The Heat (R)
A funny comedy from the director of “Bridesmaids” about an uptight FBI special agent who is paired with a testy Boston cop in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. Neither woman has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. Melissa McCarthy is hilariously over the top as the cop. Also starring Sandra Bullock, Ben Falcone.
Man of Steel (PG-13)
Superman returns. A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage as Earth is invaded by members of his race. Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, also starring Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe.
Monsters University (G)
A prequel to the animated Pixar flick “Monsters, Inc.” about not-so-scary monsters in school to learn how to be scary. Starring the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and Helen Mirren.
Now You See Me (PG-13)
“Ocean’s Eleven” meets “The Italian Job” in this high pace heist movie. Nothing is what it seems as an FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who rob banks during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Woody Harrelson.
The Purge (R)
At a time in the near future the government allows a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized, called “the purge.” This sets up a horror/thriller about a family held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate. Starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, and Max Burkholder.
White House Down (PG-13)
The White House is under siege in this action thriller from “Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich. While on a tour a Capitol policeman must act to save his child and protect the president from a group of paramilitary invaders. Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
World War Z (PG-13)
Based on the 2006 apocalyptic horror novel of the same name by Max Brooks, an hirsute Brad Pitt plays a United Nations employee who travels the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is destroying armies, governments, and humanity itself. Also starring Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale.