Movies in Theaters This Friday, June 14, 2013: Man of Steel, This is the End, The Bling Ring, and More
This weekend will be owned by Man of Steel.
There’s no beating around the bush. The newest Superman film is the first step towards assembling the Justice League. Formal plans aren’t in the works yet, but Zack Snyder’s film will be the catalyst. The next step will likely be finding the new Batman, although now we’re getting sidetracked. For now, it’s about Man of Steel.
[You can read my cumulative review of the Superman franchise here]
The only other wide release is Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s This is the End. It technically released on Wednesday (June 12). The apocalypse comedy shouldn’t interfere too much with Steel, and the comedic starpower should ride the movie to a decent box office. If you get the chance, I would check it out (read my review here).
That does it for wide releases. Like always, there are some limited ones worth mentioning. The biggest (arguably) goes to Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. Not only does Emma Watson have a fun cameo in This is the End, but she is starring in Coppola’s crime drama about a group of young women that rob celebrity homes.
Lastly, I want to mention Twenty Feet from Stardom because of the film festival buzz behind it. The documentary is about the world of back-up singers. If you think that is up your alley, check it out.
The rest of the releases include Apostles of Comedy: Onwards and Upwards, Berbarian Sound Studio, Between Us, Fukrey, The Guillotines, Hatchet III, More than Honey (released on 6/12 as well), Storm Surfers 3D, The Stroller Strategy, and Vehicle 19.
Have fun seeing whatever you choose (most likely Man of Steel)!
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El under the direction of Zack Snyder.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
The film also stars four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Master”), Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”), Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”), Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).
The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravles outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are foced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
Jeff Allen, Brad Stine, Ron Pearson & Anthony Griffith are “The Apostles of Comedy.” Clean/hilarious comedy w/four nationally-known, Christian comedians.
A sound engineer’s work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.
In this darkly comedic drama, two couples reunite over the course of two incendiary evenings where anything can happen. Grace and Carlo are a newly married New York couple who visit their old friends Sharyl and Joel in their huge Midwestern home. But despite their wealth, the hosts are in a violently destructive marriage. Two years later, the couples reunite in New York, but now the tables are turned as the young couple struggles with their marriage, parenthood and financial woes, only to discover that their old friends are even more successful and much happier than they were before.
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
The paths of four dream-chasing college friends cross with an array of colourful characters, from a tough-talking Punjabi female don to a Jugaad Baaz college watchman. Mayhem ensues.
An elite crime-fighting unit in the court of the Chinese emperor relies on flying swords to defeat their enemies.E
A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces as Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.
Markus Imhoof tackles the issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia.
STORM SURFERS 3D is an epic, character-driven adventure documentary following two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson and together they track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean.
Braving enormous waves, freezing conditions and near-death experiences, the film follows all of Ross, Tom and Ben’s adventures over the 2011 winter big-wave season, all in stunning 3D. Along the way they join forces with big wave chargers Paul Morgan, Mark Mathews and Paul ‘Antman’ Paterson to conquer waves in Western Australia, on the east coast and in Tasmania, with a special appearance by the greatest surfer of all time, Kelly Slater.
The holy grail for this team of big wave hunters is to discover and ride new waves that have never been surfed. This year, Ross, Tom and Ben get the chance of a lifetime when they embark on the biggest and most dangerous mission of their lives to a wave that has never been ridden, 75km from land.
Parisian Thomas Platz is suddenly made the guardian of a baby – then pretends to be its real father in order to win back Marie, the girlfriend who dumped him a year before. Stuck between staying a man-child forever, and proving he is ready to take the next steps of marriage and family with the love of his life, Thomas goes on an unexpectedly hilarious adventure getting the girl of his dreams to believe he has changed.
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.
These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.
A foreign traveler (Walker) unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.
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