“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” “Don Jon,” and More Open Friday


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

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: In the sequel to the hit 2009 comedy, Flint Lockwood’s invention — the one that turned water into food — is now creating food-animal hybrids.  That’s not a good thing.  Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris and Benjamin Bratt lend their voices to the film, which is screening in 3D. Rated PG.

Don Jon: Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote and directed this comedy, in which he stars as a sexually-active man who’s addicted to porn.  He strikes up a romance with a woman, played by Scarlett Johansson, who has a different perspective on love.  Julianne Moore, Tony Danza and Brie Larson also star.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

Baggage Claim: Paula Patton is a flight attendant who tries to find a fiancé in the 30 days leading up to her younger sister’s wedding.  Djimon Hounsou, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs and Tia Mowry also star.  Rated PG-13.

And expanding into wide release:

Rush: Ron Howard’s latest film tells the story of the heated rivalry between Formula 1 race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda in the 1970s.  Chris Hemsworth plays Hunt, and Inglourious Basterds actor Daniel Bruhl co-stars as Lauda.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

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