We're still two months away from the official start of summer, but we have our first "summer blockbuster"-type film opening this weekend, along with a smaller, darker crime picture with an absurdly good-looking cast.


In this futuristic, sci-fi thriller, a man discovers that Earth—long since abandoned, following a war with aliens—may hold a few big secrets. Can he figure everything out in time to save mankind?

Directed by Joseph Kosinski

Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo

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'The Place Beyond the Pines'

When Luke reconnects with an old flame, he discovers that he has a son. Not long after, he becomes embroiled in a spree of bank robberies and oh my God could this cast be any better-looking? (This film has been out in limited release since March 29.)

Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne

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