Photo: In theaters today: This Is The End, Man of Steel -- Coming soon: World War Z
Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at what’s opening in theaters.
This Is The End (opened Wednesday)
-Stars: Seth Rogan, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Emma Watson
-Genre: Action, Comedy
-The gist: This is the End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
Man of Steel
-Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner
-Genre: Action, Drama
-The gist: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
20 Feet From Stardom
-Stars: Darlene Love, Tata Vega, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill
-The gist: Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
-Stars: Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers, Leyla Haidarian, Tshepo Maseko
-Genre: Action, Thriler
-The gist: A recently paroled man unwittingly picks up the wrong rental vehicle, having just got off a long haul flight. He soon realizes that he is the target of an entire police force that will use any means necessary to stop him and the tied up female “passenger” he discovers in the trunk, from getting to the courthouse to testify against top-to-bottom local corruption.
-Stars: Julia Stiles, Melissa George, Taye Diggs, David Harbour, Claudio Dabed, Eric Salazar
-Genre: Drama, Comedy
-The gist: In this darkly comedic drama, two couples reunite over two incendiary evenings where anything can happen. Grace and Carlo are a newly married New York couple who visit their old friends Sharyl and Joel in their huge Midwestern home. Despite their wealth, the hosts are in a bitterly destructive marriage. A few years later, the couples reunite in New York, only to find tables turned.
On June 21, the highly-anticipated World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, and Ludi Boeken hits theaters.