Chances are Ethan Hawke has had a better last few months than you.
The "Training Day" co-star's "Before Midnight" opened to independent fanfare and Academy Award prognostications in June, the same weekend as horror flick "The Purge," and its $3 million production budget, topped the domestic box office at $34 million.
This weekend brings us another Hawke flick, "Getaway," opposite the wizardly teenage pop star Selena Gomez and Jon Voight, an Academy Award winner. This pic, and its 1% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is only forecast to open to $8.5 million at domestic theaters over the four-day holiday weekend, though.
This weekend's projected new-release winner: Morgan Spurlock and One Direction. Spurlock, the acclaimed director of "Super Size Me," and producer Simon Cowell bring you behind the band's rise. Produced on a $10 million budget, the documentary's expected to draw $19 million in U.S. theaters this weekend.
Also in town are "Closed Circuit," a British surveillance thriller starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall, and, in some locations, "The Grandmaster," a martial-arts film. Oscar hopeful "Blue Jasmine," directed by Woody Allen, expands to more locations.
Onward to the trailers! Click here for a complete list of Omaha showtimes.
One Direction: This Is Us
IMDb description: A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.
Running time: 92 minutes
Director: Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me," "Freakonomics," "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold")
Cast: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson
Theaters: Twin Creek, Midtown, Village Pointe, Majestic, Aksarben, Bluffs 17, Oakview, Westroads, Regal
IMDb: Former race-car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commanders a young woman's car and takes her on on a high-speed race against time.
Running time: 90 minutes
Director: Courtney Solomon ("Dungeons & Dragons," "An American Haunting")
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight
Theaters: Twin Creek, Village Pointe, Majestic, Aksarben, Bluffs 17, Oak View, Westroads, Regal
IMDb: A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.
Running time: 96 minutes
Director: John Crowley ("Intermission," "Boy A," "Is Anybody There?")
Cast: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent, Julia Stiles
Theaters: Aksarben, Bluffs 17, Oakview
IMDb: The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.
Running time: 108 minutes
Director: Kar Wai Wong ("In the Mood for Love," "2046," "My Blueberry Nights")
Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang
Theaters: AMC Oakview, Aksarben
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IMDb: A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.
Director: Eugenio Derbez (actor in "Jack and Jill")
Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza, Jessica Lindsey
Theater: AMC Oakview