|In the action fantasy Man of Steel, a boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Henry Cavill (Immortals, "The Tudors") stars in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, who squares off against two other surviving Kryptonians—the villainous General Zod (Michael Shannon) and his evil partner Faora (Antje Traue). Also from Superman's native Krypton are his mother (Ayelet Zurer) and father (Russell Crowe). Amy Adams stars as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, with Laurence Fishburne playing her editor-in-chief. Diane Lane and Kevin Costner star as Clark Kent's adoptive parents. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen). Official Web Site|
|The comedy This is the End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Once they discover that they are experiencing the Apocalypse, they must come to terms with why they were left behind. Eventually they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. All-star cast features co-writer and co-director Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera and Emma Watson. Official Web Site|
|In the comedy The Internship, Billy (co-writer Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation's most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention. Also starring John Goodman, The Internship is directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night). Official Web Site|
|The thriller Now You See Me pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse against "The Four Horsemen," a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists. The Four Horsemen pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audience while staying one step ahead of the law. Directed by Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans), Now You See Me stars Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. Official Web Site|
|From director/co-writer Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet) comes his uniquely imaginative big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker's own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story brings the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan, An Education), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). As Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. Official Web Site|
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning all-star cast as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Luke Evans) is aided by Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead. The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. Taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Fast Five) back behind the camera. Official Web Site
Richard Corliss' Time Magazine review...
Director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) returns with the explosive sci-fi action thriller Star Trek Into Darkness. In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of the Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Also starring Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Alice Eve and Simon Pegg. Official Web Site
Owen Gleiberman's Entertainment Weekly review...
|The Hangover Part III is the third and final film in director/co-writer Todd Phillips' record-shattering comedy series. This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. The Hangover Part III reunites Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha as Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug. Also starring Ken Jeong as Mr. Chow, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and John Goodman. Official Web Site|
|They're coming... and there will be no warning. The epic science fiction thriller World War Z stars Brad Pitt as former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane, a family man who traverses the world in a race against time. He must stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale also star in this apocalyptic drama, which is based on the book by Max Brooks and directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, Monster's Ball). Official Web Site|
|Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" (John Goodman), a natural-born scarer. The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney/Pixar's animated family feature Monsters University 3D is directed by Dan Scanlon and features music from award-winning composer Randy Newman (Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 3). Plus short, "The Blue Umbrella." Official Web Site|
|In the action thriller White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. Also starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Woods, White House Down is directed by Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day). Official Web Site|
|In the police comedy The Heat, uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. Also starring Demián Bichir, Marlon Wayans and Michael Rapaport, The Heat is directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids).|
|Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, recorded earlier in 2013 and broadcast as part of National Theatre Live. For sixty years, Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers, privately, in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace—a meeting like no other in British public life. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence—and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional—sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. The Audience reunites Mirren and writer Peter Morgan following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen. Directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours). Official Web Site|
|In The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. Directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). Official Web Site|