Movie: The Hangover Part III
Summary: The wolfpack returns to make another wealth of bad decisions. Except, this time Melissa McCarthy is in it.
Why We'll See It: It's the end of an era (we hope).
Movie: Only God Forgives
Summary: Both Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas are stepping out of their usual wheelhouses in this heady action flick, which tells the tale of a man avenging his brother's seedy, twisted death in his own seedy, twisted ways.
Why We'll See It: Gos isn't the only draw here — if the trailer is any indication, this neo-noir looks like a disturbing but somehow beautiful exploration of aggression. Hopefully, it's the fresh take on this decade's many campy, violent fighter flicks we've been waiting for.
Movie: Before Midnight
Summary: We marveled at the romance of Before Sunrise, and we swooned at the promise of Before Midnight, but now that 18 years (!!) have passed since Jesse and Celine first met, we get to see that romance and promise put to the test.
Why We'll See It: Because the first two were so darn good, and were believably spaced nine years apart. This one also has the nine year gap, and we love that the film asks the audience to imagine what "passionate" love looks like nearly a decade later.
Summary: Some say Ferngully, others say Avatar, and the appropriately titled epic seems to channel those films — but with a bit of a wink. We are guessing there will be lessons learned, bonds forged, battles won.
Why We'll See It: Um, the voice talent is, if we can say it, epic. Beyoncé, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Josh Hutcheson, Aziz Ansari, etc. etc.
Video: Courtesy of Legendary Pictures; Radius TWC; Sony Pictures Classics; Twentieth Century Fox Animation.