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

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June 27th, 2013

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

"The Heat" arrives in theaters on Friday, June 28. Paul Feig of "Bridesmaids" (2011) teams up two funny famously women, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, in an action-packed comedy. Ashburn is an FBI specialist who takes her job very seriously É maybe too seriously. Mullins is a cop with no tolerance for nonsense. When the two women partner up, it becomes a battle of wills. "The Heat" has an R rating for crude content, pervasive language, and some violence.

"White House Down" is a new action-thriller from director Roland Emmerich. Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum star. A ruthless paramilitary group takes control of the White House, leaving the President in a vulnerable situation. Police officer John Cale has long dreamed of performing heroic deeds for his country, but never made it into the Secret Service. Now, he finally has a chance at proving himself and deciding the fate of the country. The PG-13 rating is due to a mature image, language, and prolonged sequences of action, gunfire, and explosions.

"Redemption" arrives in select theaters on June 28. A member of the Royal Marines returns to London and finds that life has left him behind. Desperate for a normal life, Joey adopts a false identity and becomes entrenched in the world of crime for profit. As his dreams of peace slip further out of reach, Joey makes increasingly rash decisions. The movie has an R rating for graphic nudity, violence, and language. Jon Alpert directs.

"Byzantium" is director Neil Jordan's foray into vampire films. Grieving a loss and feeling alone, young Noel is quick to respond when a mysterious woman and her daughter reach out to him. Before long, he invites his new friends to live with him in the bleak and run-down seaside hotel he inherited. As it turns out, the women have a dark and dangerous secret. The R rating is for strong, bloody violence, language, and mature content.

"Some Girl(s)" focuses on a young man who decides to tie up some loose ends before he ties the knot. A writer travels far from home and reconnects with his old flames, hoping that he can find redemption for past wrongs and get closure. However, not everyone is on the same page. "Some Girl(s)" is not rated. Daisy von Scherler Mayer directs the film.

Continuing Films

"Monsters University" has been delighting old and new Pixar fans alike. From director Dan Scanlon, the animated family-friendly movie sheds light on the history of Sulley and his pal, Mike Wazowski. The two were not always such close friends. During their days at the prestigious Monsters University, the aspiring scarers actually had a fierce rivalry. After going head to head, Sulley and Mike will have to learn to set aside their differences. The movie has a G rating.

In "World War Z," a pandemic is rapidly transforming the face of humanity. Human beings become flesh-eating creatures, and there is no sign of an end to the devastation. As civilizations crumble and governments topple, one man sets out on a quest to restore some measure of order to a world gone mad. His failure to succeed could spell certain doom. Marc Forster helms this suspenseful zombie epic. The film's PG-13 rating is because of disturbing images, violence, and intense zombie sequences.

Zack Snyder directs "Man of Steel," a new take on the Superman story. As an adult, Clark Kent tries to run from his knowledge that he is not like other people. The young man jumps from job to job. When an ominous visitor from another planet threatens the well-being of his adopted home, Clark has a chance to use his powers for good. An ambitious and beautiful reporter complicates things. The movie has a PG-13 rating for language and intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence, and destruction.

"This Is the End" tells the story of a Los Angeles party that gets much crazier than most celebrity shindigs. James Franco is hosting a star-studded get-together. Everything comes to a screeching halt when the end times erupt outside. A few comedians realize that they have survived the apocalypse, but the question of what to do next is anything but certain. Seth Rogen stars and directs. Crude and mature content, graphic nudity, drug use, violence, and language contribute to an R rating.

"Now You See Me" is an inventive caper film from Louis Leterrier. The Four Horsemen are unusual magicians, but they are even more unusual criminals. After pulling off an amazing heist with the help of magic, the group faces off against the authorities. Whether or not the magicians buckle to pressure could make all the difference between a life behind bars and a life of wealth and influence. The film's PG-13 rating is due to language, action, and mature content.