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

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June 6th, 2013

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

"The Internship" is a new comedy from Shawn Levy, geared towards the Google generation. When Billy and Nick realize that digital natives have left them in the dust, they decide to do something a little drastic. Their surprising solution is to become interns at Google. Surrounded by people who are half their age and twice as smart, Billy and Nick do everything they possibly can to survive in the cutthroat information age. The comedy has a PG-13 rating for language, partying, crude humor, and mature content.

"The Purge" stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey as a couple who lead a quiet life in an affluent gated community. The year is 2022, and the government has a chilling system in place: for one night out of every year, all crime is legal. James and Mary try to protect their children, but an unforeseen dilemma tests their courage. James DeMonaco directs. The movie has an R rating for language and disturbing violence.

"Rapture-Palooza" is an inventive comedy from director Paul Middleditch. After all the righteous people vanish into heaven overnight, the sinners have to deal with the repercussions. Teens Lindsey and Ben are two of the sinners left behind on Earth. With the amorous Antichrist on the loose and signs of the apocalypse everywhere, the teens have to get tough if they want to survive the end times. "Rapture-Palooza" has an R rating for crude mature references, language, and drug use.

"Much Ado About Nothing" is Joss Whedon's interpretation of a Shakespearean classic, opening in select theaters on June 7. Using the original dialogue and a contemporary setting, Whedon's film follows the steamy passions and hilarious misunderstandings that unfold at a mansion. Claudio attempts to win the heart of the beautiful Hero, with mixed results. Meanwhile, Benedick and Beatrice engage in a fierce battle of wits that may end in a surprising romance. The movie's PG-13 rating is due to some mature content and brief drug use.

"Tiger Eyes" focuses on Davey, a teenage girl with huge problems. After the murder of her father, Davey tags along with her mother and little brother to New Mexico. Wounded and confused, Davey tries to make sense of the world around her. The friendship of an enigmatic young man opens her eyes to possibilities she had not considered. Based on the book by Judy Blume, the movie has a PG-13 rating for thematic elements that include a violent incident, as well as teen drinking. Lawrence Blume directs.

"Violet & Daisy" arrives in select theaters on June 7. Violet and her friend Daisy are no ordinary teenagers. They are assassins, accepting the jobs that come their way. Their lives end up violently interrupted by a seemingly simple gig. Facing a test beyond what they expect, the assassins have some important decisions to make about the directions the rest of their lives will take. The movie is unrated. Geoffrey Fletcher directs.

"Syrup" is a romantic comedy from director Aram Rappaport. Scat is a slacker who has never really accomplished much with his life, until one day he comes up with an innovative concept that could be worth millions. Before he can bring his idea to fruition, though, Scat will have to deal with backstabbers and various untrustworthy characters. "Syrup" has an R rating for language, drug use, and mature references.

Continuing Films

"Fast & Furious 6" continues the franchise's tradition of thrills and mayhem. Brian and Dom are successful and wealthy, but there is one big thing missing from their lives. They cannot return home to the United States. When a deal comes along with the promise of a blank slate and a return to their home, Brian and Dom find it hard to refuse the offer. The movie has a PG-13 rating for intense action, violence, and mayhem throughout, as well as mature content and language. Justin Lin directs.

"Now You See Me" focuses on a group of illusionists who have a baffling and dangerous trick in their repertoire. As part of their act, the magicians steal money and redistribute it to audience members. When the authorities get involved, they quickly realize that there is more going on than meets the eye. Bringing the illusionists to justice will require something close to magic. Louis Leterrier directs. Language, action, and mature content contribute to the PG-13 rating.

"After Earth" is the latest thriller from M. Night Shyamalan. Based on a concept by Will Smith, the film also stars Smith as Cypher Raige. Cypher is not sure whether he can survive after landing on the planet Earth, now an abandoned and hostile wasteland. To make matters even more complicated, Cypher has to worry about his young and courageous son, Kitai. The film has a PG-13 rating for disturbing images and sci-fi action violence.