Three new movies released this weekend!

Escape the heat with a trip into space with what may be the hit of the summer: Guardians of the Galaxy. Follow the adventures of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who was raised in space after being kidnapped as a child. When he finds a mysterious and powerful orb, he becomes a hunted man. Along the way he meets some of the biggest misfits in the galaxy, including daughter of Thanos, Gamorra (Zoe Saldana), ragtag team Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and the tough Drax (Dave Bautista). The group soon realizes the consequences of the orb falling into the wrong hands and must decide to band together or watch everything around them be destroyed. You can also see the movie in 3D and IMAX 3D. Read our review here and find this weekend’s showtimes by clicking here.

This weekend you can get up offa your thing and see the Godfather of Soul James Brown‘s biopic Get On Up, which chronicles his rise from poverty to an R&B musician with hits in the ’60s and ’70s and who became one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th century. Chadwick Boseman portrays a young James Brown, sure to bring some soul to the part. Look for performances by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Dan Aykroyd. You can check out showtimes here.

Director Woody Allen brings some Magic in the Moonlight this weekend. Sophie (Emma Stone) makes a convincing spirit medium and may even win over the skeptical Stanley (Colin Firth). Currently this film is opening with a limited release – in Toronto and Vancouver Friday, August 1st, followed by Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Victoria on Friday, August 8th. Find showtimes here. ~Andrea Hodgins

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