It's Almost the Weekend! What Will You See?
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" arrives in theaters on Friday, May 2. Marc Webb directs the continuing adventures of Peter Parker, the high school student who transforms into a web-flinging superhero. Peter is growing confident in his role as protector of the city, but as he uncovers secrets about Oscorp, Peter realizes that his destiny might be bigger than he first suspected. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has a PG-13 rating for sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
"Walk of Shame" arrives in limited theaters on May 2. All Meghan wants is to become a successful news anchor, and she's following her dream. Landing a coveted job interview is half the battle, but when circumstances strand Meghan without any resources on the tough streets of Los Angeles, she has to get creative. Language and mature content contribute to an R rating. Steven Brill directs the comedy.
"Belle" stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido Elizabeth Belle, a young woman with a controversial lineage. Born into wealth and power, Belle's biracial background and illegitimacy prevents her from being truly accepted in high society. As she falls in love and fights for her rights, Belle may transform the world for the better. "Belle" has a PG rating for some brief smoking images, thematic elements and some language. Amma Asante directs.
"Ida" is Pawel Pawlikowski's story of an orphan growing up in the 1960s. After being raised in a convent, Anna is prepared to take her vows, but first she meets with her estranged relative, Wanda. Wanda reveals a secret that shakes Anna to her core, calling into question Anna's identity and revealing a heartbreaking family history. "Ida" has a PG-13 rating for thematic elements, smoking and mature content.
"The Other Woman" stars Cameron Diaz as Carly, a tough and ambitious lawyer who has finally found true romance. Or so she believes. When Carly discovers that her boyfriend already has a wife, she tries to end the affair, but her boyfriend's wife instead seeks Carly's help and friendship. Soon, the new friends are plotting revenge. "The Other Woman" has a PG-13 rating for mature references, thematic material and language. Nick Cassavetes directs.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" sees Chris Evans returning to his role as Steve Rogers, otherwise known as Captain America. Steve is still trying to grow accustomed to the contemporary world after awakening from suspended animation. His intrepid colleagues at S.H.I.E.L.D. keep the superhero busy, especially after a dangerous new enemy arrives on the scene. The movie's PG-13 rating is due to intense sequences of action, violence and gun play. Anthony and Joe Russo direct.
"Heaven is for Real" stars Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo, a Midwestern pastor who occasionally struggles with his faith. Everything changes after Todd's son, Colton, barely survives an unexpected medical emergency. As he recovers, Colton begins to recount miraculous and inspiring stories about his experience visiting heaven, meeting loved ones and communicating with Jesus. The film's PG rating is due to thematic content that includes medical scenarios. Randall Wallace directs the drama.
"Rio 2" sees Blu and Jewel returning, this time with three kids in tow. After traveling to the Amazon, Blu runs into Nigel once again, picking up their old feud. However, nothing can prepare Blu for meeting Jewel's intimidating dad. The whole family is about to learn a lesson about surviving in the wilds. "Rio 2" has a G rating. Carlos Saldanha directs.
"Brick Mansions" takes place in a dystopian Detroit, where the city's most unforgiving criminals live and operate behind a containing wall. It's up to hardened cop Damien Collier to take a stand against a merciless drug kingpin. He accepts the help of an ex-con, setting out on a dangerous quest. "Brick Mansions" has a PG-13 rating for language, menace, drug material and intense sequences of gun play, violence and action. Camille Delacarre directs.
"Transcendence" stars Johnny Depp as Will Caster, a brilliant mind with a focus on artificial intelligence research. Caster hopes to create a machine that will surpass the sum of human knowledge, yet display human intelligence. After an attack leaves him severely wounded, the scientist's colleague and wife figure out an unconventional way to save him. The PG-13 rating is due to sci-fi action and violence, bloody images, sensuality and brief strong language. Wally Pfister directs the film.
"The Quiet Ones" is a horror movie from John Pogue. A frail young woman with a troubled past becomes the subject of a series of controversial experiments. Headed by a skeptical professor, these experiments should prove that paranormal activity is all in the mind. The consequences, however, are far more shocking than intended, throwing everything into question. "The Quiet Ones" has a PG-13 rating for mature content, thematic material, language, smoking and intense sequences of violence and terror.