Movies in McConomy

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

If you are a big fan of Legolas, or are itching to see Martin Freeman onscreen before the long awaited fourth season of Sherlock premieres later this year, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is playing this Friday to give you your Lord of the Rings fill. In this third installment of The Hobbit franchise, Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) pulls out all the stops in his attempts to save Middle Earth from obliteration due to the heavy-handedness and pride of various armies. Five armies to be exact. Elves, dwarves, orcs, men, and eagles angrily wield a variety of weapons in the hopes of defeating wonderfully colorful opponents. Unreciprocated love, fancy gems, people with pointy ears: this film has got them all. With sweeping panoramas that are guaranteed to make you want to visit New Zealand, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a bombastic and exciting final film of this beloved fantasy trilogy.

Inherent Vice

One of the biggest crime drama flicks of 2014, Inherent Vice features an all-star cast. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a perpetually high private detective, who is hired by his ex to help her current lover escape the nefarious plans of his wife. When there is a disappearance — which is really only semi-surprising — Phoenix (known as "Doc") has to pursue various suspects in a world filled with surfers and cops, suspects and moderately normal people, all fueled and muddled by excessive marijuana. The cast includes stellar performances from Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Josh Brolin, and Owen Wilson, among others. Filled with laughs and inanity, Inherent Vice is a great movie to see with your friends when you can't decide on any other movie that you would like to see. Also, the more people who you attend the movie with, the more likely it is that somebody will understand it.