Trailer Park - 5/23 Edition: ‘X-Men’ and ‘Blended’ hope to stand out in the box office mix

By Michelle Vaccaro,

Big names in film collaborate for this week’s new releases. Robin Williams and Mila Kunis star in a limited released drama while Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson unite for a comedy. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore also join forces for their third romantic comedy together. Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence co-star in the fifth film of the X-Men series.

The X-Men travel through time in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In order for the species to survive, the X-Men must return to the past and enter the lives of their younger selves in order to alter history. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage star in the PG-13 film. The action/adventure runs for two hours and eleven minutes.

A bad blind date turns two single parents off of dating in Blended. Their hopes of never seeing each other again are dashed when they sign up for a family vacation in Africa and end up having to share the same suite. Stuck together in a foreign country, the two begin to fall for each other. The PG-13 romantic comedy stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It plays for one hour and fifty-seven minutes.

Frequencies is set in a world where physics decides a person’s success and love. One college student tries to go against nature to get the love of his life. The sci-fi romantic drama is unrated. It’s playing in limited theaters for one hour and forty-five minutes.

An already bitter man is told that he doesn’t have long to live in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Believing that he only has ninety minutes left on earth, he tries to make right with all of the people in his life. The one hour and twenty-three minute drama stars Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones. The limited released film is rated R for language and sex.

Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson play a divorced couple whose money was stolen in The Love Punch. The two head to Paris to get their fortune back. They plan a jewel heist and begin to fall for each other once again. The PG-13 comedy is playing in limited theaters for one hour and thirty-four minutes.

A family man kills his home invader in Cold in July. Despite saving his family, he also puts them at risk when the burglar’s father gets out of prison and seeks revenge. The unrated drama runs for one hour and forty-nine minutes. The film is based on Joe R. Lansdale’s novel and is available in limited theaters.

An English professor and an art teacher create a competition between their students in Words and Pictures. Both with former success in their respective subjects, the two educators look for inspiration in their own work and hope to inspire their students as well. Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star in the PG-13 romance. The limited released film plays for one hour and fifty-one minutes.

The Spanish drama The Dance of Reality reflects on the life of Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky. It showcases his youth and blurs the line between reality and imagination. The unrated drama is subtitled in English and is playing in limited theaters for two hours and ten minutes.

The collaborations continue next week as Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris hit the big screen in A Million Ways to Die. Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent also debuts on May 30.

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