It's Almost the Weekend! What Will You See?
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" arrives in theaters on Friday, May 23. Bryan Singer directs the seventh "X-Men" film, which brings together a star-studded ensemble cast. In 2023, the mutants face animosity from all sides. A calculating scientist, Bolivar Trask, is intent on making the world an unwelcome place. It's up to Wolverine to travel back through time to the 1970s and convince the younger versions of powerful mutants to work towards a crucial common goal. Professor X, Magneto, Mystique and others must band together to defeat Trask. The PG-13 rating is due to sequences of intense action and violence, nudity, suggestive content and language.
"Blended" stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as a couple brought together by twists of fate. Jim and Lauren are both single parents, searching for love and not always finding it. Although their first date together is a disappointment, the two soon cross paths once again, this time during an African resort vacation. An unexpected romance just might bloom. "Blended" has a PG-13 rating for language and crude and mature content. Frank Coraci directs.
"Cold in July" comes to select theaters on May 23. Jim Mickle directs the tense thriller. The year is 1989, and Richard Dane draws unwanted attention to himself after he kills an intruder. It soon becomes clear that the criminal's father is hot on Richard's trail, thirsty for a shot at revenge. Trapped in an ominous world of increasing dangers, Richard has to figure out how to make things right. The film has not been rated.
In "Words and Pictures," two very different teachers find a shared spark, revealing both their frustrations and their ambitions. Jack is an English teacher with a taste for the dramatic. Dina, an art teacher, is more reserved. When they clash, the two ignite a creative debate, encouraging everyone around them to consider the merits of visual images versus the written word. The PG-13 rating is due to mature content that includes nude sketches, mature thematic material and language. Fred Schepisi directs.
"The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" stars Robin Williams as Henry, a guy with serious anger issues. It would take a miracle to make Henry appreciate life, but a questionable miracle occurs when Henry gets bad news about his health. After a doctor suggests that he only has an hour and a half to live, Henry must make amends at a rapid pace. The R rating is due to language and mature content. Phil Alden Robinson directs.
"Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" is a drama from Sam Fleischner. The New York subway system turns into the site of an autistic boy's search for meaning. A challenging day sends young Ricky into the tunnels, where he's soon lost and coming into contact with New York's strange underbelly. To complicate matters, Ricky's parents are undocumented immigrants. His family is desperate to bring him home safely. The film is not rated.
"Godzilla" follows Ford Brody, a specialist with the military, as he travels to Japan to bail his eccentric father out of trouble. Following the loss of his wife, Ford's father has always insisted that there are mysterious forces at play. Ford doesn't have reason to listen to his father until he encounters enormous creatures that defy expectation or explanation. "Godzilla" has a PG-13 rating for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence. Gareth Edwards directs.
"Neighbors" shows what happens when a frat house moves into a quiet suburban neighborhood. Mac and Kelly have been trying to adjust to their staid new lives with a baby and a mortgage, but the wild students who move in next door only want to drink, party and flirt. A single call to the police sparks a vicious feud. The film's R rating is due to graphic nudity, strong crude and mature content, drug use and pervasive language. Nicholas Stoller directs.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" sees Peter Parker getting caught deeper in a web of dangers. Peter reconnects with an old friend, Harry, who just so happens to be poised to take over Oscorp. Peter must also deal with a fan who might just end up becoming an enemy, navigate his relationship with Gwen and stay true to his identity. The PG-13 rating is due to sequences of sci-fi action and violence. Marc Webb directs the superhero movie.
In "Million Dollar Arm," a talent scout with a taste for unusual tactics travels to India to discover the hottest new baseball pitcher. Indian cricket players already have the skills they need to make it big on the baseball field. With the help of a suspenseful reality show competition, the cricket stars will go head to head to become American athletes. Some suggestive content and mild language contribute to a PG rating. Craig Gillespie directs.