If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to the movies? There are a few new flicks hitting the box office.
Read the storylines of the movies below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer.
Opening Feb. 22:
From the producers of 'Paranormal Activity', 'Insidious', and ]Sinister' comes 'Dark Skies': a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.
In the fast-paced action thriller 'Snitch', Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission -- risking everything, including his family and his own life.
Months after a weekend fling, Boston research scientist Paul ("Girls," 'TINY FURNITURE', 'SLEEPWALK WITH ME') continues to lust after his beautiful coworker Danielle (Jamie Ray Newman), nurturing his fantasies with the occasional polite exchange at work. But once she starts dating another scientist at their lab, his infatuation quickly turns into obsession - and he finds himself unable to control his desires. A slow-burn character study-turned-psychosexual thriller, 'Rubberneck', co-written by Karpovsky and Garth Donovan, is a chillingly believable story of workplace romance gone wrong.
Bless Me, Ultima (PG-13)
Based on the controversial novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, 'BLESS ME, ULTIMA' is a turbulent coming-of-age story about Antonio Marez (Luke Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera named Ultima (Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows, Antonio begins to question the strict Catholic doctrine that he has been taught by his parents (Dolores Heredia & Benito Martinez). Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events Antonio must grapple with questions about his own destiny, the relationship between good vs. evil and ultimately how to reconcile Ultima's powers with those of the God of his church.
Area movie theaters:
Highland Park Theatre at 445 Central Ave., Highland Park
AMC Northbrook Court 14 at 1525 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook
Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 20 & IMAX at 300 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire
Showplace Eight at 555 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills
Golden Age Cinemas at 708 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
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