Four major new releases hit theaters this weekend, spanning multiple genres and targeting very different audiences. Hooray for variety!


This animated tale tells the story of a snail who dreams of going faster—much faster. His wish comes true when he gains the power of super-speed and sets out to win the Indianapolis 500.

Directed by David Soren

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Samuel L. Jackson

'The Conjuring'

This haunted-house story, allegedly based on actual events, shows how a pair of ghost hunters investigate a creepy old farmhouse that may be possessed by demons.

Directed by James Wan

Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Taylor, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor


A mixture of buddy-cop comedy and afterlife adventure, this comic-book-inspired story details the Rest In Peace Department's efforts to corral evil spirits hiding among the living.

Directed by Robert Schwentke

Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon

'Red 2'

The oddball team of retired CIA operatives returns, this time chasing after a missing nuclear device that's fallen into the wrong hands.

Directed by Dean Parisot

Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker

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