action-packed movies coming to theatres

Rush comes out Sept. 27, 2013.

Evan Fox


Every Friday, a new batch of films come out, and the audi­ence wants to know what is worth spending a small fortune to see. This is a list of movies that seem to be worth the price of a ticket.

This week, Sept. 20, two films stand out among the rest. The first is “Prisoners,” a thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllen­haal. Jackman plays a father who desperately tries to find his kid­napped daughter and her friend. Gyllenhaal is the detective who is put on the case and clashes with the father’s methods.

The second is “Rush,” a racing film based on the real life rivalry between Formula One racers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. It stars Daniel Brühl (“Inglorious Basterds”) as the focused Austrian racer Lauda and Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) as the British playboy Hunt. It is directed by Ron How­ard, who directed the critically-acclaimed, true-story films “Apollo 13” and “A Beautiful Mind.”

The following week, Sept. 27, has three notable films coming out. The first is “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” The original was a great movie to take the kids to and was loaded with laughs for everyone. The cast, including Bill Hader, Anna Faris and Andy Samberg, are great together and the animation is amazing.

Next is “Don Jon,” a comedy star­ring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. The film follows a man with a pornography addiction who tries to change his out­look on life from viewing everything as objects into something with mean­ing. It is Levitt’s first attempt at direct­ing a film, and it has critical buzz.

Rounding off Sept. 27 is “Run­ner, Runner,” a crime thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. Timberlake plays Princeton graduate Richie Furst who loses money after being cheated in online poker and goes to confront the man who owns the site, Ivan Block (Affleck). Block decides to make him a pupil, all while a gov­ernment agent wants Furst to provide evidence against Block.