It's Almost the Weekend! What Will You See?

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July 3rd, 2014

"Earth to Echo" follows Tuck, Alex, Emma and Munch, four misfit friends. Their neighborhood is about to become space for a new freeway, leaving the friends anxious about the future. Their everyday life ends up interrupted by strange messages, eventually leading to a wild intergalactic encounter that will change all of the friends' lives forever. The film's PG rating is due to action, peril and mild language. Dave Green directs.

"Deliver Us From Evil" arrived in theaters on Wednesday, July 2. Scott Derrickson's crime thriller stars Eric Bana as a New York police officer battling more than just ordinary crime. Across the city, bizarre occurrences leave Ralph Sarchie seeking unconventional answers. He finds a priest who is willing to work with him, and together, the two will journey into the dark side of life. "Deliver Us from Evil" has an R rating for grisly images, terror, language and bloody violence.

"Tammy" stars Melissa McCarthy as the eponymous Tammy, a woman who's having a terrible week. Between her husband's infidelity and losing a job, Tammy is ready to leave her crummy life behind and seek some fun and adventure. But her only option for a travel companion is her quirky and stubborn grandmother. "Tammy" has an R rating for language that includes mature references. Ben Falcone directs.

"Life Itself" arrives in select theaters on July 4. The documentary traces the legacy of Robert Ebert, a visionary and iconic movie critic. Known for his social commentary and his warm, insightful attitude towards pop culture and serious issues, Ebert quickly became a respected figure in the entertainment industry. Steve James directs the tribute to Ebert's lasting influence on the cinematic landscape. Brief mature images, nudity and language contribute to an R rating.

"America" is a documentary from John Sullivan and Dinesh D'Souza that asks a big question: what would the world be like without the United States of America? Examining what might have happened if the Revolutionary War had featured a different outcome, the film explores the country's contributions to politics, technology, culture and other fields. "America" has a PG-13 rating for violent images.

Continuing Films

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is Michael Bay's fourth installment in the series. With Optimus Prime in hiding and the CIA waging war against Autobots, things are looking grim for the robotic warriors. An eccentric and hardworking auto mechanic stumbles into the middle of the fray when he accidentally rescues Optimus Prime, triggering a chain of suspenseful events. The action film's PG-13 rating is because of brief innuendo, language and intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.

"22 Jump Street" stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as partners with an unusual approach to police work. Going undercover as college students, the two are supposed to get to the bottom of a dangerous drug ring. Their unconventional methods lead them on a crazy chase, encountering both old and new friends. "22 Jump Street" has an R rating for language, mature content, nudity, violence and drug material. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller direct.

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler and other big stars. With an enemy planning on using the dragons for his own nefarious purposes, it seems that all Hiccup's efforts at fostering peace have gone to waste. Still, the plucky Viking and his dragon pal won't give up easily. The PG rating is due to mild rude humor and adventure action. Dean DeBlois directs.

"Maleficent" stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, a fairy whose heart has turned dark and cold. She makes a surprise appearance at the royal christening, dooming the princess to one day fall into a deep slumber. Watching the princess grow up and become a wise young woman, Maleficent starts questioning the curse. The PG rating is because of frightening images and fantasy action and violence. Robert Stromberg directs.

"Think Like a Man Too" follows a wedding weekend in Las Vegas that includes serious challenges and hilarious misunderstandings alike. While Candace tries to be patient with her future mother-in-law, Michael invites his friends out for a bachelor party that takes some wrong turns along the way. The guests try to have fun while fielding major questions about life. Tim Story's comedy has a PG-13 rating for crude mature content that includes references, language, partial nudity and drug material.

"The Fault in Our Stars" tells the story of two teenagers who have no choice but to treat each day like their last. Hazel and Gus have both spent too much time in hospitals, battling against cancer. Now, they want nothing more than to share a cheesy teenage romance. However, their ongoing struggle could prevent that dream. The PG-13 rating is due to mature content, thematic elements and brief strong language. Josh Boone directs.