Movies Released June 3, 2011

Friday, June 3

132 mins

X-Men: First Class

The film, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
Rose Byrne, Zoe Kravitz, Simon Kinberg, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, January Jones
Action Adventure Sequel
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
87 mins

The Lion of Judah

The story of Easter as seen through the eyes of a pig, horse, rat, rooster, cow and donkey.
Scott Eastwood, Deryck Broom, Roger Hawkins, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Madsen
Animation 3D
113 mins

Empire of Silver

China, 1899. In a land of exquisite beauty and timeless tradition a young man known as ‘Third Master’ is the heir to a banking fortune he cares little about. However, after his brother’s wife is kidnapped he reluctantly submits to the pressure of his title and his father, Lord Kang. Lord Kang is determined to prepare his son for financial leadership by molding Third Master into his own image. But the strong-willed businessman’s methods do not sit well with Third Master, who sees the salvation of his business in following the righteous path of his ancestors. Third Master and Lord Kang’s tense relationship is further complicated by the son’s feelings for his beautiful young stepmother -- his first and only love -- stolen from him by his own father.
Christina Yao, Aaron Kwok
Drama Biography Romance

Beginners

Beginners explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent) only months after his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who – following 44 years of marriage – came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life.
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Goran Visnjic, Lars Knudsen, Melanie Laurent, Mike Mills, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
105 mins

Rejoice and Shout

A documentary that traces the evolution of Gospel through its many musical styles – the spirituals and early hymns, the four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing into Gospel, the emergence of Soul, and the blending of Rap and Hip Hop elements.
Don McGlynn, Joe Lauro
Documentary
New York
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Love, Wedding, Marriage

The story centers on a newlywed marriage counselor (Mandy Moore) who is thrown for a loop when she learns that her parents, whose marriage she's always idealized, are headed for divorce. She sets out on a disastrous path to save their marriage at the expense of her own, manipulating loved ones to achieve her objectives. Kellan Lutz will play her husband; James Brolin and Jane Seymour will play the parents.
Dermot Mulroney, Nathalie Marciano, Mandy Moore, Jane Seymour, James Brolin, Michelle Chydzik, Caprice Crane, Anouska Chydzik Bryson
Drama Comedy
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Submarine

A 15-year-old boy has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father for her dance teacher.
Ben Stiller, Sally Hawkins, Richard Ayoade, Mark Herbert, Michael Sheen, Paddy Considine, Craig Roberts, Mary Louise Burke
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Last Mountain

The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America's struggle to balance its energy needs and environmental concerns, so the daring solution proposed by this small Appalachian community takes on national significance when Bobby Kennedy, Jr. joins the Appalachian families to fight the extraordinary and insidious power of Big Coal.
Bill Haney, Peter Rhodes
Documentary
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Beautiful Boy

When an unhappily married couple learns their teenage son is the shooter in a college campus massacre, they struggle to find refuge from both the media and their mutual grief.
Maria Bello, Alan Tudyk, Michael Sheen, Richard Gabai, Shawn Ku, Michael Armbruster, Mark Moran
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Film Socialisme

As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean, Godard embarks on a state of the EU address in a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations and pure cinematographic beauty.
Jean-Luc Godard
Drama
New York
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Friday, June 3