“We’re the Millers” (R, 109 minutes, Warner): There’s nothing special about this raunchy, druggy, profanity-laced comedy, a movie made to exploit the hard-R successes of “The Hangover” and “Bridesmaids,” but it would be dishonest to claim it isn’t funny. . Jason Sudeikis plays David, a middle-aged pot dealer whose career as easygoing weed man takes a turn when his boss (Ed Helms) forces him to travel to Mexico and bring back “a smidge” of marijuana. David lights on the idea of making the run in an RV while impersonating the clean-cut dad of an all-American family. He enlists a stripper named Rose (Jennifer Aniston), a runaway named Casey (Emma Roberts) and his young neighbor Kenny (Will Poulter) to scrub up and pretend they can stand one another. “. Contains crude sexual content, pervasive profanity, drug material and brief graphic nudity.
“Planes” (PG, 92 mintues, Disney): A plucky crop duster (voice of Dane Cook) desperately wants to compete in an international air race and prove he’s capable of achieving great speed. This pleasant yet bland DisneyToon Studios production is a spinoff of Pixar’s “Cars” and its sequel, “Cars 2.” Contains mild action and rude humor.
“The To Do List” (R, 104 minutes, CBS Films): Just as “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat” proved women can excel in buddy comedies, “The To Do List” establishes that female characters in a teen sex farce can be as vulgar, one-track-minded and hilarious as guys. The uproarious first feature from writer-director Maggie Carey is set in the 1990s and follows Brandy (Aubrey Plaza), a recent high school grad whose type A approach to academics lands her valedictorian honors and admission to Georgetown University. Failure has never been an option for Brandy, so when she realizes she’s been a dunce at making-out, she remedies the situation the only way she knows how. She opens her Trapper Keeper and charts the sexual skills she has yet to master. Contains pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic dialogue, drug and alcohol use and language – all involving teens.
“2 Guns” (R, 109 minutes, Universal): Big guns, cool cars, tough talk and hats rule the day in this action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington in which the chemistry between the two stars packs far more heat than the explosions. Along with the slow-motion gun fights, over-the-top truck chases, brutal torture involving a baseball bat and an angry bull, and an over-arching tone of crass cynicism, “2 Guns” feels like it’s all been done before. Contains violence throughout, profanity and nudity.
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Also: “The World’s End,” “Paranoia,” “And While We Were Here,” “Bridegroom” (documentary), “American Experience: JFK” (PBS documentary), “The Day Kennedy Died” (Smithsonian Channel documentary), “JFK: One PM Central Standard Time” (PBS documentary focusing on the news coverage), “Tokyo Story” (1958, The Criterion Collection), “Schooled: The Price of College Sports” (documentary), “Crystal Fairy,” “Therese” (France), “Informant” (documentary), “Women Without Men” (2009, Iran), “Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection” (Cohen Film Collection), “When Calls the Heart” (Hallmark Channel), “Eve of Destruction (1991),” “Merry Christmas, Splat and More Winter Stories” (Scholastic Storybook Treasures).