Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:18

June Movie Previews: This Is The End; Man Of Steel; World War Z

Written by  Elizabeth Badovinac, Jordan Brasko and T Stastny
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Opening June 12

This is the End
So, you're hanging with your celebrity pals at James Franco's house. Just another star-studded night, right? Wrong. The apocalypse happens and nobody is safe, even in cushy gated communities. In this comedy, Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and pals band together to face said apocalypse. Despite being afraid of what lurks outside, they are eventually forced to roam the wasteland in search of food and supplies.

Opening June 14

Man of Steel
It's hardly a secret that Clark Kent is Superman. (Seriously, Clark. Glasses? Give it up already.) Sent to Earth from the planet Krypton, he is taken in by a farmer and his wife, who quickly discover this orphan child is more than human. After keeping his superhuman strength and powers a secret and questioning why he is so different, Kent decides to set out on a quest to discover where he came from and why he was brought to Earth.

Opening June 21

World War Z
Max Brooks redefined the zombie genre when he wrote The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. The latter gets the Hollywood treatment courtesy of Brad Pitt, who rightly casts himself as ruggedly handsome hero Gerry Lane. Good looks don't get our United Nations-employee protagonist too far when a worldwide zombie outbreak forces him to choose between his family and the fate of the world.

The Bling Ring
Director Sofia Coppola brings to the screen the true story of a group of teenagers (Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard) that aspire to a live a life of wealth, glamor and nonstop partying. Mesmerized by fame and fortune, they rob several celebrities' homes to get the life they want. As the pressure begins to mount, their ability to keep their secret it tested and the consequences could potentially change their lives forever.

Opening June 28

Much Ado about Nothing
Snowballing off the ridiculous success of The Avengers, Joss Whedon's name has gone from 'that guy who made that one Western sci-fi' to in-demand filmmaker. In his latest, Much Ado About Nothing (which spent a year on the indie film fest circuit), Whedon resurrects Shakespeare's beloved comedy. The movie, shot in black and white, follows the evolving relationship between the witty Benedick and Beatrice in contrast to the passive, suspicious union of Claudio and Hero. Expect to see serial Whedon collaborators like Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz, Nathan Fillion and Tom Lenk.

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