New movies in theaters this week include Stephen Lang in “Don’t Breathe,” Edgar Ramirez in “Hands of Stone,” and Jason Statham in “Mechanic: Resurrection.” Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week.
Rated R for terror, violence, disturbing content, and language, including sexual references | In Theaters 8/26 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Screen Gems, Sony | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
Rocky, a teenage delinquent living with neglectful parents, promises her younger sister that they’ll start their own lives together and move away from their dysfunctional family. Looking for cash to do just that, her boyfriend, Money, convinces her to break into the home of a blind man who supposedly has a safe in the basement. Breaking into the house in the middle of the night with their friend Alex, they discover that the blind man is not as helpless as he seems. The teens soon find themselves in a game of cat-and-mouse with a man willing and ready to kill all three. Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto star in this thriller directed by Fede Alvarez and produced by Sam Raimi.
HANDS OF STONE
Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | In Theaters 8/26 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Weinstein | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
This biopic directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)
Rated R for violence throughout and language | In Theaters 8/26 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Summit, Lionsgate | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman (Jessica Alba) force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world. Dennis Gansel directs this action-thriller, which also stars Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Yeoh.
JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM
One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender.
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.
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