The Mayans predicted we would all be gone on 12/12/12. Obviously they got it wrong since we are all still here. But it looks like the end is near or has already arrived with this apocalypse themed summer movie season. It kicks off with Iron Man 3 opening wide on May 3 followed by doom and gloom everywhere, from global dystopias, alien invasions, to bank robbing magicians. Don’t forget to click on the titles to view the trailers. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
Iron Man 3 (in 3D)
With Ben Kinsley as Iron Man’s arch nemesis Mandarin, May can’t arrive soon enough.
Greetings From Tim Buckley (Limited)
Follow Jeff Buckley as he comes to terms with his father’s legacy and lives in the famous folk musician’s shadow. I think I’ll wait for the Coen Brothers to dive into the ’60’s folk music scene with Inside Llewyn Davis.
Love is All You Need (Limited)
It’s the lovely Pierce Brosnan but it feels a bit Hallmark-like channel to me.
The Great Gatsby MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated
One of my favorite cocktails: Impossible love, high–octane tragedy, pretty people, and things with a dash of Baz Lurhmann!
Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) both produces and stars in this natural disaster horror thriller.
Sarah Polley’s documentary Stories We Tell, about her own life and her own mother and father.
Cannes 2013 (until May 26)
“Ever since its creation, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.”
Star Trek Into Darkness (in IMAX/3D) MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated
Bring it on, Mr. Abrams!
The English Teacher (Limited)
A valentine to New York City, from director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale).
Epic (in 3D)
An adaptation of William Joyce’s children’s book The Leaf Men with the voices of Christoph Waltz, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell and many more.
Fast & Furious 6
It’s kind of awesome how good this sixth movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise looks.
The Hangover Part III
Can’t we all just join AA?
Before Midnight (Limited)
Before Midnight, the follow-up to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004) made a smashing debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (Limited)
Alex Gibney’s new documentary, the truth has consequences.
M. Night Shyamalan’s blockbuster sci-fi film with Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith. I’m excited and scared at the same time.
One heck of an ensemble cast Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco star as a group of magicians who team up to rob banks during their shows. Also, part of the cast include Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, and Mélanie Laurent.
The East (Limited)
Zal Batmanglij’s The East is his second feature following Sound of My Voice, a corporate eco-terrorist mystery-thriller starring Brit Marling.
The Kings of Summer (Limited)
A Sundance darling.
Shadow Dancer (Limited)
Oscar winning director James Marsh’s (Man on Wire) British thriller stars Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough and Gillian Anderson.