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.
This French film by director-writer-actress Maοwenn 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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