With Memorial Day weekend in the rear view, we're in for a downpour of openings. Hipster filmmaker Wes Anderson returns with his first movie since the animated foray "Fantastic Mr. Fox," releasing the charming New England childhood tale "Moonrise Kingdom." Meanwhile, Charlize Theron goes wicked queen on Kristen Stewart's Snow White, out for her youthful heart, in "Snow White and the Huntsman." And if you like corny breast jokes in your wide release movie titles, "Piranha 3DD" makes promises that should be easy to keep.
"Moonrise Kingdom" (PG-13)
Shot in Rhode Island, Wes Anderson gets the band back together -- Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, though no Wilson brothers this time -- and makes two runaway youngsters the focus.
"Snow White and the Huntsman" (PG-13)
Charlize Theron sends Thor -- ahem, Chris Hemsworth -- after Kristen Stewart's heart. Literally. Of course, like all men around Stewart, he feels the need to protect her instead.
"Piranha 3DD" (R)
The above trailer, which at one point features humongous breasts bouncing in slow-motion, will tell you all you need to know about this schlocky horror-comedy. There's a David Hasselhoff sighting, and better yet, a role for Christopher Lloyd.
This Canadian film follows a gangster (Jason Patric) taking an emotional tour of his home.
"The Intouchables" (R)
A French tearjerker that was a huge box office draw in its home country, this movie traces the budding friendship of a rich quadriplegic and his Senegalese caretaker.
Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev's third film follows a woman still providing assistance to her sloven adult son who must find even more money to keep her grandson out of the army.
"For Greater Glory" (R)
Eva Longoria and Andy Garcia lead this tale of the Cristero War, an uprising against the Mexican government after its treatment of Catholics.
"Battlefield America" (PG-13)
How do you give kids purpose? Teach them to dance.
"Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story" (NR)
A documentary about the Israeli commander, brother of the current prime minister of Israel, who was killed in battle in 1976.
"High School" (R)
Like "Piranha 3DD," this attempts a pun in its title. It's a stoner movie about trying to get the entire student body high to, well, nevermind. It stars -- you guessed it -- Oscar winner Adrien Brody.
And two movies opening only in Salem:
"All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert" (NR)
An account of the painter whose work told the tale of the segregated south.
"Give Up Tomorrow" (NR)
Another documentary, following a Filipino teen accused of murder.
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