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

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April 11th, 2013

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

"Scary Movie 5" arrives in theaters on Friday, April 12. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the fifth movie in the raunchy comedy sequel pokes fun at the horror movies and pop culture events of the past few years. Jody and Dan are excited to welcome their first baby, even though becoming a new mom might put a crimp in Jody's career as a ballerina. After they bring home their little boy, however, the couple realizes that changing diapers is the least of their problems. A demon is stalking their family, and they will have to turn to all kinds of strange solutions if they ever want to find peace. The comedy's PG-13 rating is due to crude and mature content, partial nudity, drug content, language, and comic violence and gore.

"42" is an intriguing new documentary from director Brian Helgeland. The film traces the life story of Jackie Robinson, one of baseball's greatest legends. Not just a talented athlete, Robinson also made history by breaking through racial boundaries to join the Brooklyn Dodgers. With tensions rising and animosity from every side, Robinson has to focus on his own journey to the top and prove his critics wrong. Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford star. The movie has a PG-13 rating for thematic elements including language.

Ben Affleck stars in "To the Wonder," a romantic drama that opens in select theaters on April 12. Oscar-nominated director Terrence Malick takes the helm. When Neil, an American, travels to Europe, he does not expect to meet the love of his life. However, Neil soon finds his life changing after he connects with Marina, a single mother, and invites her to move to Oklahoma. Their relationship takes many unexpected twists and turns during their time together, complicated by Marina's friendship with a struggling priest and Neil's interest in an old friend. "To the Wonder" has an R rating for nudity and mature content.

"Antiviral" is the directorial debut of Brandon Cronenberg, son of renowned director David Cronenberg. Syd works for an unusual company. Dedicated fans are willing to do anything to get closer to celebrities, including receiving injections of diseases harvested from famous stars. Syd takes his unconventional job to a new level, deciding to branch out and go rogue with black market dealings. When he harvests a disease from a young superstar, though, Syd finds his life and body spiraling out of control. He will have to unravel the mystery of the disease if he wants to survive. "Antiviral" is not yet rated.

"It's a Disaster" follows four couples who meet up for what seems to be just an ordinary weekend brunch. Soon, all kinds of problems start to surface. Glenn, the newcomer to the group, is subject to fierce scrutiny, while the other couples air their own dramas and issues. Everything comes to a brief halt when the couples learn that a disaster has taken place downtown. Suspecting it may be the end of the world, the eight friends start to panic in earnest. The R rating is due to language, drug content, and mature references. Todd Berger directs.

Continuing Films

"Evil Dead" is a gory and suspenseful remake of a horror classic, directed by Fede Alvarez. Five friends head to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they will not have any contact with the outside world. Initially, the friends just want to help Mia overcome her substance abuse problems. After somebody accidentally opens a gateway for evil forces, however, the trip becomes a nightmare. Mia's inner demons have nothing on these bloodthirsty ones. The film has an R rating for graphic violence and gore, language, and mature content.

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" stars Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis as members of the G.I. Joe team who dare to take a stand against Cobra. Their fight against Cobra will not be easy, since hostile forces have conspired against the G.I. Joes to make it seem as if they have committed a serious crime. With little support, the warriors will have to find their inner courage if they want to restore peace and justice to the country. Brief sensuality, language, martial arts, and combat violence contribute to the PG-13 rating. Jon M. Chu directs.

"The Croods" is a family-friendly film from Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders. Protective father Grug is just looking out for his cave-dwelling family, but sometimes that means spoiling their fun. When a disaster calls for relocation, Grug still keeps a close watch over his wife and kids. All the same, a new friend named Guy starts to open the Croods' eyes to the colorful and amazing world they live in. Although they face challenges, the Neanderthals also learn about self-reliance and the benefit of taking risks. The PG rating is due to scary action.