Movies in Theaters This Friday, June 13, 2014: How to Train Your Dragon 2, 22 Jump Street, and More
Welcome to another weekend! With school coming to an end across the country, it seems like this is as good a time as ever to start releasing huge movies (although, each weekend seems to have some semblance of a blockbuster nowadays). We’re still a few weeks out from Transformers: Age of Extinction, but that doesn’t mean we’re low on releases by any means.
We might as well call this Jonah Hill weekend by the looks of it. He is featured in both How to Train Your Dragon 2 (obviously, just his voice) and 22 Jump Street. Unlike some sequels we get, both movies are based on critically-acclaimed first movies. Needless to say, I’m excited for both (in much different ways).
In limited theaters, there are a few I’m keeping my eye on as well.
The first is The Rover, which is directed by David Michod (Animal Kingdom) and stars Guy Pearce (Iron-Man 3) and Robert Pattinson. This dystopian crime drama looks like it could be a real winner.
I’m also curious to check out The Signal. This one is a sci-fi pic that stars Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix). The movie will apparently deal with unusual circumstances in the middle of the Nevada desert, so that really could be a variety of different stories. Still, I’d see it if you have the chance.
The rest of the limited releases are A Coffee in Berlin, All Cheerleaders Die, Hellion, The Human Race, I am I, Ivory Tower, Lullaby, Violette, and Witching & Bitching.
Have a great weekend!
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
This tragicomedy is a self-ironic portrait of a young man who drops out of university and ends up wandering the streets of the city he lives: Berlin. The film deals with the desire to participate in life and the difficulty to find one’s place.
A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.
When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob’s increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father, Hollis, must finally take responsibility for their actions and for each other in order to bring Wes home.
Veronica suddenly finds herself in a surreal and horrifying race. The rules are simple: If you are lapped twice, you die. If you step off the path, you die. Only one can win.
I AM I is the story of a young woman, Rachael, who meets her estranged father, Gene, at her mother’s funeral. Eager to get to know her father, Rachael later tracks him down at an assisted living home only to realize that Gene suffers from memory loss and thinks he is still a young man. He has no recollection of having a daughter and instead is convinced that Rachael is actually her mother. After trying and failing to make him remember her, Rachael eventually decides to go along with her father’s delusions by pretending to be her mother in order to get to know him. Before long, Rachael is visiting Gene every day, finding new ways to bring elements from his past into their present relationship. What began as a search for understanding has become romantic and joyful, but it can’t go on forever. As Rachael pieces together the past and plays out memories for Gene, her need to be seen by her father for who she truly is grows strong.
A documentary that questions the cost — and value — of higher education in the United States.
A young man living in Los Angeles has been estranged from his wealthy New York family for years. One day, he suddenly receives word that his terminally ill father wishes to be taken off life support and has 36 hours to live. When he agrees to visit his father, he unintentionally sets up a family conflict with no easy resolution.
Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession – his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naïve young man along as his unwitting accomplice.
Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Brenton Thwaites of The Giver and Maleficent), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare…
Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the two women that will last throughout their lives, relationship based on the quest for freedom by writing to Violet and conviction for Simone to have in their hands the fate of an extraordinary writer.
A gang of escaping jewellery thieves get trapped by a coven of witches.
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