Movies opening this weekend, still in theaters
"Finding Nemo" returns to the big screen in 3-D.
Updated: September 17, 2012 10:16AM
Rated: R for language, brief violent images and drug use
Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Nate Parker
The life of a billionaire hedge fund magnate (Richard Gere) begins to unravel after he tries to cover up a $400-million shortfall in his books with a lucrative merger and becomes involved in a police investigation of a deadly crash. Nicholas Jarecki makes his feature writing/directing debut with the drama.
“Finding Nemo” 3D
Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
The 2003 Pixar masterpiece about a clownfish (Albert Brooks) determined to bring his captured son home comes back for a victory lap around the fishbowl — this time in three dimensions. “Resident Evil: Retribution”
Rated: R for sequences of strong violenceStars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Michelle RodriguezThe deadly T-virus is still devastating Earth and Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the planet’s last hope in the fifth installment of the “Resident Evil” series. The film is written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.
“The Words” ★★½
Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons
The up-side of plagiarism? Young, ambitious Rory (Cooper) realizes his dreams of literary fame and fortune when he publishes a novel he found in an antique valise in Paris — with his name on the title page. Soon he’s proclaimed as a genius and everything’s great until the Old Man (Jeremy Irons, who steals every scene despite overkill old-age makeup), who actually wrote the book, shows up to tell his tragic story. Rory shares his story with his soulmate (Zoe Saldana). He has to pick between a troubled conscience, on the one hand, versus wealth and ongoing acclaim on the other. Which would you choose? Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal make their writing/directing debut with the romantic tragedy. “For A Good Time, Call ...” ★★½
Rated: Rated R for strong sexual content throughout, language and some drug use
Stars: Lauren Miller, Ari Graynor, Justin Long
Following in the wake of last year’s “Bridesmaids,” this female raunch-empowered relationship comedy works reasonably well because of the chemistry of its leads — though its hardcore lewdness and its ideas about love and friendship both seem artificial and contrived. There’s plenty of polite hatred when college enemies Lauren and Katie (Miller and Graynor) are forced to share an apartment (arranged by their mutually gay bff Long), but new appreciation for each other arises from their success as phone-sex entrepreneurs. And love, perhaps? Several male celebs (including Seth Rogen) make embarrassing appearances as special-guest pervs on the other end of the line. “The Possession” ★★
Rated: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences
Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calis
Frequently funny, but unfortunately not a comedy. There’s lots of demonic mischief when a divorced father (Morgan, a good actor who can’t seem to catch a break) buys his little girl Em (Calis) a spooky old box carved with evil-looking, cryptic writing at a yard sale. Bad move, dad. Danish director Ole Bornedal (“Nightwatch”) keeps things atmospheric for the most part and builds to an interesting finale involving a Jewish exorcist. But the over-familiar shocks just come across as silly.
Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
Stars: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce
Three bootlegging brothers (Hardy, LaBeouf and Jason Clarke) in Depression-era Virginia have to face down crooked lawmen and a competing gangster to stay in business. John Hillcoat (“The Proposition,” “The Road”) directed the crime drama from a script by Nick Cave.