“Jack the Giant Slayer,” “21 & Over,” and More Open Friday


Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide on Friday:

Jack the Giant Slayer: Based on the legendary fairy tale, Nicholas Hoult plays the titular character, who leads a battle against a race of giants.  Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor also star in this Bryan Singer-directed film, which is screening in 3D.  Rated PG-13.

21 & Over: With his medical school interview just hours away, a college student has a raucous 21st-birthday celebration with his two best friends.  This comedy was written by the same people who penned The Hangover.  Miles Teller, Skylar Astin and Justin Chon star.  Rated R.

The Last Exorcism Part II: In the sequel to the 2010 horror flick, Ashley Bell’s Nell continues to be terrorized by the evil force that haunted her in the past.  Rated PG-13.

Phantom: The thriller, set during the Cold War, stars Ed Harris as a captain of a Soviet missile submarine involved in a high-risk mission, with the odds stacked against him.  David Duchovny and William Fichtner also star.  Rated R.

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