Weekend Movie Update – August 17, 2012

There’s something new for everyone in theaters this week, including an all-star action ensemble, Whitney Houston’s final performance, a magical family tale from Disney, and a creepy stop-motion adventure for all ages, while the latest Ice Age sequel drifts into The Pioneer.

Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of August 17, 2012!

'ParaNorman' opens in theaters this Friday.

‘ParaNorman’ opens in theaters this Friday.

Starring the voice talents of Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Dennis Leary (Rescue Me), and Jennifer Lopez (American Idol), the family friendly sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift (rated PG) opens at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, starting this Friday for a one week run.

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Showtime for the comedy is 8pm nightly at The Pioneer.

You can watch the official trailer for Continental Drift in the player below!

The family fun continues in the new stop-motion animated spookfest ParaNorman (rated PG), opening Friday at KDH Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills.

ParaNorman

Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, The Road), Anna Kendrick (Twilight, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and Christopher Mintz-Passe (Superbad, Kick-Ass), the homage to horror is showing in digital 3D.

You can check out a trailer using the player below!

Disney brings a new live action film to theaters this week, as The Odd Life of Timothy Green (rated PG) opens today (Wednesday).

Jennifer Garner, CJ Adams, and Joel Edgerton star in 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green'.

Jennifer Garner, CJ Adams, and Joel Edgerton star in ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’.

Starring Jennifer Garner (Daredevil, Elektra) and Joel Edgerton (The Thing, Star Wars: Episode III), the film is an emotional story of two hopeful parents who find the perfect son …in their garden.

You’ll see what we mean in the trailer below!

Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, Rambo) leads an all-star lineup of action icons – including Chuck Norris (Missing in Action) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) – into war in the explosive sequel to The Expendables.

Sylvester Stallone leads an all-star ensemble of action icons in 'The Expendables 2'.

Sylvester Stallone leads an all-star ensemble of action icons in ‘The Expendables 2′.

You can watch the official theatrical trailer for The Expendables 2 (rated R) in the player below!

Also new in theaters this week, the musical drama Sparkle (rated PG13) marks the final on screen performance of singer/actress Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard), who stars along with former American Idol contestant Jordin Sparks.

Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston star in 'Sparkle'.

Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston star in ‘Sparkle’.

You can groove along with the upbeat trailer below!

Click on a link for additional listings and showtimes.

KDH Movies 10

Hatteras Movies 4

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in 'The Expendables 2'.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘The Expendables 2′.

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