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

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May 16th, 2013

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


"Star Trek Into Darkness" is the follow-up to J.J. Abram's wildly popular "Star Trek" (2009) reboot. The film arrived in theaters on Wednesday, May 15. Captain Kirk has a mission. When the Enterprise finally returns to their home planet, they find mayhem and tragedy waiting for them. With the fleet suffering from the tensions and terrorism, Kirk makes the decision to track down the man behind the attacks and restore some level of peace. The film has a PG-13 rating for sci-fi action sequences and violence.

"Frances Ha" is a new comedic drama from director Noah Baumbach. The film arrives out in limited theaters on Friday, May 17. Frances aspires to have the perfect life, but for now, her life is far from ideal. She lives a quirky and free-spirited existence in New York, not quite following through on her ambitions. As she attempts to launch her dancing career, Frances has a lot to learn about friendships and accepting the disappointments of reality. The movie has an R rating for mature references and language.

"Stories We Tell" is a personal and compelling documentary from actress Sarah Polley. Polley comes from a family of storytellers, which should make it easy to trace her family history. However, it also makes her question the truth of the tales passed down from one family member to the next. In her documentary, Polley interviews her relatives and relies on archival footage to patch together an intimate portrait of her heritage. "Stories We Tell" has a PG-13 rating for smoking, thematic elements, and brief strong language.

"Erased" stars Aaron Eckhart as Ben, a former CIA agent who now spends time in Belgium with his sarcastic teenage daughter. As Ben goes about his typical day as a security engineer, he begins to realize that something is not right. Ben is in the middle of a massive conspiracy, and all traces of his existence are now gone from the records. A hunted man, Ben must protect himself and his daughter.  Philipp Stolzl directs. The film has an R rating for violence.

"The English Teacher" arrives in select theaters on May 17. Craig Zisk directs the story of Linda, an English teacher who leads a quiet life, unable to find a man who meets her standards. When a former student returns to Linda's town and gets in touch, she reads his play and decides to put on a production at her high school. As Linda's professional life heats up, so does her personal life, leading to some unexpected soul-searching. The film is not rated.

"Black Rock" is a suspenseful horror movie about three friends who head out to a remote island to relax and reconnect. When Abby, Lou, and Sarah run into a group of men, they have their reservations, but invite the strangers to join them. Before long, everything goes wrong. The three friends have to make difficult decisions and draw on strength they did not even know they had, but they still might not survive the excursion. Katie Aselton directs.

Continuing Films

"Iron Man 3" stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, the inventive billionaire that most of the world recognizes as Iron Man. With a terrorist targeting Stark, he has to pull himself out of his recent slump and put up a good fight. Along the way, Stark will come to important realizations about his role as a superhero. Shane Black takes the helm. The film's PG-13 rating is due to suggestive content and intense violence and action.

"The Great Gatsby" is Baz Luhrmann's flashy interpretation of a great American novel. Jay Gatsby seems like a man who is living out the ultimate American fantasy of wealth and power. His faƀade is crumbling, though, and his new friend is there to witness the whole thing. Gatsby's love for the elusive Daisy may be his undoing. The movie's PG-13 rating is due to smoking, partying, language, mature content, and violent images.

"Pain & Gain" tells the true story of a group of gym rats who form an extortion ring, willing to risk everything for a shot at financial freedom. When the plan backfires in a big way, the men struggle to escape the consequences. Michael Bay directs. The film's R rating is due to nudity, drug use, language, violence, and mature content.

"Peeples" is a new comedy from director Tina Gordon Chism. Craig Robinson of "The Office" fame stars as Wade, a man whose relationship has reached a standstill. He wants to meet his girlfriend's family, but she resists, knowing that her father is a tough man to please. When Wade crashes the family reunion anyway, he soon realizes that he may have blown his chance at happily ever after. "Peeples" has a PG-13 rating for drug material, language, and mature content.