New Movies in Theaters this Friday May 31, 2013 (After Earth, Now You See Me...)

New movies coming out on Friday, 5-31-13:

 • After Earth

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Directed & written by M. Night Shyamalan, rated PG-13, 100-minute runtime.

IMDb OBSERVATION:  The movie opened in Canada and IMDb users have started chiming in with their user scores for the movie.

It's at 6.5/10.  That's actually not horrible.  M. Night's previous films have seen IMDb scores such as Devil (6.3), The Last Airbender (4.5), The Happening (5.1), Lady in the Water (5.6), The Village (6.5), Signs (6.7), Unbreakable (7.2), Stuart Little (5.8), The Sixth Sense (8.2).

He gained notoriety with Sixth Sense, and Unbreakable.  And Signs is one of my all-time favorites.  After that, his movies somewhat declined in the eyes of the fan.

Could After Earth actually get his track record back on track?  I can't imagine Will Smith would sign up for something totally mediocre, but we'll see.

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 • Now You See Me

The world's greatest illusionists - "The Four Horsemen" - pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances. The super-team of illusionists shower the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of an elite FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse.

Directed by Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk, The Transporter film franchise), it's rated PG-13.

It's a rich cast of actors...

Dave Franco,
Isla Fisher,
Jesse Eisenberg,
Mark Ruffalo,
Mélanie Laurent,
Michael Caine,
Morgan Freeman,
Woody Harrelson

This is a great cast, with Eisenberg playing the put-out, and superior minded player.  He's pretty good at that.

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 • The East
An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations

Directed and written by Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice), it's rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 116 minutes.

The cast includes...

Brit Marling,
Alexander Skarsgård,
Ellen Page,
Patricia Clarkson

It's opened in several film festivals and it has an IMDb user ratings score of 7.4.

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