This film follows the story of the vastly popular and numerous side-kicks of the super villain from Despicable Me. It traces the minions’ history back to the dawn of time all the way to present day. Throughout history, they have had no luck finding a successful master to follow… that is, until they meet Scarlet Overkill. Could she be the most successful master they’ve ever had, or will she disappoint them like all of the others?
What you gain… you’ll gain light-hearted fun at the theater with your parents and siblings while giggling at the types of jokes boys in class cackle over. It’s great to see these lovable little yellow guys in action!
Damian Hale has it all: money, prestige and a global empire. When everything seems to be going right, things take a turn for the worse when he contracts cancer. His only option for survival is a medical technique called shedding. In other words, his mind and spirit would be transferred into a healthier body. Damian, now Edward (Ryan Reynolds), begins a new life – but disturbing images that could be connected to his new body’s origin constantly plague him. The more Edward digs, the more danger seems to surround him; he realizes that some people will kill for secrets to remain hidden.
What you gain…. you’ll gain a realization that the not-so-defined line between human medical practice and playing God should never be crossed.
Paper Towns (PG-13)
Based on the popular novel of the same name by the illustrious John Greene, Paper Towns is the story of when boy-next-door Quentin is folded into the insane narrative of his secret crush, the elusive and gorgeous Margo. She takes him on a wild nighttime adventure in their small town to get revenge on her cheating boyfriend, an escapade that changes Quentin’s life forever. The next day, Margo is gone without a trace, but she left behind cryptic clues to her location all around the town that only Quentin can decipher. He’s going to need the help of his friends and to learn a lot more about the nature of love and friendship to find Margo.
What you gain… you’ll gain an idea of what it means to be in a healthy relationship with the people around you – whether they’re friends or boyfriends.
The Fantastic 4 (PG-13)
Based on the classic Marvel comic, this fresh take on The Fantastic Four franchise follows most closely the narrative of the Fantastic Four Ultimate universe. Boy genius Reed Richards, the chief scientist’s children Sue and Johnny Storm, Victor Domashev and Ben Grimm embark on an experimental military project – to achieve inter-dimensional travel. They are successfully transported to a dangerous parallel universe. In the process, they lose a member of the group.
Only four return to Earth, and they find that the trip altered their bodies and granted them unimaginable powers. They must learn how to control these alien abilities to defeat a friend-turned-enemy before he destroys the planet!
What you gain… you’ll gain the adrenaline rush that comes only from a summer action-packed superhero flick, and to understand that the thing that makes you special can change the world for the better if you let it grow in you.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (PG-13)
American CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Russian KGB agent Illya Kuryakin must set aside their opposing ideologies to prevent an elusive criminal organization from upsetting the balance of power between the US and the USSR at the height of the Cold War. Their only lead to stop this nefarious organization is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find if they have any hope of saving the world from catastrophe.
What you gain… you’ll not only gain that edge-of-your-seat thrill, but also insight into what it could mean for people of different backgrounds and ideologies to set aside their differences to work together for God’s greater purpose.