Drama, comedy, science fiction help launch pre-summer box office

Drama, comedy, science fiction help launch pre-summer box office
28 May

FAIRFIELD — Summer may be a few weeks away, but the box office is feeling the heat as a bevy of new movies are opening.

Johnny Knoxville heads up the cast of “Action Point,” a comedy where he plays the crackpot owner of a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park. His livelihood is threatened when a corporate mega-park opens nearby.

To save the park, his crew of misfits risk everything to pull out all the stops – and stunts – making for a wild ride.

It’s rated R.

“Upgrade” centers on Grey Trace, a technophobe in a utopian near-future, who is paralyzed in a freak mugging. A billionaire technologist offers him an experimental paralysis cure. It’s rated R.

Shailene Woodley starts in the PG-13 “Adrift,” based on the true story of a woman and her fiance who, after setting sail from Tahiti, find themselves in the middle of a massive hurricane. She makes the 1,500 mile journey back to Hawaii while battling the elements.

Opening in limited release are:

“All Summers End,” a drama about a teen dealing with his guilty conscience after a prank that led to the death of his girlfriend’s older brother. Annabeth Gish is featured.

“American Animals,” which is about four young men who mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history. It’s rated R.

“A Kid Like Jake” featuring Jim Parsons, Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer in the story of a couple whose 4-year-old son prefers to dress up as a princess instead of G.I. Joe.

It’s not rated.

For showtimes, call Edwards Theatres in Fairfield at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres in Vacaville at 469-0190 or Century Theatres in Vallejo at 553-1205, or visit



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