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Discount Tuesday Movie Recommendations: March 5, 2013

Tuesdays are Discount movie days at both Regal Theaters in Davis. Be sure to take advantage of this deal (nearly half the regular admission price!). Popular movies may sell out so be sure to arrive early or buy your tickets in advance at Fandango.

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Jack the Giant Slayer. PG-13. 1 hr 53 mins. When young farmhand Jack (Nicholas Hoult) unwittingly opens a portal between his realm and a race of giants, it rekindles an ancient war. Roaming Earth for the first time in centuries, the fearsome giants seek to reclaim the land they lost long ago.

2D: 1:45p | 10:30p
3D: 12:45p | 3:45p | 4:45p | 6:45p | 7:45p | 9:40p

Snitch. PG-13. 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.

1:15p | 4:15p | 7:15p | 10:00p


A Good Day to Die Hard. R. New York City cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) arrives in Moscow to track down his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney). McClane thinks his son is a criminal, so it comes as a shock when he learns that Jack is actually working undercover to protect Komarov (Sebastian Koch), a Russian government whistleblower. With their own lives on the line, McClane and Jack must overcome their differences in order to get Komarov to safety and thwart a potentially disastrous crime in the Chernobyl region. A good action thriller if you don’t care about plot or terrible attempts at backstory.

2:00p | 5:00p | 8:00p | 10:30p


Identity Thief. R. Florida resident Diana (Melissa McCarthy) has a luxurious lifestyle as the queen of retail, buying whatever strikes her fancy — and it’s all free, thanks to Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Bateman), a guy from Denver whose identity she stole. With just one week to track down Diana before his world implodes, the real Sandy heads south to confront the unapologetic con artist and bring her back to Denver so that he can clear his name and restore his shattered credit rating. Funny moments with two very funny actors, but overall not a very memorable movie.

1:30p | 4:30p | 7:30p | 10:10p


Argo. R. On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it’s just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez’s plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his “film” crew. See this why this movie won Best Drama and Best Director at the Golden Globes!

1:00p | 4:00p | 7:00p | 9:50p

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21 and Over. R. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang has always done what he was supposed to do. But when his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, Jeff Chang decides to do everything he wants to do for a change, even though his important medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes a night of humiliation, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this coming-of-drinking-age-comedy, from the writers of ‘The Hangover,’ about living youth to its fullest. If you’re a student with an open mind to crude comedy, you’ll be laughing your ass off.

1:30p | 4:30p | 7:45p | 10:30p

The Last Exorcism Part II. R.Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is found terrified and alone in rural Louisiana. Back in the relative safety of New Orleans, Nell realizes that she can’t remember entire portions of the previous months only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism was just the beginning. The name alone should clue you in to the fact that this horror is absolutely horrible.

1:15p | 4:15p | 7:15p | 10:20p


Dark Skies. PG-13.
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.

1:00p | 4:00p | 7:00p | 9:50p


Side Effects. R.
This is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist (Jude Law) – intended to treat anxiety – has unexpected side effects. If you enjoy dramas then this will be a pleasant surprise.

3:45p | 10:10p

Warm Bodies. PG-13. A funny new twist on a classic love story, this film is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world. If you’re a fan of Shakespeare then you will enjoy this modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet.

12:45p | 3:30p | 7:30p | 10:00p

Zero Dark Thirty. R. Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden. In May 2011, elite Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike against bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, killing him. This movie has some intense scenes but is a very good tale of the epic manhunt and Jessica Chastain won best actress at the Golden Globes.

12:30p | 6:45p
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