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Weekend movie preview (May 25)

Posted by Glenn Yoder  May 22, 2012 01:12 PM

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Aliens, explosions, Will Smith. Summer movie season has arrived. Once "the king of summer movies," Smith is reviving a franchise with "Men in Black 3," one of two wide releases this week to pair with a few smaller openings.

Men in Black 3” (PG-13)

In this third installment of the "MIB" franchise, Agent J (Smith) time-travels back to the 1960s to stop evil aliens. Josh Brolin steps in with his best Tommy Lee Jones impression as a young Agent K.

Chernobyl Diaries” (R)

Young tourists tempt fate by visiting the area where the nuclear reactor workers once lived. Get ready for mutants.

Polisse” (NR)

This French film by director-writer-actress Maïwenn won the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year. It may have some look-away moments, as it follows a photographer working with the police in Paris, documenting crimes against children.

Where Do We Go Now?” (PG-13)

Another Cannes standout, this film deals with mounting tension in a Lebanese village between Christians and Muslims.

I Wish” (PG)

This Japanese film tells the story of two young brothers separated by their parents' divorce who grow optimistic that they'll be brought back together, thanks to a new high-speed train.

"Mighty Fine" (R)

This limited release, about a Brooklyn father who uproots his family and moves them to New Orleans, is only coming to the Liberty Tree theater in Danvers.

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