In Theaters This Weekend: 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'Black Rock' and More

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"Star Trek"

What THR's critics say about the movies opening this week.

Let's head into the future, again.

Star Trek Into Darkness, sequel to 2009's Star Trek, sees Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leading a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction and settle a personal score. Aboard the USS Enterprise are returning cast members Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. Paramount's sci-fi followup, co-written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, is directed by J.J. Abrams.

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.

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Star Trek Into Darkness

J.J. Abrams returns to direct the crew of the Enterprise as Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana face off against Benedict Cumberbatch. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Black Rock

The thriller, already acquired by LD Distribution, finds Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and Katie Aselton running from homicidal veterans on a remote island. Read Justin Lowe's review here.


A former CIA agent and his daughter are pursued by assassins in Philipp Stolzl's action thriller. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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Frances Ha

The low-budget black-and-white film, which centers on an adorable misfit, bears a passing similarity to Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.


Absorbingly sensuous period drama from an exciting new French writing/directing talent. Read Neil Young's review here.


South Korean master Kim Ki-duk returns to form in an offbeat tale starring Cho Min-soo -- who is bound to be a best actress contender -- and Lee Jung-jin. Read Deborah Young's review here.

The English Teacher

Craig Zisk moves from TV to big screen with the story of a teacher (Julianne Moore) who sleeps with a former student. Read John DeFore's review here.

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Romain Duris and Deborah Francois headline this retro rom-com from first-time director Regis Roinsard. Read Jordan Mintzer's review here.

33 Postcards

Guy Pearce stars in this drama about an Australian prison inmate and his Chinese foster child. Read Frank Scheck's review here.


Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri Roshan's doc follows three activists from around the world who face a rocky path fixing eco-issues. Read John DeFore's review here.