The Weekend Is Almost Here! What Will You See?
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" arrives in theaters on Friday, April 4. Anthony and Joe Russo direct the continuing adventures of the patriotic superhero. Steve Rogers is still trying to find his place in a contemporary world that's much different from his own lost era. As he continues his work with S.H.I.E.L.D., the superhero encounters a mysterious and deadly new nemesis known only as the Winter Soldier. "Captain America: The Winter Solider" has a PG-13 rating for intense sequences of gun play, action and violence.
"Dom Hemingway" stars Jude Law as the eponymous antihero. After spending over a decade in prison, the fast-talking, unscrupulous Dom is finally free. Life as a safe-cracker proved too risky for Dom, but now that he's out, he's relying on his boss for a rich reward. When his recklessness lands Dom in hot water, he decides to reconnect with his long-lost daughter. The film has an R rating for nudity, mature content, violence, drug use and pervasive language. Richard Shepard directs.
"Under the Skin" arrives in limited theaters on April 4. Scarlett Johansson stars as Laura, a young woman with a shocking secret. While Laura appears to be seductive and beautiful, her human form hides her true identity as a murderous alien entity. As she preys on unwitting, lonely men, Laura begins to question her motives and slowly gain a sense of empathy, leading to dark consequences for everyone involved. "Under the Skin" has an R rating for graphic nudity, mature content, violence and language. Jonathan Glazer directs.
"Nymphomaniac: Vol. II" is Lars von Trier's controversial story about a woman with a dangerous addiction. After her destructive behaviors tear Joe's life apart, she has to come to terms with the depths of her own problems and her search for meaning. Now, she ends up in the home of a stranger who seems to be a sympathetic listener, but could have his own dark motives. The movie is not rated, but features graphic content.
"Alan Partridge" sees Steve Coogan bringing one of his famous characters to the big screen. Although DJ Alan Partridge's radio station now belongs to a conglomerate, Alan has every plan to keep his job, even if it means throwing his co-workers under the bus. When a disgruntled former employee stages a siege, it's up to Alan to defuse the situation and save the day. The R rating is due to language, brief violence and nudity. Declan Lowney directs.
"Frankie & Alice" stars Halle Berry as Frankie, a go-go dancer who struggles to lead a normal life despite her dissociative personality disorder. Following a painful incident during her childhood, Frankie lives with two alter egos, resulting in constant confusion. Desperate to free herself from the past and move on, Frankie seeks help from a talented psychotherapist. "Frankie & Alice" has an R rating for mature content, language and drug use. Geoffrey Sax directs.
"Noah" is Darren Aronofsky's interpretation of the timeless biblical tale. Noah heeds the warning signs of impending disaster. He constructs an enormous Ark to provide shelter for the humans and animals destined to survive the flood that will sweep the Earth. The task won't be easy, and Noah faces great animosity and intense obstacles at every turn, but his enduring faith will sustain him. The PG-13 rating is due to violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content.
"Divergent" focuses on a young woman with an unclear path ahead of her. Most people in Tris' society belong to one of five distinct factions, but Tris displays elements from several different groups, making her a secret outcast. As she tries to forge a place for herself in society, Tris starts to realize just how much trouble brews beneath the surface. Neil Burger directs. "Divergent" has a PG-13 rating for intense violence and action, sensuality and thematic elements.
"Muppets Most Wanted" is the latest Muppet film from director James Bobin. Daring Constantine has been seeking the perfect cover. He spots his chance when he realizes that the Muppets' leader, the cheerful Kermit, looks just like him. When they switch places, Constantine is able to pull off daring heists, while Kermit is trapped inside a Siberian prison under the eye of a tough prison guard. The PG rating is due to mild action.
In "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," Sherman isn't totally ready for his first day of school. His dad is the world's smartest canine, meaning that Sherman has enjoyed some first-hand history lessons in the WABAC Machine. All the history lessons in the world can't teach Sherman how to get along with his classmates, though, and a scuffle at school quickly leads to trouble. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" has a PG rating for mild action and brief rude humor. Rob Minkoff directs the animated family comedy.