New Movies: ‘Jack the Giant Slayer,’ ’21 and Over,’ ‘The Last Exorcism Part II,’ ‘Phantom’
This week we have four new releases, covering four different genres and targeting four different audiences: fairy-tale action epic, a coming-of-age (21) comedy, supernatural horror, and a submarine thriller.
‘Jack the Giant Slayer’
When Jack accidentally opens a portal and lets in a race of giants bent on destruction, he must lead humanity’s fight against their monstrous new foes. (This can also be seen in 3-D and IMAX.)
Directed by Bryan Singer
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan MacGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy
’21 and Over’
The night of his 21st birthday—with his big medical-school interview the next morning—Jeff and his friends hit the town for some major guilt-free partying, from the writers of ‘The Hangover.’
Directed by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Starring Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, Sarah Wright, François Chau
‘The Last Exorcism Part II’
The same force that possessed poor Nell the first time around is back, meaning she’ll probably need another exorcism—this one really is the last one, we’re sure of it.
Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly
Starring Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, David Jensen
When the captain of a Cold War-era Russian submarine realizes he holds the fate of the world in his hands, he must leave his family behind and figure out how to prevent nuclear destruction.
Directed by Todd Robinson
Starring Ed Harris, David Duchovny, Lance Henriksen, William Fichtner