The Avengers (PG-13)
Featuring iconic Marvel super heroes. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) of S.H.I.E.L.D. pulls together a team of super humans to save the Earth from Loki and his army: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). Breaking box office records left and right. Seems as though most everyone who has seen this film likes it.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)
Seven elderly Britons, separately, decide to retire to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in Jaipur, India. They discovered the place on the Internet, but they find they were misled. It isn’t as grand or exotic as they expected. They deal with the situation in a wide range of ways, some of which are funny and all entertaining. A sweet story about the senior set that has received good reviews. Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith.
Dark Shadows (PG-13)
Director Tim Burton gets it on again with Johnny Depp in this revival of the 1960s cult-classic soap opera, without the drama. It is a comedy-fantasy about an imprisoned vampire who is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Eva Green.
The Hunger Games (PG-13)
The much-anticipated action-oriented adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s young adult novel by the same name. Set in a dystopian future where the income gap is greater than ever, 24 youths fight to the death every year in a televised spectacle designed to entertain the rich and give the poor enough hope to quell any further unrest. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. This film is a critical and commercial success.
The Intouchables (R)
Based on a true story, an affluent quadriplegic hires a young Parisian petty criminal as his caregiver. The two form a bond that changes both their lives. This is an irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility that has broken box office records all over Europe. In French with subtitles. Starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy, and Anne Le Ny.
Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)
Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her in this epic action-adventure. Snow White has been in training in the art of war with the huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who had been dispatched to kill her. Well received by reviewers and audiences.