Soren Andersen wrote for Seattle Times, “Ridiculously exciting. Which is to say it’s so exciting it’s ridiculous. But in a good way. It’s an epic viewing experience.”
Richard Corliss wrote for Time, “Provides bustling fun equal to its modest ambitions. Has a severe case of arrested development. At times, the viewer is almost prodded to mutter, ‘Grow up!’”
Story: After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Jon Lee Brody, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Felicity Wren, Nolan North, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Tom Archdeacon
Release Date: May 16, 2013 | From: Paramount | Rating: PG-13 | Length: 2 hr. 9 min.
Ann Hornaday wrote for Washington Post, “Hyper-real, hyper-active, hyperbolic. Despite timely relevance, enduring truths and Luhrmann’s earnest efforts, he — and we — finally can’t help but fail to grasp it.”
James Berardinelli wrote for Reel Views, “There’s a soullessness to the proceedings that saps it of energy. There are too many out-of-period tweaks.”
Story: A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, Adelaide Clemens, Callan McAuliffe, Amitabh Bachchan, Gemma Ward, Elizabeth Debicki, Vince Colosimo, Jack Thompson, Jacek Koman, Richard Carter
Release Date: May 10, 2013 | From: Warner Bros. | Rating: PG-13 | Length: 2 hr. 23 min.
Bill Goodykoontz wrote for Arizona Republic, “The elements are all there. They’re just thrown together in haphazard fashion. A funny scene here, an attempt at a touching scene there, toss, repeat randomly, the end.”
David Germain wrote for Associated Press, “These all are amiable people, decent people, sometimes funny people. But unfortunately, the peeps of ‘Peeples’ just aren’t very memorable people.”
Story: Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s hand in marriage.
Director: Tina Gordon Chism
Cast: Kerry Washington, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, Craig Robinson, Ana Gasteyer, Tyler James Williams, Kali Hawk, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Diahann Carroll, Malcolm Barrett, Melvin Van Peebles, Briana Marin, Emilio Delgado, Wade Allain-Marcus, Tuffy Questell
Release Date: May 10, 2013 | From: Lionsgate | Length: 1 hr. 35 min.
Claudia Puig wrote for USA Today, “Rambunctious. A briskly paced thrill ride until about 90 minutes in, when the excitement wanes. A few late-breaking surprises re-invigorate the tale, however.”
Glenn Kenny wrote for MSN Movies, “Loud, frenetic, filled with fast-moving, quick-cutting action involving so many figures in motion that one’s eyes start to feel like badly abused ping pong balls after a bit.”
Story: When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, William Sadler, Bingbing Fan, James Badge Dale, Stan Lee, Yvonne Zima, Stephanie Szostak, Dale Dickey
Director: Shane Black
Release Date: May 3, 2013 | DVD Release: TBD | From: Walt Disney Pictures | Rating: PG-13 | Length: 2 hr. 20 min.
Rene Rodriguez wrote for Miami Herald, “Unusual, genre-defying. The work of a filmmaker with a cracked sense of humor that he is able to share with the audience.”
Steve Persall wrote for Tampa Bay Times, “Sledgehammer-subtle.”
Story: A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong, Ed Harris, Anthony Mackie, Mindy Robinson, Tony Shalhoub, William Haze, Rob Corddry, Kurt Angle, Jeff Chase, Michael Rispoli, Tony Plana, Larry Hankin
Release Date: April 26, 2013 | DVD Release: TBD | From: Paramount | Rating: R | Length: 2 hr. 9 min.