The first part of the final installment in the “Divergent” series hits theaters this Friday. The third film in the young adult dystopian franchise sees the return of Shailene Woodley as heroine Tris Prior, who is singled out as possessing genes that could help humanity survive post-apocalypse. Also new in theaters this weekend is “Miracles from Heaven,” a faith-based drama starring Jennifer Garner as a mother whose daughter is diagnosed with an incurable disease, only to be miraculously healed. Those looking for more light-hearted fare will want to check out “The Bronze,” a raunchy comedy about a former Olympic gymnast written by and starring Melissa Rauch. Opening in select theaters, Sally Field plays a quirky woman falling for a much younger man in “Hello, My Name is Doris,” while “Eye in the Sky” starring Helen Mirren features one of Alan Rickman’s final performances. Read more about those movies and this weekend’s other new releases below.
“The Divergent Series: Allegiant”: This movie is the first half of the third and final story in the “Divergent” series based on the young adult novels by Veronica Roth. Directed by Robert Schwentke, the film set in a devastated version of Chicago sees Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) venturing outside the walls of their city to explore the outside world, only to get involved in a battle for the future of humanity. Read more at IMDB. Runtime: 121 minutes. Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements, and some partial nudity.
“Miracles from Heaven”: This drama directed by Patricia Riggen is based on the true story of Anna Beam (Kylie Rogers), a young girl who is diagnosed with a rare disease. As her mother (Jennifer Garner) searches everywhere for a solution, the girl is miraculously cured after a freak accident, inspiring her community. Read more at IMDB. Runtime: 109 minutes. Rated PG for thematic material, including accident and medical images.
“The Bronze”: This comedy directed by Bryan Buckley follows Hope (Melissa Rauch), a former Olympic gymnast and winner of the bronze medal who is now struggling to maintain her local celebrity status—especially after a talented new young athlete comes to town, and she decides to take her under her wing. Read more at IMDB. Runtime: 108 minutes. Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
· “Kapoor and Sons- Since 1921”
· “Eye in the Sky”
· “Hello, My Name is Doris”
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre