Movies in Theaters This Friday, June 7, 2013: The Purge, The Internship, Much Ado About Nothing, and More
Look out folks, only one more week until Man of Steel. This is unfortunate for the films releasing this weekend because their box office grip will not last long. Both wide choices are vastly different – one being a comedy and the other being a horror film – and there are lots of limited releases.
Starting with The Internship, directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel), audiences can see Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reunite. The Wedding Crashers stars are back at it in the comedy about two older unemployed men who start an internship with Google. Although the cast has potential, the marketing I’ve see has been pretty abysmal.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, The Purge may be a better bet. With an extraordinary premise where all crime is legal for 12 hours, the uniqueness may be enough for some. Although it sounds like an action film, it’s actually a horror movie. It stars Ethan Hawke, and I’m curious to see how the film does given the genre.
In limited release, the biggest draw will be for Joss Whedon’s (The Avengers) adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, the Shakespearean comedy. It’s weird that the man who made Marvel over $2 billion last year is releasing an independent film. He’s credited as both the director and writer.
Another notable limited release is Rapture-Palooza starring Craig Robinson (NBC’s The Office) and Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect). The religious apocalypse comedy is directed by Paul Middleditch and will be available in select theaters and Video On Demand services.
The rest of the limited releases are: As Cool As I Am, Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, Finding Joy, Hello Herman, Hey Bartender, Passion, Syrup, Tiger Eyes, Violet & Daisy, and Wish You Were Here.
You can check out more information about the movies below. Enjoy your weekend!
Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.
A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized.
A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr.
In the late ‘80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title “Father of Trash Television.” Was his show a platform for the working man or an incubator for Snooki and The Situation? Ironbound Films’ ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE dissects the mind and motivation of television’s most notorious agitator.
Lower the safety bar for a rollercoaster ride through Downey’s euphoric ascent to fame and nauseating plummet to infamy. ÉVOCATEUR features interviews with Herman Cain, Pat Buchanan, Chris Elliott, Gloria Allred, Sally Jessy Raphael, Alan Dershowitz, Curtis Sliwa, and Richard Bey. Never-before-seen footage reveals Downey’s behind-the-scenes fistfights and foibles. Animation recreates the legends of Downey that bounce between executive nightmare and schoolboy fantasy.
ÉVOCATEUR also features an exclusive interview with Steven Pagones, the white assistant district attorney accused in 1988 of raping black teenager Tawana Brawley. Brawley advocate Al Sharpton refused to be interviewed for ÉVOCATEUR, but there is shocking footage of him taped during a Morton Downey Jr. Show commercial break.
Directors Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger were rabid and now recovering Mort fans. They directed the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated documentaries The New Recruits and The Linguists, which premiered at Sundance.
A self-absorbed writer, stuck in more ways than one, rediscovers himself, his offbeat family, and what it means to be happy when he meets Joy, a spirited young woman who asks him to write her obituary.
Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, famous journalist Lax Morales, sending him clips of the shootings captured with Herman’s own digital camera. In the clips Herman tells Lax, “I want to tell my story on your show”. Lax, haunted by his own past, is now face to face with Herman. The movie explores why and how a massacre like this can happen in our society, desensitizing in America, youth violence and bullying, the impact the media has on our individual quest for fame, and ultimately our need for connection.
The documentary focuses on two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams through the world of bartending.
After being injured a Marine turns his goals to becoming a rock star bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A former bank executive who bought the corner bar in his hometown struggles to keep it afloat in a community that no longer values a place where everyone knows your name.
Featuring the most famous bartenders in the world along with unprecedented access to the most exclusive bars in New York City and commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco.
Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.
In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.
A series of comic and tragic events may continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.
Brian De Palma returns to the sleek, sly, seductive territory of Dressed To Kill with an erotic corporate thriller fueled by sex, ambition, image, envy and the dark, murderous side of PASSION. The film stars Rachel McAdams (Midnight In Paris, Sherlock Holmes, Mean Girls) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) as two rising female executives in a multinational corporation whose fierce competition to rise up the ranks is about to turn literally cut-throat.
Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.
Based on the best-selling book, SYRUP is an edgy comedy that exposes the cut-throat world of advertising through the eyes of a young prodigy chasing fame, fortune, and the woman of his dreams. Fresh out of school with a degree in marketing, Scat will do anything to prove that he has what it takes to swim with the rich and wildly successful. Scat comes up with a brilliant new product that gives new meaning to the old saying “sex sells.” He is sure it will send him right to the top…if only he can convince his boss, the beautiful and mysterious “6,” that it’s an idea worth millions. Betrayed by his best friend “Sneaky Pete,” Scat stumbles through an industry riddled with deception. As he begins to realize that fame and fortune have cost him his morality, he must rediscover his true self behind the elaborate image he has created or risk losing the love of his life. In a world where the average person sees over eight hundred ads in a single day, SYRUP takes a biting look at the insidious—and often ridiculous—side of advertising. Crackling with romance and humor, this razor-sharp satire leaves you guessing and laughing until the end.
A 17 year‐old girl sets out on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to transformation as she discovers love and life after tragedy in “TIGER EYES.” The film marks the first major motion picture adaptation from the work of iconic author Judy Blume, renowned chronicler of the most private and charged emotions of teens, whose books have sold more than 82 million copies in 41 countries.
Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.
Wish You Were Here is a psychological drama starring Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price and Antony Starr.
It was written by Kieran Darcy-Smith and Felicity Price, directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith of director’s collective Blue-Tongue Films and produced by Angie Fielder through her award-winning, independent production company Aquarius Films.
Wish You Were Here was shot on location in Sydney and Cambodia. The film had its world premiere on opening night at the Sundance Film Festival on 19 January 2012. It will be released by Hopscotch Films in Australia/NZ on ANZAC DAY 25th April 2012 and in the US and Canada by Entertainment One in late 2012.
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