In theaters this week...
“Despicable Me 2”
Now that Gru (Steve Carell) has forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith, he’s trying to figure out how to provide for his new family. As he struggles with his responsibilities as a father, the Anti-Villain League — an organization dedicated to fighting evil — comes calling. The AVL sends Gru on a mission to capture the perpetrator of a heist, for who would be better than the world’s greatest ex-villain to capture the individual who seeks to usurp his power?
The buzz: It may not be as inspired as its predecessor, but “Despicable Me 2” offers plenty of laughs and eye-popping visuals.
Length: 98 min.
Show times: 3D: 11:30 a.m., 1:55 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:10 p.m.
Digital cinema: 12 p.m., 12:40 p.m., 2:25 p.m., 3:04 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10:20 p.m. at Cinemark in Paducah.
Former FBI agent Sarah Moss is starting a new career at Hiller Brood, an elite private intelligence firm. Handpicked for a plum assignment by the company’s head honcho, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, an anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations that cover up criminal activity.
Sarah soon ingratiates herself with the group, overcoming their initial suspicions. But living closely with the committed members of The East, Sarah finds herself torn between two worlds as she starts to connect with anarchist Benji (Alexander Skarsgård) and the rest of the collective.
The buzz: Tense, compelling, and thoughtful, “The East” keeps one eye on timely issues and the other on entertainment.
Length: 116 min.
Show times: 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday; 4, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday; 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah.