Memorial Day weekend is upon once again!
Weekends are already a busy time for movie theaters; after all, that’s when most moviegoers can find the time to go. Friday is also the day when studios release their new nationwide films.
But what makes holiday weekends like Memorial Day special is that extra day off. Since many moviegoers are out of school or off of work Monday, that means an additional day to see a new movie—or catch up on one that’s already opened.
So whether you plan on seeing a new release or catching up on a movie you've been wanting to see, here's what playing in theaters this weekend:
tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world ... and ours.
Directed by Chris Wedge, Epic
features the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried and Aziz Ansari.
Fast & Furious 6
Since Dom and Brian's Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.
Meanwhile, Hobbs has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty. The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.
Directed by Justin Lin, Fast & Furious 6
stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez.
The Hangover Part III
After the death of his father, Alan turns to the Wolfpack in his time of grief. This time, there's no wedding, no bachelor party--just one simple road trip. What could possibly go wrong?
Directed by Todd Philips, The Hangover Part III
stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong and Heather Graham.
This would also be the perfect time to see these newly-released movies:
Star Trek Into Darkness
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. More...
Iron Man 3
Marvel's Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. More...
The Great Gatsby
The film follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. More...