The sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s teddy bear comedy is here. Mark Wahlberg returns as best bud for his newly married furry friend. In order to be a parent, Ted must prove he’s a person in a court of law. 115 min. Rated R.
Post traumatic stress effects dogs too. This is a heart warming story about a US Marine dog returning home from the war in Afghanistan. 111 min. Rated PG.
If you’re headed to the movies this weekend, here’s a breakdown of what’s new and what you may have missed last weekend.
The antagonist of Princess Aurora in Disney’s 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty has her side of the story told in the new movie Maleficent, which opens wide in theaters today. The movie offers a peek behind the darkness into Maleficent’s previously unknown early life, transforming from a good and kind fairy to the infamously evil mistress we all know her as. Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie [Maleficent], Elle Fanning [Aurora], and Sharlto Copley [King Stefan] under the direction of Robert Stromberg. Stromberg has had a strong hand crafting the look of many other films, including The Hunger Games and Avatar, for which he won an Oscar for Best Art Direction.
A Million Ways to Die in the West
The 2014 comedy Western A Million Ways to Die in the West stars a stagecoach filled with famous faces. Albert Stark, played by Seth McFarlane, falls in love with a girl named Anna (Charlize Theron). Their western fairytale is challenged when Anna’s ex (Liam Neeson) comes to town and challenges Stark to a duel, putting the shy farmer’s courage to the test. McFarlane not only stars, but also directed and helped write the story. McFarlane is joined by Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Silverman.
And if you didn’t make it to the theater last weekend, here’s a quick list of what’s still hanging around in theaters: