Weekend Preview: What's New At the Box Office?
A big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway jukebox musical that celebrates the '80s heyday of rock n' roll. Directed by Adam Shankman, the movie follows waitress Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) and busboy Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) who fall in love during the glam metal era of the 1980s. Rounding out the ensemble cast list are actors Tom Cruise (who plays rock star Stacee Jaxx), Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin & Malin Akerman.
Box Office Preview for this Weekend
"Rock of Ages" is an edgy and hilarious comedic musical and drama. Arriving in theaters on June 15th, the musical is helmed by director Adam Shankman. The story is set in Los Angeles at the height of the glamorous 1980s. Na•ve young Sherrie has moved to the City of Angels to meet her idol, rocker Stacee Jaxx. Once she actually meets the star, she realizes that he has seen better days. Sherrie and her new beau, Drew, may have to step up and become the new stars of the Ô80s music scene. Tom Cruise is at his best as the irrepressible yet jaded Stacee Jaxx. "Rock of Ages" has a PG-13 rating for heavy drinking, language, mature content and suggestive dancing.
"The Woman in the Fifth" is a taut new thriller from director Pawel Pawlikowski. Tom Ricks seemed to have everything: a loving wife, beautiful daughter and successful career as a writer and professor. However, dark secrets changed everything, and now he is moving to Paris in one last desperate bid to be part of his young daughter's life. He accepts a low-paying job just to be near his family. When a strange woman comes into his life, Tom's already unstable state crumbles even further. The film's R rating is due to language, violent imagery and mature content.
Adam Sandler has a raunchy and raucous new comedy in theaters this weekend."That's My Boy" is the story of Donny, a precocious yet vulgar teenager who ends up fathering a son at an unusually young age. After raising his Todd alone for 18 years, Donny has fallen out of touch with the young man. At Todd's wedding, however, Donny shows up and changes his son's life drastically. The problem is that Todd doesn't really want Donny around. The raunchy comedy is rated R for crude content, nudity, language and drug use. Sean Anders directs.
"Your Sister's Sister" is a witty and poignant comedic drama directed by Lynn Shelton. Jack has been in a bad place ever since the loss of his brother, struggling to find emotional balance. Hoping to help him out, his good friend Iris invites him to her family's lake house for a peaceful vacation. Unexpected sparks fly between Jack and Iris's sister Hannah, making everything a little more complicated for the trio. The R rating is due to mature situations and language.
"Prometheus" is a highly anticipated new sci-fi film from director Ridley Scott. A group of scientists and explorers bravely heads into unknown areas of the universe, hoping to find the answer to huge questions about the origin of human life. What they actually find will change their lives forever. If the crew is not careful, these secrets could also forever alter the human race. "Prometheus" has an R rating for intense violence and disturbing imagery.
"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" is directed by Eric Darnell, Tim McGrath and Conrad Vernon. The third installment in the popular "Madagascar" series features the same lovable cast of goofy animals. This time, they are all trying to make their way safely across Europe and finally get back home to the Central Park Zoo, where they belong. That means joining a traveling circus and making some very unusual new friends. The family-friendly animated movie has a PG rating for some mild action sequences and crude humor.
"Snow White and the Huntsman" is a new action film with a girl power twist. Snow White was supposed to die in the woods, but instead the huntsman took pity on her and decided to train her as a warrior. Now, Snow White has to find the courage and strength to face the evil queen who wanted her dead. It will take all her power and cunning to get her revenge. The dark fairy tale is rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and intense action sequences, including violence. Rupert Sanders directs.
"Men in Black III" stars Will Smith as Agent J, while Josh Brolin takes over Tommy Lee Jones' usual role as Agent K. Agent J has to travel back in time to the 1960s to save the world, and his partner, from certain doom. The PG-13 rating is due to some suggestive content, as well as sci-fi action violence. Barry Sonnenfeld directs the high-energy sci-fi movie.
Joss Whedon's "Marvel's The Avengers" is destined to become a classic superhero film. Hawkeye, Black Widow, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk join forces to save the planet from an extraterrestrial threat. The PG-13 rating is due to a mild drug reference and intense sci-fi action sequences.