Hunger Games (March 23 – PG-13)
Let the Games Begin! It’s fair to say that Hunger Games is among the most anticipated movies this Spring, so prepare yourself for a battle between love and life, sacrifice and survival while Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) searches for humanity.
See if for: The beauty that resides around us even in hard, terrible times.
Hunger Games Soundtrack
The Hunger Games Soundtrack includes appearances by Taylor Swift featuring the Civil Wars, the Decemberists, and Arcade Fire., Film star Jennifer Lawrence also makes her debut, dipping a toe into the singing atmosphere. Birdy wraps up the soundtrack with an original that coincides with her debut album.
Bully (March 30 – NR)
“Let’s create schools where everyone feels welcome.” That’s the motto of the documentary film Bully. Watch the frank and often brutally-portrayed impact bullying has on five kids and their families. This film strives to bring to life the tragedy that it claims all are affected by — as victims, perpetrators or silent witnesses.
See if for: The courage and empowerment it takes to stand against bullying by reaching out to those who are viewed as different.
NOTE: Consider watching this film with an adult, or plan to discuss the film with an adult after viewing it. The film is unrated because of its heavy content, violence and use of profanity, which is easy to relate to but heartbreaking.
Mirror Mirror (March 30 – PG)
Add some hilarious twists to a classic fairy tale and you’ll discover a must-see Spring flick. Lily Collins plays Snow White, a princess who’s been exiled by the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts). During her journey to fight for her rightful place on the throne, Snow White discovers that those who are smaller than she are the ones who have the strength and wisdom it takes to encourage the pursuit of true love.
See it for: Exquisite costumes and set design that will capture the enchantment in the heart of every girl who, deep down, truly is a princess.
Titanic 3D (April 4 – PG-13)
Ready to go back to Titanic? One hundred years after the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic, James Cameron releases the 1997 Best Picture, Titanic, in 3D. Relive the romantic story of a love that overcomes status symbols and defies death.
See if for: Young Leo and Kate with 3D effects that will bring you on deck of the Titanic.
Chimpanzee (April 20 – G)
Oscar, an adorable 3-year-old chimp with a loving family, views the world as his playground. After his family is scared away by rivals, he suddenly finds himself alone. But it doesn’t take long until he’s adopted and given another opportunity to create a loving bond with a new family.
See it for: Beautiful scenery and the opportunity to save the chimps. Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute for every ticket sold during opening week.
The Lucky One (April 20 – PG-13)
After nearly escaping a life-threatening explosion, a Marine dedicates his life to finding the woman in the photo that he claims is his good luck charm. In his search, he discovers that the photo didn’t just save his life, but it brings him love.
See it for: The beautiful love story. They say, “Everything happens for a reason,” so trust that God will let your life unfold like it’s a beautiful love story.
To The Arctic (April 20 – G)
Travel To The Arctic this Spring to join a mother polar bear and her cubs in the place they call home. Narrated by two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, who will tell the tale of survival in a majestic, yet ever-changing, land.
See it for: Spectacular beauty magnified by the Imax screen.
The Pirates: Band of Misfits (April 27 – PG)
In his first animated role, Hugh Grant stars as a pirate captain who isn’t necessarily the smartest captain on the sea. And his crew isn’t any better. Join them on their quest to receive the Pirate of the Year Award in a hilarious animated film from the Creators of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run.
See it for: Animation and adventure!
Avengers: (May 4)
When the world is threatened by an evil power, a team of peace-keeping super heroes is assembled to save humanity from destruction. This squad of super heroes includes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow, the best of Marvel comics.
See it for: The immensity that one person can offer when they truly utilize their God-given gifts.
First Position (May 4)
Six talented dancers, ages nine to nineteen, dedicate their lives to the art of dance. They strive through the twists and turns of injury and personal sacrifice to earn five minutes on stage at one of the most prestigious youth ballet competitions in the world.
See it for: Its magnificent choreography and an interesting juxtaposition between beauty and pain seen when the body is pushed to its max.
Moonrise Kingdom (May 16 – PG-13)
Upon falling in love, a young boy and girl decide to run away together, which moves members of their New England town to start a search party. With a dry but sweet humor, Sam and Suzy search for love while others search for them.
See it for: Old fashioned love letters and letting your heart be your guide.
Battleship (May 18 – PG-13)
Music superstar Rihanna makes her motion-picture debut in an action-packed film inspired by the Hasbro board game. When earth is threatened by an unknown enemy, the fight for survival begins with a fleet of battleships.
See if for: Edge-of-your-seat experience filled with action and great special effects.
Men In Black 3 (May 25)
History has been rewritten and Agent J (Will Smith) must jump back in time to the year 1969 to save his partner from being assassinated. More secrets of the universe are revealed to J during his journey through time.
See it for: How life can be easier if you have someone to look up to… even if he/she is younger than you.