WEEKEND FIRST MAY 18 : Weekly Movie Comings & Goings

by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor

It's one of those split weeks. "The Dictator" opened May 16 and "Battlefield", along with "What Do You Do When You're Expecting" debuts May 18.

While next week's "Men in Black III" has the biggest buzzers sounding, a second film will scare you to death. Taking "extreme adventure" to new levels, a group hires a guide to inspect the radioactive ruins surrounding Chernobyl.

The scenario for "Chernobyl Diaries" may be fictional, but the film treads on real worries , especially when recalling the Fukishima disaster last year in Japan. Although the mainstream media hardly comment, those who have ventured onto alternative paths have found discussions and predictions that  question the use of nuclear energy not only in Japan but in America and across the world. 

"China Syndrone" chronicled a melt-down at a nuclear plant prior to the near miss. The flick came out to little response, but after the accident in Pennsylvania, the filmmakers (and marketers) took on the sense of oracles (i.e. future predictors ).

Once you venture off the summer 2012 blockbuster pathway, you will observe that doomsday and the environment reoccur as themes. June's "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" supposes that in three weeks the asteroid will hit earth leaving no survivors. "Safety not Guaranteed" follows three journalists who answer an internet advertisement for a companion for a journey --- a trip through time.  And, in August, future anxiety again surfaces with the re-make of "Total Recall," which skips the Mars location of the original and , instead, places the politically troubled state on Earth.


MOVIE COMINGS AND GOINGS:

MAINSTREAM: The Dictator; Battleship; What to Expect When You're Expecting

LIMITED: Bully (Marquee Highlands)

ON DECK:  Chernobyl Diaries, Men in Black III (May 25);

JUNE 2012: Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1); Madagascar III (June 8); Prometheus (June 8); Rock of Ages, That's My Boy (June 15); Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Brave (June 22); GI Joe Retaliation, People Like Us, Magic Mike, Madea's Witness Protection (June 29); Amazing Spider Man (Tuesday, July 3).

 

Considering the exploration nature of "Diaries," here a REAL tour of a portion of the radiated area.  SoloEast Travel guides Yuriy and Sergei explore the sites inside the zone you cant see during an ordinary tour. They visit places which were never videotaped before and where the radiation levels far exceeds what their Geiger Counters can read. Yuriy plays the piano in one of the Prypiat's apartment ....

MOVIE COMINGS/GOINGS:

HUNTINGTON

Marquee Pullman Square: (Stadium, Christie Projection, DLP, 3D),The Dictator, 12:45, 3:00, 5:10, 7:25, 9:35; Starts May 18, Battleship (Two Screens), 11:45 AM, 12:30, 3:00, 3:30, 6:15, 6:40, 9:15, 9:40; What to Expect When You're Expecting, 1:40, 4:15, 7:00, 9:50; Dark Shadows, 11:20 AM, 1:30, 2:00, 4:10, 4:40, 6:50, 7:20, 9:30, 10:00; CONTINUING: The Avengers 3D, 11:30 AM, 12:00, 12:15, 2:40, 3:10, 3:25, 5:50, 6:20, 6:40, 9:00, 9:30, 9:45; Avengers 2D, 1:00, 1:30, 4:40, 5:00, 8:00, 8:30; TIME CHANGES: Cabin in the Woods, 9:50 only; Pirates Misfit , 1:30-4:30 only; Raven, 4:15-7:00 only; Chimpanzee, 12:10-2:15 only; Five Year Engagement, 6:50-9:40; ENDS THURSDAY: Safe; Three Stooges;  For Full Times/Online Sales, http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26187

 

CHARLESTON

 

Marquee Southridge:  (Stadium, Christie Projection; Digital DLP, 3D),The Dictator, 12:30, 2:40, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30; Battleship (on two screens), 12:00, 12:45, 3:00, 3:45, 6:25, 6:55, 9:25, 9:55; What to do When Your Expecting, 1:20, 4:00, 7:00, 9:35; CONTINUING: Dark Shadows, 1:10, 1:40, 3:50, 4:20, 6:30, 7:00, 9:10, 9:40; Avengers 3D, 11:45 AM, 12:15, 2:55, 3:25, 6:05, 6:35, 9:15, 9:45;  Avengers 2D, 1:15-4:40-8:10; TIME CHANGES: The Raven, 6:45-9:25 only; Hunger Games, 3:00-6:25 only; Band of Misfits , 11:50-2:10- 4:30 only; Think Like a Man, 12:00-9:35 only; ENDS THURSDAY: Cabin in the Woods; Three Stooges, Five Year Engagement; Chimpanzee; Safe; For  full times/online sales, http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26192

 

Park Place Stadium Cinemas: (Christie Projection; Digital DLP, 3D), The Dictator, 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15; Starts Friday May 18, Battleship, 1:05-4:05-7:00-9:50; What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 12:35-2:55-5:15-7:35-9:55; CONTINUING: Dark Shadows, 12:30-1:30-2:50-4:00-5:10 -7:00-7:35-9:20-9:55;ENDS THURSDAY:  Artist; Band of Misfits; Three Stooges;  For times/online sales, http://www.ourshowtimes.com .

