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June 4

Escape from Planet Earth [2013] [PG] - 2.4.2
When an SOS from a dangerous planet is announced, the dashing hero of the Blue Alien nation (Brendan Fraser) rushes off to another victory mission only to fly into a trap set by a US army general (William Shatner). His nerdy, by-the-rules brother (Rob Corddry) must now gather the courage to save the day. Also with Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch and George Lopez. Directed by Cal Brunker. [1:25]

A Good Day to Die Hard [2013] [R] - 3.6.6
When John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Russia to find his son (Jai Courtney), who is reportedly being held in a Moscow jail and faces the death penalty, he quickly discovers that his son has a secret and they find themselves fighting together against bad guys. Also with Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Radivoje Bukvic, Cole Hauser and Amaury Nolasco. Directed by John Moore. [1:37]

Identity Thief [2013] [R] - 6.6.9
Stolen identities allow a woman (Melissa McCarthy) to enjoy a posh lifestyle. But her style is cramped when a person (Jason Bateman) whose ID she uses comes after her. Also John Cho, Jon Favreau and Amanda Peet. Directed By Seth Gordon. [1:51]

Mental [2013] [R] - 5.6.6
Australian film about a woman (Toni Collette) who comes to help a family after their mother (Rebecca Gibney) goes to a psychiatric hospital; however, when she also turns out to be mentally unstable, their family has to band together. Also with Live Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia and Deborah Mailman. Directed by P.J. Hogan. [1:56]

Warm Bodies [2013] [PG-13] - 2.7.5
A horror comedy loosely based on "Romeo and Juliet," about a zombie (Nicholas Hoult) who falls in love with a human (Teresa Palmer). Both zombies and humans object to the relationship but young love may conquer even living death and compulsive brain eating. Also with Robert Corddry, John Malkovich and Dave Franco. Directed by Jonathan Levine. [1.37]


June 11

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters [2013] [R] - 6.9.5
Now all grown up, bounty hunters Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) have weapons, they know how to use them and their special family project is to eliminate the evil witches of their childhood, plus every other witch they can find. Also with Famke Janssen and Peter Storemare. Directed by Tommy Wirkola. [1:30]

Oz The Great and Powerful [2013] [PG] - 2.4.2
A carnival magician (James Franco) escapes a tornado in his hot air balloon while in Kansas and lands in a mysterious land. There, he meets many who ask his help in defeating the wickedest witch. Always dreaming of riches and glory, he cannot say no. Also with Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and Joey King. Directed by Sam Raimi. [2:10]

Snitch [2013] [PG-13] - 2.6.4
A man (Dwayne Johnson) goes undercover for the DEA and a US Attorney (Susan Sarandon) in order to gain the release of his son (Rafi Gavron) from a decade in prison for a drug crime he did not commit. Also with Berry Pepper, Jon Bernthal and Benjamin Bratt. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. [1:40]


June 18

The Last Exorcism Part II [2013] [PG-13] - 5.6.5
A young woman is the sole survivor of a terrible incident that killed her family. She finds herself in New Orleans and an unseen force begins to encroach into her life. Also with Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, David Jensen, Tarra Riggs, Louis Herthum, Muse Watson, Erica Michelle, Sharice A. Williams and Boyana Balta. Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly. [1:28]

Movie 43 [2013] [R] - 9.8.10
A star-studded cast plays out a series of skits held together by a crazed screenwriter's pitch to a befuddled, reluctant producer who ends up being threatened with being shot if he stops listening. With Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Jeremy Allen White, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Kieran Culkin, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Justin Long, Leslie Bibb, Uma Thurman, Kristen Bell, John Hodgman, Bobby Cannavale, Halle Berry, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Stephen Merchant, Gerard Butler, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Johnny Knoxville, Richard Gere, Jack McBrayer, Kate Bosworth, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Patrick Warburton, Terrence Howard and Josh Duhamel. Directed by Steven Brill, Peter Farrelly, Will Graham, Steve Carr, Griffin Dunne, James Duffy, Jonathan Van Tulleken, Elizabeth Banks, Patrik Forsberg, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff & James Gunn. [1:30]

Quartet [2013] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
In a retirement home for musicians several very talented people struggle with aging, while preparing for the annual concert to honor Verdi's birthday. Life is disrupted when the former wife of one of the residents arrives. Also with Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith, Andrew Sachs and Gwyneth Jones. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. [1:38]

Stoker [2013] [R] - 6.7.5
After a teenager's (Mia Wasikowska) father (Dermot Mulroney) dies in a car accident, her uncle (Matthew Goode), previously unknown to the family, comes to live with her and her mother (Nicole Kidman). She soon becomes infatuated with her mysterious and charming uncle, as does her mother. Also with Harmony Korine, Phyllis Somerville and Jacki Weaver. Directed by Chan-wood Park. [1:38]

21 and Over [2013] [R] - 7.6.10
A straight-laced honors student (Justin Chon) goes out drinking with his two best friends (Skylar Astin and Miles Teller) on his 21st birthday, despite the fact that it is the night before his medical school interview. Up all night, he becomes drunk, humiliated and his future is seemingly hopeless. Also with Sarah Wright, Jonathan Keltz and Francois Chau. Directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore. [1:33]


June 25

The Call [2013] [R] - 6.7.5
A 911 dispatcher (Halle Berry) works in a big city where she receives repeat calls from one man as he murders teenage girls. A call for help from the latest victim (Abigail Breslin) causes her to go out and confront the killer. Also with Morris Chestnut, Michael Imperioli and Michael Eklund. Directed by Brad Anderson. [1:35]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone [2013] [PG-13] - 5.5.5
Two magicians on the Las Vegas strip (Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi) are at the top, but after a long association and a stale act their friendship begins to fray. When competition appears from a street magician (Jim Carrey) who performs dangerous physical stunts they are prompted to get back to basics. Also with Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini. Directed by Don Scardino. [1:40]

Pusher [2012] [R] - 7.7.10
After a deal goes bad, a London drug dealer's life quickly spins out of control over the span of one week. With Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn and Mem Ferda. Directed by Luis Prieto. [1:29]



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