Let’s go to the movies – ‘The Bourne Legacy’, ‘The Campaign’, ‘Hope Springs’

Posted: August 10, 2012 in Movies

Here’s what’s hitting theaters for your viewing pleasure this weekend:

 

The Bourne Legacy

Plot: The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles. — (C) Universal

Plot: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Rotten Tomato Review Score: 56%

Sample Reviews:

New York Post

Detroit News

Trailer:

 

The Campaign

Plot: When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors’ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy. — (C) Warner Bros.

Cast: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Dylan McDermott, Jason Sudeikis

Rating: R

Run Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Rotten Tomato Review Score: 64%

Sample Reviews:

Orlando Weekly

Newsday

Trailer:

 

Hope Springs

Plot: Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. — (C) Sony

Cast: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carrell

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Rotten Tomato Review Score: 78%

Sample Reviews:

The Washington Post

The Wall Street Journal

Trailer:

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