 

 

BECKLEY

Marquee Galleria 14:(Christie Projection; Digital DLP, 3D, Stadium),The Dictator, 12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50; Battleship, 12:15, 12:45, 3:15, 3:45, 6:15, 6:45, 9:15, 9:45; What to do When You're Expecting, 1:10, 4:10, 7:00, 9:35; CONTINUING: Dark Shadows, 11:20 AM, 12:20, 2:00, 3:30, 4:40, 6:30, 7:20, 9:10, 10:00; Avengers 3D, 12:00, 1:00, 3:10, 5:00, 6:20, 8:30, 9:30; Avengers 2D, 12:30, 2:40, 3:40, 5:50, 6:50, 9:00, 10:00;  TIME CHANGES: Chimpanzee, 12:20; Pirates Misfits, 11:30-2:00-4:15; Raven, 7:10-9:50 only; Three Stooges, 12:10-2:25-4:50; Think Like a Man, 6:35-9:25 only; ENDS THURSDAY: Artist; Bully; Lucky One; Three Stooges; Safe; Five Year Engagement ; For full times /online sales, http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26190

  

BLUEFIELD

MARQUEE WYTHEVILLE 8 (Stadium, Christie Projection, DLP, 3D), Battleship, 3:40-6:40-9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:40;  Dictator, 4:40-7:25-9:50, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:20-2:30; What to Do When You're Expecting, 4:00-6:50-9:30, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:30;  CONTINUING: Dark Shadows, 3:50, 4:20, 6:30, 7:00, 9:10, 9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:10-1:40; Avengers 3D, 3:25-6:35-9:45, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:15; Avengers 2D, 5:00-8:30, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:00; TIME CHANGES:  Safe, 9:50 only;  Lucky One, 4:50-7:20, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:25; ENDS THURSDAY: Five Year Engagement; Raven; Pirates; For full Schedule/ On line sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26204

These are a collection of behind the scene "bloopers" from Breaking Dawn. Provided by Summit Releasing

HURRICANE, WV

TEAYS VALLEY CINEMAS: Thru May 17: Dark Shadows, 10:15*-10:45*- 1:15-1:45-4:15-4:45-7:15-7:45-9:45-10:15;  Avengers, 10:00 a.m. *-1:00- 4:00-7:00-10:00; Five Year Engagement, 10:35*-4:10-9:40; Pirate Misfits, 11:00*-1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15; Three Stooges, 1:10-7:40 only; Raven, 10:45*-4:15-9:50; Safe, 1:10-7:40;  ENDS THURSDAY: TBA; For full times, on line sales, http://www.franktheatres.com

A clip from the new Spiderman ... and a review of the clip.

LEWISBURG

MARQUEE SENECA SHOWPLACE:  Avengers, 3:25, 6:35, 9:45*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:15, Mon-Thurs, 5:00-8:10; Dark Shadows, 4:20-7:00-9:40*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:40, Mon-Thurs. 5:15-8:00; ENDS THURSDAY: Three Stooges, American Reunion;  (*No Sunday Late Showing); for full times and on line sales, visit, http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26222  

LOGAN, WV

Fountain Place: (Stadium Seating; Digital; 3D),The Dictator, 4:40-7:25-9:35, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:50-2:40; What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 4:35-7:05-9:30, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:05-2:20; Battleship, 4:00-7:00-9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:00; TINE CHANGES: Lucky One, 7:15-9:35; Band of Misfits, 4:55, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:45-2:45; ENDS THURSDAY: Raven; Think Like a Man; For full times and online sales, http://www.ourshowtimes.com

 

 

 SUMMERVILLE, WV

MARQUEE NICHOLAS : Battleship, 3:45-6:45-9:45*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:45, Mon-Thurs. 5:00-8:00; The Dictator, 4:50-7:10-9:30*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:30-2:40, Mon-Thurs. 5:20-7:40; Dark Shadows, 4:20-7:00-9:40*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:40, Mon-Thursday, 5:15-8:00; Avengers 3D, 3:25-6:35-9:45*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:15, Mon-Thurs. 5:00-8:10;  ENDS THURSDAY: Lucky One;  For on line sales/times, http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26220

 

  Trailer for Part 2 of "Breaking Dawn" opening in Nov. Courtesy of Summit Pictures

 

WELCH

MARQUEE MCDOWELL 3: Battleship, 3:30-6:30-9:30*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:30, Mon-Thurs. 4:40-7:35;  Dark Shadows, 4:20-7:00-9:40*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:00, Mon-Thursday, 5:15-8:00;  Avengers, 3:25-6:35-9:45*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:15, Mon-Thurs. 7:00;   ENDS THURSDAY: Raven;  For on line sales, http://www.marqueecinemas.com

 

WHEELING, WV

MARQUEE HIGHLANDS 14 (Stadium; Christie Projection; Digital DLP;3D),The Dictator, 12:10, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:20; Starts Friday May 18, The Battleship, 12:30, 1:00, 3:30, 4:00, 6:30, 7:00, 9:30, 9:55; What to Expect When You're Expecting, 1:30, 4:00, 6:45, 9:45; CONTINUING: Dark Shadows, 11:20 AM, 1:30, 2:00, 4:10, 4:40, 6:50, 7:20, 9:30, 10:00 ;  Avengers 3D, 11:30 AM, 12:00, 1:00, 2:40, 3:10, 5:00, 5:50, 6:20, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30; Avengers 2D, 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 10:00; TIME CHANGES: Five Year Engagement, 7:10 ONLY ; Bully, 1:15 only; Hunger Games, 5:00-8:10 only; Cabin in the Woods, 9:50 only; Think Like a Man, 7:00-9:40 only; Chimpanzee, 11:45-1:50-4:00 only; Band of Misfits, 12:20-2:35-4:50 only; ENDS THURSDAY: Three Stooges; Raven ; For full times/ on line ticket sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26189

 

To satisfy your yearning for more and more peeks at The Avengers, here's a little bit of clip, trailer and TV spot. They all have been assembled to run continuously. It's the closest you'll get to the flick, now, that is, unless you know Stan Lee.

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