Movies Released May 4, 2012

Friday, May 4

155 mins

The Avengers

The Avengers will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk and more, as they are forced to band together to battle the biggest foe they’ve ever faced.
Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Joss Whedon
Action Adventure Superhero 3D Shot-In-3D

Mother's Day

Three brothers on the run from the law head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Mother ingeniously orchestrates her sons' escape, teaching the house's new owners and their guests a few lessons along the way.
Alexa Vega, Matt O'Leary, Oren Koules, Jaime King, Darren Lynn Bousman, Brett Ratner, Jonathan Zucker, Rebecca De Mornay
Thriller Suspense Horror Remake

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.
Ol Parker, John Madden, Graham Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Peter Czernin, Deborah Moggach, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith
Drama Adaptation
97 mins

Death of a Superhero

A teenage comicbook artist suffering from leukemia finds escape from the harsh realities of life in his illustrated adventures, in which the indestructible Miracle Man fights a never-ending battle against his arch-nemesis, the mad scientist known as the Glove.
Andy Serkis, Anthony McCarten, Michael McElhatton, Ian Fitzgibbon, Astrid Kahmke, Philipp Kreuzer, Thomas Sangster, Sharon Horgan
Drama Fantasy Teen

The Perfect Family

Suburban supermom Eileen Cleary (Kathleen Turner) has been nominated for the coveted Catholic Woman of the Year Award at her local parish, and only one final test remains—introducing her family to the board for the seal of approval. Now, as she finally faces the reality of the nonconformist family she’s been glossing over for years, her meddling reaches hilarious new heights in this dysfunctional family comedy.
Anne Renton, Elizabeth Pena, Paula Goldberg, Claire Riley, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Cora Olson, Kathleen Turner
Comedy Satire
New York / Los Angeles
2 / 5
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Meeting Evil

When John Fleton, a depressed suburban family man and recently fired realtor, offers to help a stranger, Richie, with his car, John is sucked into a surreal, nightmarish murder spree that forces him to question everything about his life, his mode of behavior, and the very nature of evil...
Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Wilson, Chris Fisher, Leslie Bibb, Peyton List
Thriller
97 mins

LOL

The story centers on a teenage girl (Miley Cyrus) who is dumped by her more sexually experienced boyfriend (George Finn) while her divorcee mother (Demi Moore) struggles to move on with her life. Ashley Greene will play a high school bad girl, and Thomas Jane will be Cyrus' father.
Thomas Jane, Gina Gershon, Fisher Stevens, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Adam G. Sevani, Stacey Sher, Demi Moore
Comedy Remake
90 mins

First Position

For the young dancers at the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, lifelong dreams are at stake. With hundreds competing for a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman's documentary, First Position, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries all while navigating the drama of adolescence.
Bess Kargman
Documentary
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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A Little Bit of Heaven

Kate Hudson plays a woman who learns she has been stricken with cancer before meeting a new guy (Gael Garcia Bernal). Lucy Punch will play the woman's best friend and advertising agency co-worker.
Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, John Davis, Mark Gill, Lucy Punch, Peter Dinklage, Treat Williams, Nicole Kassell
Comedy Romance

Last Call At The Oasis

A documentary about Earth's most valuable resource, water.
Jessica Yu
Documentary

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