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

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July 11th, 2013

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

"Pacific Rim" arrives in theaters on Friday, July 12. Director Guillermo del Toro helms the suspenseful fantasy action movie. When alien forces turn Earth into a war zone, peace seems less and less likely. By piloting immense and technologically advanced robots, however, humans are able to fight the monsters on their level. The PG-13 rating is due to brief language and intense sci-fi action and violence.

Dennis Dugan directs "Grown Ups 2." Adam Sandler returns to his role as Lenny, a Hollywood agent who longs to reconnect with his childhood. Although he thinks his hometown will be a better place to raise his kids, he soon learns that even a small town can be as crazy as Los Angeles. The PG-13 rating is due to crude material, suggestive references, language, and nudity.

"Still Mine" is a drama about an elderly couple who decide to fight the powers that be. When Craig wants to build a new home for him and his wife, he runs into problems with the local government. Still fiercely independent, Craig will do whatever it takes to succeed in this final endeavor. Brief sensuality, partial nudity, and thematic elements contribute to the PG-13 rating. Michael McGowan directs.

"Fruitvale Station" is a biopic about Oscar Grant, a young man who unexpectedly becomes an important figure in a tragedy that shakes the entire country. On the cusp between 2008 and 2009, Grant vows to become a better man and improve his life. But a conflict with the police ends in heartbreak. Ryan Coogler directs. The film's R rating is due to violence, language, and drug use.

"Crystal Fairy" is a quirky comedy from director Sebastian Silva. Michael Cera stars as Jamie, a thoughtless, thrill-seeking American who causes nothing but trouble as he travels through Chile. When he meets a peculiar young woman named Crystal Fairy, Jamie's voyage takes a turn for the weird. It may end up being just what Jamie needs to expand his world view. The film is not yet rated.

"Dealin' With Idiots" tackles the fiercely competitive and often absurd world of junior league sports. On the field, kids learn the basics of baseball. But on the sidelines, the real battles rage, with overprotective parents. As one man gets to know the parents, he realizes the kids have a steep learning curve when it comes to playing well with others. Jeff Garlin directs. The film is unrated.

"Killing Season" is a thriller from Mark Steven Johnson. Ford is an American veteran of the Bosnian war who hopes to start his life anew and erase the traumas of the battlefield. His plan almost works out, until a Serbian ex-soldier manages to find Ford and pull him into a new kind of fight. The R rating is due to torture, violence, and language that includes mature references.

"Pawn Shop Chronicles" starts with a missing wedding ring and leads to all kinds of bizarre misadventures. When Richard spots a clue that could help him uncover what happened to his late wife, he sets off on a wild goose chase that eventually dovetails with meth labs, Elvis impersonators, and more. The irreverent comedy has an R rating for graphic nudity, violence, mature content, language, and drug use. Wayne Kramer directs.

Seven different directors collaborate on "V/H/S/2," including Simon Barrett and Jason Eisener. A pair of detectives tries to locate a missing student, but looking for him will accidentally open a wormhole into a much darker world. The student has a stash of disturbing and shocking VHS tapes in his room, each one pulling the detectives deeper into a terrifying scheme. The horror film is unrated.

Continuing Films

"Despicable Me 2" features the talents of Kristin Wiig and Steve Carell. Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud direct the tale of Gru, a former villain who is now the adoptive dad of three precocious girls. But a new baddy in town requires Gru to get back in the saddle. The PG rating is due to rude humor and mid action.

"The Lone Ranger" follows the exploits of John Reid, a man who has to face up to his destiny. In the lawless Old West, Reid slowly transforms into the Lone Ranger, a masked avenger with a taste for justice. Tonto is always by his side. Suggestive material and intense action and violence contribute to the PG-13 rating. Gore Verbinski directs.

"The Heat" is a new comedy from Paul Feig. When Ashburn and Mullins team up to take down crime, they rapidly realize that they are their own worst enemies. As the two women grudgingly learn how to get along with each other, both their professional lives and their personal lives start to look up. The R rating is due to strong crude content, pervasive language, and some violence.