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

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May 2nd, 2013

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

"Iron Man 3" arrives in theaters on Friday, May 3. Director Shane Black takes over from Jon Favreau on this third installment of the popular franchise. Confident and fast-talking Tony Stark has to face his toughest and most brutal opponent yet. A terrorist called Mandarin leaves devastation in his wake wherever he goes, and Iron Man is his chief target. The superhero movie has a PG-13 rating for intense sci-fi action and violence, as well as brief suggestive content.

"Love Is All You Need" is a romantic comedy from Susanne Bier, opening in select theaters on May 3. Just when she reaches an age where life should be peaceful, Ida instead finds her world falling apart. Her husband's infidelity comes to light, leaving Ida to travel alone to Italy. At her daughter's wedding, Ida meets the father of the groom, whose frustration at life rivals Ida's own. The film has an R rating for nudity, language, and mature content.

"What Maisie Knew" is a contemporary retelling of a Henry James novella. Susanna and Beale have seen better days together. Now, a messy divorce rocks their lives. Caught in the middle is Maisie, their perceptive young daughter. As she tries to navigate the changing loyalties and tensions of life as a child of divorce, Maisie learns some harsh truths about the adult world. Scott McGehee and David Siegel direct. The R rating is due to some language.

Based on a true story, "The Iceman" stars Michael Shannon as Richard Kuklinski. To his family, Richard seems like a devoted father. What they do not realize is that Richard is a contract killer, responsible for the deaths of countless men. With the authorities closing in on him, Richard does not know how long he can protect his family from the truth. The film has an R rating for language, strong violence, and some mature content. Ariel Vromen directs.

"Generation Um" is a drama from director Mark Mann. John lives a chaotic, aimless life in New York, although he is starting to wonder if there is a better life out there for him. While spending time with Mia and Violet, two women who are just as lost as he is, John begins to come to some difficult realizations about what he wants from life. The film has an R rating for strong mature content, language, and drug use.

"Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's" is a documentary from Matthew Miele. Bergdorf's is one of Manhattan's most renowned department stores, attracting glitterati and fashion icons from all over the world. The documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of Bergdorf's and its importance in the fashion world, including cameos by the Olsen twins, Nicole Richie, Karl Lagerfeld, and other famous names in the showbiz and fashion industries. The film's PG-13 rating is due to a brief mature reference.

Continuing Films

"Pain & Gain" is Michael Bay's latest action-packed hit. Based on a shocking true story, the movie follows a group of restless and unscrupulous gym trainers who decide to branch out into a life of crime. Daniel Lugo and his partners believe that their crime will be straightforward, but they quickly learn just how complicated extortion can be when everything spirals out of control. The film's R rating is due to crude content, strong violence, nudity, drug use, and language.

"Oblivion" stars Tom Cruise as Jack, a worker who stays behind on the now-destroyed planet Earth to mine its resources for the remaining human population. His higher-ups wiped Jack's memory, but an unexpected encounter with a mysterious woman starts to restore Jack's awareness, leading to huge and important questions. Now, Jack has to make difficult decisions about his future. The sci-fi movie has a PG-13 rating for sensuality, nudity, brief strong language, action scenes, and violence. Joseph Kosinski directs.

"42" is a biopic from director Brian Helgeland. The Brooklyn Dodgers are about to gain a new player who will change everything about the world of American baseball. Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American major league baseball star, breaking down racial boundaries and paving the way for many other talented black athletes. Robinson's path, however, is not an easy one, and it takes all his courage to persevere. The movie's PG-13 rating is due to thematic elements, including language.

"The Big Wedding" focuses on the hilarious repercussions of little white lies. Alejandro just wants his biological mother to be proud of his life in the United States. Since her mother is a devout Christian, Alejandro has to convince his adoptive parents to pretend to be happily married. This is no easy feat for the divorced couple, especially since his father is seeing another woman. "The Big Wedding" has an R rating for brief nudity, mature content, and language. Justin Zackham directs.