In theaters this week...
FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a longstanding reputation for excellence — and arrogance. In contrast, crude, hot-tempered detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) goes with her gut instinct and street smarts to remove criminals from the streets of Boston. Though neither woman has ever had a partner — or a friend — they must join forces to capture a drug lord. In the process, they become the last thing anyone ever expected: buddies.
The buzz: The fun dynamic between Bullock and McCarthy saves the movie from being another buddy cop cliché.
Length: 116 min.
Show times: 11:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:50 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Opening Friday at Cinemark in Paducah.
In late 19th-century America, a frontier holy man’s life is destroyed as a gruesome power consumes the land. Standing between ruin and salvation, a man known only as Preacher (Daniel Van Thomas) must find his purpose in the fight against the mysterious undead. Joined by the town marshal (Daniel Britt) he faces the risen dead, a ravaged landscape and the evils of the living. Along the way, the men discover which lines they’re willing to cross in the name of survival.
The buzz: Much of this independent Western-horror hybrid was shot in the region, using local actors and crew. After a packed premiere at Maiden Alley Cinema in April, the movie has picked up a passionate following in Paducah.
Length: 108 min.
Show times: 4:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 4:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley.