From marital issues to ‘Mortal Instruments,’ more movies of summer 2013
BY CINDY PEARLMAN May 1, 2013 11:48PM
Updated: May 2, 2013 9:50PM
“Peeples” (May 10) Kerry Washington wants to marry her sweet boyfriend Wade (Craig Robinson), except there are problems including his lack of direction and her family secrets.
“Love Is All You Need” (May 10) Pierce Brosnan is a widower who links up with a married former cancer patient (Trine Dryholm) at the wedding of their kids in Italy.
“Black Rock” (May 17) Kate Bosworth finds out the hard way that you really shouldn’t go to a desolate Maine island with your two best gal pals (Lake Bell and Katie Aselton) unless you want to be hunted by some local lunatics.
“The Iceman” (May 17) Michael Shannon takes on the true tale of a contract killer whose family has no idea how he pays the bills.
“What Maisie Knew” (May 24) Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgaard star in the story of a little girl who is pulled in both directions when her parents decide to divorce.
“Frances Ha” (May 24) Indie princess Greta Gerwig stars for director Noah Baumbach as a dancer trying to figure out her twentysomething existence.
“After Earth” (May 31) Will Smith and son Jaden team up in a sci-fi story about a futuristic interplanetary ranger and his kid whose ship crashes on a hostile planet devoid of people: Earth.
“The East” (May 31) Brit Marling is an operative trying to expose a radical fringe group that wants to narc on major corporations. Will she stay loyal to her cause or realize that they might have a point?
“Before Midnight” (May 31) It has been 18 years since they met in Vienna in “Before Sunrise,” and now Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) are hitched with kids and on a vacation in Greece, where they try to figure out where love goes … and if it can come back.
“Now You See Me” (May 31) Jesse Eisenberg joins up with Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson in the story of a group of magicians who decide to rob a bank. Mark Ruffalo is the FBI agent trying to bring them down.
“The Purge” (June 7) It’s the summer of Ethan Hawke! In this one, he’s swept up in this question: If you could commit a crime without any punishment, would you do it?
“The Kings of Summer” (June 7) Minooka’s Nick Offerman stars as the adult in the story of three teens who spend a summer building a cabin in the woods and then living out there.
“The Internship” (June 7) Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson buddy up for the first time since 2005’s “Wedding Crashers” as interns at Google.
“This Is the End” (June 12) Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson are buddies facing the end of the world and attending a party at Franco’s home in Los Angeles. Watch for Emma Watson and Rihanna to also show.
“The Bling Ring” (June 21) Emma Watson stars in true-life tale of celeb-loving teens who band together and steal almost $3 million worth of stuff from the mansions of stars, including Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Bilson. Paris Hilton plays herself.
“Much Ado About Nothing” (June 21) Joss Whedon really steps out of “The Avengers” territory as he calls the shots for Nathan Fillion and Amy Acker in this black-and-white version of the Bard’s classic.
“The Heat” (June 28) Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock are odd couple cops (Mel is the loose Boston street cop and Sandy is a rigid FBI type) who must join forces to solve a crime.
“Unfinished Song” (June 28) Terence Stamp plays Arthur, a man who honors his late wife’s wishes by joining an unconventional choir.
“The Way, Way Back” (July 5) The Sundance favorite is about a sensitive teenager (Liam James) stuck going for a beach vacation with his mom and her not-so-nice boyfriend (Steve Carell). At the local water park, he meets Owen (Sam Rockwell, playing the nice, supportive type for a change).
“Pacific Rim” (July 12) Guillermo del Toro fans are counting the days until the release of this sci-fi flick about man’s last chance against nasty aliens. On the side of the humans: They get to drive cool robots called Jaegers. They also have Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam on their side.
“Grown Ups 2” (July 12) Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart and Salma Hayek are back as they get through one summer day where someone who looks a lot like “Twilight’s” Taylor Lautner shows up. Wait, it is Taylor!
“The Conjuring” (July 19) Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are hunting ghosts and wind up getting involved in an exorcism.
“R.I.P.D” (July 19) Jeff “The Dude” Bridges and Ryan Reynolds are dead cops who are back to serve and protect. Based on the graphic novel.
“Only God Forgives” (July 19) Ryan Gosling re-teams with his “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn for a rough, bloody boxing tale set in Bangkok.
“Girl Most Likely” (July 19) Kristen Wiig is a writer who wants her ex-boyriend (Brian Petsos) back, but she goes too far with her suicide attempt and winds up with her mother (Annette Bening).
“Fruitvale Station” (July 31) Michael B. Jordan (“The Wire”) stars in the story of the last day of a young man’s life before an Oakland transit cop shoots him on New Year’s Day on the platform of the Fruitvale train station.
“The To-Do List” (August) Aubrey Plaza and Bill Hader star in the tale of a young woman who has spent high school studying and now wants a little bit more sexual experience before she hits college.
“2 Guns” (Aug. 2) Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are a DEA agent and undercover Navy intelligence officer who are sent to spy on each other, but then figure out that this investigation might be mob-driven.
“300: Rise of an Empire” (Aug. 2) When 2007’s “300” grossed $450 million worldwide, a sequel was a given. Gerard Butler sits out this one, which instead centers on the Persians and the Athenians battling it out with a ripped Rodrigo Santoro and a sexy Eva Green at the helm.
“Elysium” (Aug. 9) Matt Damon and Jodie Foster are in the year 2154, where wealthy types live on a space station and the rest of the world is stuck on a dying planet Earth. Can the two worlds come together?
“Lovelace” (Aug. 9) Amanda Seyfried takes it all off as porn star Linda Lovelace in this biopic of the woman who starred in “Deep Throat.” Pete Sarsgaard is her abusive husband.
“We’re the Millers” (Aug. 9) Jennifer Aniston is a down-on-her-luck stripper who pretends to be married to Jason Sudeikis and lies that Emma Roberts and Will Poulter are their kids in order to appear like a normal American family. In reality, they’re trying to bring in 1,500 kilos of pot from Mexico.
“Kick-Ass 2” (Aug. 16) In the sequel to the 2010 hit, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) teams with Col. Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey) to fight against Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), who also is dealing with the realities of not fitting in when it comes to high school.
“Austenland” (Aug. 16) Get out your corsets and hankies! Women look for love and meet at a Jane Austen re-enactment event starring Keri Russell.
“The World’s End” (Aug. 23) Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman join forces with their “Shaun of the Dead” director for a sci-fi comedy.
“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” (Aug. 23) Lily Collins stars in the next wannabe teen franchise. This one is based on Cassandra Clare’s best sellers about a New York teen who finds out that she also belongs in a supernatural world. Talk about identity crisis.
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