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Transformers: Age of Extinction | Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs. PG-13. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Li Bingbing.
Think Like A Man Too | In the sequel, inspired by Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like a Lady,” all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. PG-13. Starring: Adam Brody, Michael Ealy and Jerry Ferrara. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
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Jersey Boys | The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. R. Starring: Christopher Walken, Vincent Piazza and Freya Tingley. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
22 Jump Street | After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. R. Starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 | Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. PG. Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and Kit Harington. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
The Fault in Our Stars | Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. PG-13. Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Willem Dafoe. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
Edge of Tomorrow | Lt. Col. Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop – forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. PG-13. Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
Maleficent | A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman with stunning black wings, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army of humans threatens the harmony of the land. PG. Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Juno Temple. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
A Million Ways to Die in the West | After cowardly Albert backs out of a gunfight because he’s never fired his gun, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man – the proprietor of the town’s foremost moustache emporium. When he accidentally saves the life of a mysterious and beautiful woman, she helps him find his courage and learn to stand up for himself. R. Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
Chef | Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. R. Starring: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo. Critic’s rating: n/a.
Blended: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. PG-13. Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore and Bella Thorne. Critic’s rating: 1.5 stars.
XMen: Days of Future Past | The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. PG-13. Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
Godzilla | This spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. PG-13. Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe and Elizabeth Olsen. Critic’s rating: 2 stars.
Million Dollar Arm | In a last-ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitcher. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition. PG. Starring: John Hamm, Bill Paxton and Lake Bell. Critic’s rating: 3 stars.
Nei ghbors | A comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. R. Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco and Rose Byrne. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.
The Amazing Spider Man 2 | For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: Only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. PG-13. Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan. Critic’s rating: 2.5 stars.