Big-Screen Cheat Sheet: Which Movie Should You See This Weekend?

From This Is The End to Man of Steel, get the scoop on what's playing in theaters

From James Franco and Seth Rogen battling the apocalypse and trying to save the world -- and their lives in This Is The End to Henry Cavill suiting up and saving the planet and the beautiful Amy Adams as Lois Lane in Man of Steel, here are the movies to check out.

Will you be grabbing your popcorn and catching one of them this weekend?

 

‘This Is The End’ (June 12)

This Is The End Review

Columbia Pictures

Short Story: When celebrities come face-to-face with the apocalypse, what is there to do but party? At least, that’s the best option for Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel (playing themselves) who are living it up at James Franco’s house when the end of the world comes upon them. Emma Watson, Rihanna, Michael Cera and other celebs also appear.
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What They’re Saying: “The degree to which viewers enjoy This Is the End depends entirely on the degree to which they enjoy watching Rogen, Franco and their cohorts riff, bounce off and diss one another, often with the most unsavory sexual references at their disposal.” -- The Washington Post

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82%

Good for Kids? Definitely not! This exceedingly raunchy flick is rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and violence. But despite that, Common Sense Media says “for older teens and adults, the movie is very funny.”
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‘The Bling Ring’ (June 14, limited release)

The Bling Ring Review

A24 Films

Short Story: Ever wonder what the inside of Paris Hilton’s closet looks like? Ask The Bling Ring, a group of Hollywood-obsessed teens who robbed a number of celebrities’ houses in 2008 and 2009. Based on a true story, Sofia Coppola’s latest follows Nicki (Emma Watson) and friends on their shopping spree -- until they get caught, that is.
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What They’re Saying:The Bling Ring would be more effective if it instilled some desire in us, some way for us to connect with the hankering that drives these kids.” -- LA Weekly

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 60%

Good for Kids? For parents looking to teach their kids an important lesson, The Bling Ring is the perfect choice. According to Common Sense Media, the R-rated film (for drug and alcohol use and language) sheds “a more comical light on the teens' spontaneity but doesn't forget to portray the life-changing consequences, too.”
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‘Man of Steel’ (June 14)

Man of Steel Review

Warner Bros.

Short Story: If you think you know everything about Superman, think again! In director Zack Snyder’s reboot of the superhero franchise, journalist Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) must face his otherworldly roots when Earth comes under attack. Also starring Amy Adams as love Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Clark’s mother and father.
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What They’re Saying: “Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer have managed to become Superman’s very own Kryptonite, stripping the iconic character of his greatest assets: wit, charm and most importantly, hope; rendering Man of Steel this blockbuster season’s biggest disappointment.” -- Fox News

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 63%

Good for Kids? Young nerds and old nerds alike will want to see this PG-13-rated Superman reboot. Common Sense Media tells viewers to expect “intense sci-fi action, violence and some strong language.”
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‘The Internship’ (June 7)

The Internship Review

20th Century Fox/TheInternshipMovie.com

Short Story: Newly unemployed buddies Nick (Owen Wilson) and Billy (Vince Vaughn) are accepted into a highly competitive internship program with Google -- and that’s the easy part! Now they need to fit in with their young, tech-savvy coworkers and a cranky internship coordinator (Aasif Mandvi). Nothing a quick Google search can’t solve, right?
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What They’re Saying: The Social Network it isn’t — nor does it try to be — but this big-hearted underdog comedy from director Shawn Levy is, much like its two leads, exceedingly affable and good-natured despite being undeniably long in the tooth.” -- Variety

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 32%

Good for Kids? Those who have seen Wedding Crashers know all about Vaughn and Wilson’s crude sense of humor. But Common Sense Media still reminds parents to expect “references to drinking, language, sex and other mature content that's likely best suited for teens and up.”
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‘The Purge’ (June 7)

The Purge Review

Universal Pictures

Short Story: What would the nation look like if all crime were legal? In director James DeMonaco’s version of the year 2022, that’s exactly what happens for 12 hours in March. And this year, the main target is entrepreneur James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and his family, who are taken hostage during the annual anarchy.
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What They’re Saying:The Purge never threatens to become more than the sum of its various parts.” -- Associated Press

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 39%

Good for Kids? Taking into account The Purge’s pro-brutality plot and R-rating for violence and language, this flick is definitely not appropriate for young viewers.

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