The weekend movie preview for this first full weekend in June is headlined by the reunion of Wedding Crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson with The Internship. Ethan Hawke also makes his second walk down the horror hallway in The Purge, Joss Whedon follows up The Avengers with a little Shakespeare and some of his best-friend actors... and Anna Kendrick tries to save the world from the horror that is Rapture-Palooza.
The Internship: Vaughn and Wilson bring their comic chemistry to a story that focuses on a couple of "older" guys who, with no other career options on the table, pursue a titular position at the tech giant Google. While the film is not as crass as their last collaboration, it still possesses the same charm that enthralled audiences with their first pairing in 2005. As we stated in our The Internship review, it's fantastic to see Vaughn and Wilson together again... even if the movie is not quite perfect.
The Purge: In a world where crime rates are at an all-time low, we learn in The Purge that it is because of the annual night of mayhem that carries the titular name. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey are a married couple with two kids who believe that because of their walled-in fortress they are safe from the violence is legal for one night Purge. As we know, that is not the case. Hawke's son feels sorry for a man wandering the neighborhood injured and running away from people who want him dead, and opens their house and the horror begins. For more, check out our The Purge review.
Much Ado About Nothing: What does the man who brought The Avengers to life do as a follow-up? How about tackle one of the most popular William Shakespeare plays? Whedon is a gifted storyteller and one of the great stories in human history is in great hands. The filmmaker also gathered one fantastic cast, led by Whedon veterans Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg. As we reported in our Much Ado About Nothing review, this is one not to be missed film.
Rapture-Palooza: Craig Robinson is the devil. Well, he's the anti-Christ in this film that imagines what would happen if The Rapture started and follows those who are left behind that didn't quite get into heaven. The comedy throws everything at the screen, including swearing locusts and a zombie who does nothing but mow his lawn (Thomas Lennon). But, as said in our Rapture-Palooza review, the true star of the film, who makes the entire film electric, is Anna Kedrick.