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Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in the Campaign

A Little Something For Everyone (8/9/2012)
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August 9, 2012       Leave a Comment
By: Sean Connelly

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With four movies coming out this weekend there's something for everyone at your local theater.

First up is this week's brand new comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign. You'll find the summary below, but this looks like it could be another Ferrell classic. Combining the comedy chops of two of the biggest names in the field right now sound like a good recipe. Although I do have some doubts, as these types of films are usually either comedy gold or a complete bust. Here's hoping we can all walk away feeling that it was the former.

Nitro Circus: The Movie in 3D


As a kind of a bridge between the clear comedy and the clear action film this week, there is a mixture of both. Nitro Circus: The Movie is basically Jackass 4. A few guys who have a clear background in X-Games themed sports pull off ridiculously dangerous and hilarious stunts while putting their bodies and lives on the line. I'm sure it'll be funny, I'm sure I'll hold my breath at a few of their death defying jumps, but I'm not sure I'll really care. Check it out if you're a fan of Jackass, otherwise you might want to find something else to watch this weekend.

The third movie to hit your local silver screen is Jeremy Renner's The Bourne Legacy. This is yet another installment in the Bourne franchise, a franchise that has redefined the solo-hero action flicks that we're seeing today. Casino Royale (James Bond) and the new grittier version on Mission: Impossible (also featuring Jeremy Renner) would never have happened (in the way that they did) with out the heavy influence and success of the Bourne series. However, this is the first film to not star the actor who has been the main character in the franchise thus far, Matt Damon. Instead we find Renner's Aaron Cross as the protagonist, who just happens to be in a very similar situation to Damon's Jason Bourne. This is a definite must see for action fans.

Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy


Finally, there is Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep's Hope Springs. This is a Dramedy about an older couple who seek intense marriage counseling to work on their relationship. Sure to get a few laughs sprinkled in over all of the dramatic sequences between these two incredible actors, it's one worth seeing if you're up for a heart-warming flick this weekend.

I can't decide which I'd rather see more, Campaign or The Bourne Legacy. So I'm seeing both this weekend, while avoiding the Nitro Circus at all costs. What you decide is totally up to you, however, so here is where and when you can find each movie at a theater near you!

The weekend of August 10th releases:


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 1:25
Rating: R
Director: Jay Roach
Writer: Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell
Starring: Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
Synopsis: In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.

Where and when you can see it starting Friday August 10th:

Midland NCG Cinemas: 11:25am, 1:30pm, 3:35pm, 5:40pm, 7:45pm, 9:50pm, 11:55pm*
Bay City 8: 11:00am, 1:05pm, 3:10pm, 5:15pm, 7:20pm, 9:35pm, 11:40pm*
Fashion Square 10: 12:30pm, 2:50pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm, 9:45pm, 11:50pm*
Saginaw 12: 11:05am, 12:10pm, 1:15pm, 2:20pm, 3:15pm, 4:35pm, 5:15pm, 6:55pm, 7:15pm, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:35pm*

Nitro Circus: The Movie

Genre: Action, Comedy
Runtime: 1:38
Rating: PG-13
Director: Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle
Writers: Gregg Godfrey, Travis Pastrana, and Jeremy Rawle
Starring: Travis Pastrana, Tommy Passemante, and Jeremy Rawle
Synopsis: Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time.

Where and when you can see it starting Friday August 10th:

Fashion Square 10 3D: 12:00pm, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 7:05pm, 9:40pm, 12:00am*
Saginaw 12 3D: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:05pm*

The Bourne Legacy

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Runtime: 2:15
Rating: PG-13
Directors: Tony Gilroy
Writer: Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, and Edward Norton Synopsis: An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Where and when you can see it starting Friday August 10th:

Midland NCG Cinemas: 12:15pm, 3:20pm, 6:20pm, 9:10pm, 11:45pm*
Bay City 8: 12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:40pm, 11:15pm*
Fashion Square 10: 12:20pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm, 12:00am*
Saginaw 12: 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 3:05pm, 4:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:50pm, 9:05pm, 9:40pm, 11:35pm*

Both Saginaw locations and Midland NCG Cinemas will be playing the Campaign and The Bourne Legacy at 12:01am Friday morning.

Hope Springs

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1:40
Rating: PG-13
Director: David Frankel
Writer: Vanessa Taylor
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell Synopsis: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.

Where and when you can see it starting Friday August 10th:

Midland NCG Cinemas: 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:20pm, 9:40pm, 11:50pm*
Bay City 8: 12:00pm, 2:25pm, 4:55pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm, 11:45pm*
Saginaw 12: 11:30am, 1:55pm, 4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:15pm

As always please check your local listings to verify times as they are subject to change, and a * denotes show-times that are only good on days with late shows (Fridays and Saturdays).

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