In theaters Friday June 7 are two major studio releases in addition to one independent feature that’s generating serious buzz.
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reunite for a new comedy, ‘The Internship’ which is the second on-screen pairing for the two. Can they recapture the chemistry from ‘The Wedding Crashers’ or might a darker sci-fi thriller surprise audiences and ticket sales this weekend?
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up again in a comedy about two technology-challenged salesmen who are accepted into an internship at Google.
Expect the duo’s chemistry to override some of the more cliché generational jokes as Wilson and Vaughn compete with young techie geniuses for a permanent spot at Google.
Director Shawn Levy is best known for the ‘Night at the Museum’ movies and ‘Date Night’ with Steve Carell and Tina Fey.
Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey are featured in the creative suspense film ‘The Purge.’
‘The Purge’ with it’s dark take on government-sanctioned crime as a means of alleviating social stresses, just might be what audiences flock to prior to the optimistic ‘Man of Steel’ June 14.
Once per year, all criminal activity in the United States becomes legal for 12 hours. Even murder. As citizens purge their dark and violent fantasies by exercising their right to inflict mayhem, all emergency services are suspended. No police. No hospitals.
Ethan Hawke plays James Sandin, who has isolated his family during the annual purge from the outside world. When an intruder gains access to Sandin’s home, events will unfold that will threaten the family’s very survival.
This high-concept home invasion story comes courtesy of horror movie specialists Blumhouse Productions, whose previous films include the ‘Paranormal Activity’ series.
‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Joss Whedon’s new independent film is also being released in select cities on June 7. Whedon directed popular superhero blockbuster film “The Avengers” but has followed that feature up with an intimate update of a William Shakespeare romantic comedy.
Director Joss Whedon has followed up his monstrously successful ‘Avengers’ with one of Wm. Shakespeare’s most widely known romantic comedies.
The film stars Nathan Fillion (televisions ‘Castle’), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson from ‘The Avengers’), and Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker as mismatched lovers Benedick and Beatrice.
The contemporary production, shot in black and white, was reportedly lensed in only twelve days on Whedon’s own property. As a way for the director to relax from the high expectations and pressures of shooting ‘The Avengers,’ Whedon invited some of his talented friends over to make a movie.
‘Much Ado’ is a limited release this June 7 but will expand slowly into more cities and theaters over the next several weeks.
To brush up on Shakespeare’s classic tale, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is available on iBooks. That might hold you over until the film makes its way to your local Multiplex or independent theater.