Two wildly different offerings hit theaters this weekend. The first is a sci-fi/action/thriller about monsters fighting giant robots; the other is the sequel to a surprisingly successful comedy featuring a set of four men acting like children.
The moviegoing weekend gets off to a mid-week start with Independence Day falling on a Thursday. On Wednesday, two big-time blockbuster wannabes hit theaters—one featuring a beloved summer-movie star of years past, the other a sequel to a 2010 animated smash.
We have another comedy/action pairing of flicks hitting theaters this weekend. The first is a reunion of sorts between the director and co-star of the summer 2011 hit 'Bridesmaids,' and the second should sound oddly familiar to anyone who caught 'Olympus Has Fallen' back in March.
Authorities uncovered a wide-ranging scheme in which the owners of more than a dozen 7-Eleven convenience stores in New York and Virginia hired illegal immigrant workers, gave them fake identities, stole their wages and forced them to live in boarding houses, effectively creating a "modern-day plantation system."
It's another big weekend at the cineplex, with the return of one of the most famous superheroes of all time, plus an end-of-the-world story about a bunch of stoners played by actors playing themselves. Should be fun whichever path you take.
After the Memorial Day weekend trio of 'Fast & Furious 6,' 'The Hangover Part III' and 'Epic' led to the sixth-biggest box office weekend of all time, this weekend's pair of new releases have a pretty tough act to follow when it comes to creating excitement at theaters.
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