Memorial Day weekend heats up at the box office.
The crew is back for Fast & Furious 6. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez, the actors reprise their roles for the action-packed Universal franchise. The latest installment finds Dom Teretto (Diesel) and former FBI agent Brian O’Conner (Walker) agreeing to assist Luke Hobbs, played by Johnson, to track down some European car thieves. Dom’s biggest motive to help comes from realizing that Letty Ortiz (Rodriguez), who has teamed up with the criminals, isn’t dead. The car-chasing flick is directed by Justin Lin.
Another franchise film to hit theaters this week comes from Todd Phillips‘ and his third installment of The Hangover. Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms return with another epic adventure to Vegas. The popular series also features Ken Jeong and John Goodman with a cameo from Melissa McCarthy as Alan’s (Galifianakis) newfound soulmate.
Meanwhile, the family-friendly, animated film Epic follows a teenage girl transported to a whimsical forest. The Chris Wedge-directed film is voiced by Beyonce, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried and Aziz Ansari.
Read what The Hollywood Reporter‘s film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker return for the sixth installment in the Universal’s action franchise, which is already prepping a seventh film slated for next summer. Read Todd McCarthy‘s review here.
The third installment of director Todd Phillips’ phenomenally popular series finds Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms back in Vegas. Read Stephen Farber‘s review here.
Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried and Christoph Waltz lead the voice cast for the 3D, CG-animated adventure fantasy. Read Michael Rechtshaffen‘s review here.
Documentary-maker Alex Gibney follows Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God with this detailed examination of Julian Assange and his information-sharing WikiLeaks operation. Read David Rooney‘s review here.
Delpy, Hawke and Linklater reunite for a third remarkable installment of the Before… series. Read John DeFore‘s review here.
Rama Burshstein‘s unusual first feature is almost a rom com pairing young Israeli actors Yiftach Klein and Hadas Yaron. Read Deborah Young‘s review here.
In their feature debut, Tom Bean and Luke Poling examine the balance of gimmickry and seriousness in Plimpton’s strange career. Read John DeFore’s review here.
A trio of senior citizens make life hell for actor J.K. Simmons in this outrageous mockumentary. Read Frank Scheck‘s review here.
Andrew Semans‘ feature debut stars Will Rogers as a grad student who is desperately searching for his copy of the book Little Dorrit. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.
Doin’ It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC
This loving documentary chronicles the history and social impact of NYC’s outdoor “b-ball” scene. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.