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New Movie Releases — May 2013

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We’re at the start of summer, which means movies are getting bigger and bigger. The new movie releases for May 2013 are full of superheroes, fast cars and one deep-space adventure — and that’s not even half of it.

May 3

Iron Man 3‘ (3D) – Directed by Shane Black. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley. When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Greetings from Tim Buckley‘ (Limited) – Directed by Daniel Algrant. Starring Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots and William Sadler. A chronicle of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s performance at his father’s tribute concert in 1991.

May 10

The Great Gatsby‘ – Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Joel Edgerton. A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor in New York.

‘Peeples’ – Directed by Tina Gordon Chism. Starring Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier. Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s hand in marriage.

Aftershock‘ (Limited) – Directed by Nicolas Lopez. Starring Eli Roth, Andrea Osvart and Ariel Levy. In Chile, a group of travelers, who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits, quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.

Sightseers‘ (Limited) – Directed by Ben Wheatley. Starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram. Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Stories We Tell‘ (Limited) – Directed by Sarah Polley. A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

May 17

Star Trek Into Darkness‘ (3D) – Directed by J.J. Abrams. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch. 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.

‘Black Rock’ (Limited) – Directed by Katie Aselton. Starring Katie Aselton, Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth. Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.

‘The English Teacher’ (Limited) – Directed by Craig Zisk. Starring Julianne Moore, Lily Collins, and Michael Angarano. An English teacher’s life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.

‘Frances Ha’ (Limited) – Directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, and Adam Driver. A story that follows a New York woman (with no real apartment) who apprentices for a dance company (though she’s not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.

May 23

The Hangover Part 3‘ – Directed by Todd Phillips. Starring Bradley CooperZach Galifianakis and Ed Helms. This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

May 24

Epic‘ (3D) – Directed by Chris Wedge. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Beyonce Knowles, and Josh Hutcherson. A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world — and ours.

Fast and Furious 6‘ – Directed by Justin Lin. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. Agent Hobbs enlists the aid of Dom and co. to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.

Before Midnight‘ (Limited) – Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

May 31

After Earth‘ – Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Isabelle Fuhrman. A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Now You See Me‘ – Directed by Louis Leterrier. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Morgan Freeman. FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

The Purge‘ – Directed by James DeMonaco. Starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey and Tony Oller. If on one night every year you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? Over the course of a single night, a family will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home.

The East‘ (Limited) – Directed by Zal Batmanglij. Starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page and Shiloh Fernandez. An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

‘The Kings of Summer’ (Limited) – Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Starring Nick Offerman, Moises Arias and Nick Robinson. Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

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