sofia Boutella) also marooned on the planet, Kirk and his people must find a way to foil Krall’s plan to use an ancient and deadly bioweapon to wage war on the Federation. Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg (who also co-wrote), John Cho, and Anton Yelchin co-star in this hit sci-fi sequel.
A shrewd real estate developer but a lousy dad, billionaire Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) wanted to make up for it to his young daughter (Malina Weissman) by choking back his personal distaste and buying her the cat she’s always wanted. Thanks to an eccentric pet shop owner (Christopher Walken) and a rogue lightning strike, Tom’s body winds up in a coma…and his mind winds up in the feline! Will the bizarre experience teach him anything (beyond that laser pointers are kind of fun)? Family fantasy-comedy co-stars Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Cheryl Hines, Mark Consuelos.
About to crack under the stress of being an over-worked mother, Amy (Mila Kunis) decides she’s had it with trying to live up to everyone’s expectations. Joined by an under-appreciated stay-at-home mom (Kristen Bell) and a promiscuous single mother (Kathryn Hahn), Amy lets loose on a debaucherous bender that locks her and her gal pals in a battle with the disapproving, iron-handed head honcho (Christina Applegate) of the local PTA. Raunchy comedy also stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo, Jay Hernandez.
It’s the evening of December 24th in Manhattan, where a freak accident will trigger a sudden power outage throughout the city. And in six different stuck elevators, six groups of people including an arrogant real estate tycoon (Patrick Stewart) trapped alone; an atheist surgeon (Gary Cole) with his dying patient; an insensitive executive (Max Casella of Vinyl) and the employee (Jon Heder of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) he’s just laid off; members of an orchestra in a very small space; and apartment building neighbors/strangers will spend the night arguing, relating, confessing and maybe even discovering some things about Christmas much larger than themselves. James Roday (Psych) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) co-star in this heartwarming holiday comedy/drama produced by Larry & Shawn King.