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

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June 20th, 2013

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

"World War Z" arrives in theaters on Friday, June 21. The action-packed movie from director Marc Forster takes zombie films to the next level. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, a man who holds the fate of humanity in his hands. Lane is responsible for helping to stem a terrifying pandemic. If he cannot succeed in his race against time, the spreading Zombie pandemic threatens to swallow humanity whole. Civilizations crumble and fall, with only Lane preventing total mayhem. "World War Z" has a PG-13 rating for violence, disturbing images, and intense, frightening zombie images.

"Monsters University" is an animated film from director Danny Scanlon, reuniting beloved characters from "Monsters, Inc." (2001). Mike and Sulley go way back. Long before they worked together, the two attended the same school. However, the monsters' friendship was not always an easy path. In fact, at first, Mike and Sulley were not even pals at all. The movie has a G rating.

"The Bling Ring" expands nationwide on June 21, after opening in a handful of cities on June 14. Living in Los Angeles, Marc, Rebecca and their friends are disillusioned, always seeking the next thrill. Though they entertain themselves with drugs and parties, the teens soon branch out into a life of crime. Their targets are celebrities whose addresses are available online. The consequences of their misadventures may be more serious than the teens expect. Sofia Coppola's crime movie has an R rating for teen drug and alcohol use, as well as language that includes mature references.

"Unfinished Song" is a musical comedy and drama from director Paul Andrew Williams. As Arthur ages, he finds it hard to see the sunny side of life. Tired of her husband's gloominess, Arthur's wife persuades the old man to join a local choir. Though he resists at first, Arthur finds himself warming to the eccentric musical group. The movie has a PG-13 rating for rude gestures and mature references.

"Maniac" is a remake of a 1980 slasher classic. Elijah Woods turns in a spooky performance as Frank, the proprietor of a mannequin shop. Frank's life is circumscribed by dark urges and deadly secrets. When he meets a young artist named Anna, the reclusive man realizes that he has found a kindred spirit. But his burgeoning relationship with the beautiful artist could prove fatal. Franck Khalfoun directs the violent and gory horror film, which is not rated.

Continuing Films

"Man of Steel" sees Henry Cavill take on the role of Superman. As a boy, Clark Kent slowly realizes that he is not like other people. Struggling to belong somewhere, he takes on a series of unfulfilling jobs, but he always sense that his destiny is waiting. When he finally has a chance to prove his true worth, Clark may falter. "Man of Steel" has a PG-13 rating for intense sci-fi violence, action, and destruction, as well as some language. Zack Snyder directs.

"This Is the End" stars Seth Rogen, who also directs. Evan Goldberg is co-director. After Seth and his friends end up trapped inside James Franco's house during an apocalypse, tensions are running high. Not only do they have to find food and water in the wasteland of Los Angeles, but they also have to figure out how to get along with each other. "This Is the End" has an R rating for crude, mature content, brief graphic nudity, drug use, violence, and pervasive language.

In "Now You See Me," the Four Horsemen rule the Las Vegas scene. These illusionists are nothing like the other acts. This is primarily because the magicians carry off very real heists during their shows. With the authorities starting to pay a little too much attention, the Four Horsemen have to draw on their wits as well as their tricks. Louis Leterrier's clever caper film has a PG-13 rating for language, mature content, and action.

"Fast & Furious 6" explores the fates of Dom and Brian after their latest heist. While Dom is leading a contented life with Elena, he longs to return to the United States. His chance comes when Hobbs approaches him with a job. If Dom can pull it off, he will win amnesty for himself and his crew. The PG-13 rating is due to intense sequences of violence, action, and mayhem, as well as mature content and language. Justin Lin directs.

"The Purge" is a chilling thriller from director James DeMonaco. In a futuristic version of the United States, everyone both looks forwards to and dreads the Purge. During this annual twelve-hour period, almost every crime is legal and will go unpunished. When the Sandin family encounters a refugee, they have to make difficult choices about whom to protect. The movie has an R rating for strong, disturbing violence and some language.