The month of May is the start of the summer movie season. And it’s starting out with quite the bang as May highlights some highly anticipated new movies opening in theaters:
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness
Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover 3
And after the movie listings for the month of May, I’ve got a production status update or two on other movie projects in the pipe! (The numbers in [#.#] are IMDb user ratings, x out of 10, when/where applicable.)
New Movies in Theaters on Friday, May 3, 2013
• Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 PG-13
Runtime: 130 min
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley
When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution, as Tony must rely on ingenuity and instinct to protect those he loves from a powerful enemy.
New Movies in Theaters on Friday, May 10, 2013
• The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby (2013) PG-13
Runtime: 143 min
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher
Movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, which is about “A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.”
Cast: Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson
A man becomes entangled in a web of white lies and comic dysfunction with his girlfriend’s family as “Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s hand in marriage.”
New Movies on Friday, May 17, 2013
• Star Trek Into Darkness
• The English Teacher
Star Trek Into Darkness PG-13
Runtime: 132 min
Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch
An act of terrorism sends Kirk on a mission to capture a powerfully destructive force.
The English Teacher NR
Runtime: 93 min
Cast: Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Michael Angarano, Nathan Lane
An English teacher steps outside of her comfort zone in order to help a former student realize his dreams of being a play write.
Movies Opening on Friday, May 24th, 2013
• Fast & Furious 6
• The Hangover Part III
• Before Midnight
Fast & Furious 6
Runtime: 145 min
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez
Hobbs offers Dom and his crew a full pardon if they help him nab a team of mercenary drivers. BUT, Hobbs has strings attached, meaning that in exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.
The Hangover Part III R
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong
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.
Cast: Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried
A teenager is magically transported to a secret universe, in a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world — and ours.
Before Midnight R
Runtime: 108 min
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous.
New Movies Opening on Friday, May 31
• After Earth
• Now You See Me
• The East
• The Kings of Summer
After Earth PG-13
Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Zoe Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
(Side note: It’s a bit funny, how the marketing machine from the distributor, Columbia Pictures, is quietly trying to avoid splaying out the name of the writer/director of After Earth… M. Night Shyamalan. Hey, maybe he’s recovered from this slump of his. We’ll see.)
Now You See Me PG-13
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent
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 East PG-13
Runtime: 116 min
Cast: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell
A contract worker hired to infiltrate an anarchist group starts to fall for its leader.
The Kings of Summer R
Runtime: 93 min
Cast: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moisés Arias, Nick Offerman
Three teenage friends spend their summer in the woods living off the land.
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Production Status of Upcoming Movies
Movies in Development
· The Avengers 2
· Fifty Shades of Grey
· The Expendables 3
· Avatar 2
· Justice League,
Along with Prometheus 2, Terminator 5 and more.
Movies in Pre-production
· Star Wars: Episode VII
· Untitled Transformers Sequel
· Guardians of the Galaxy
· Jurassic Park IV
Resident Evil 6, Fast & Furious 7, Ant-Man…
Movies presently Filming
· The Amazing Spider-Man 2
· X-Men: Days of Future Past
· Captain America: The Winter Soldier
· 300: Rise of an Empire
Ninja Turtles, Godzilla…
Movies in Post-production
· Thor: The Dark World
· The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
· Fast & Furious 6 (They’re cutting it close!!!)
· The Wolverine
· The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,
The Lone Ranger, Elysium, Ender’s Game, Red 2…