Coming Soon to Theaters
The Age of Adaline (Opens April 24, PG-13)—Blake Lively stars as Adaline Bowman in the story of a woman who has not aged for many years due to a car accident that magically made her immune to time. With a premise that recalls Tuck Everlasting (2002), the film co-stars Ellen Burstyn as Adaline’s now-grown daughter and Harrison Ford as an old love from Adaline’s past.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Opens May 1, Not yet rated)—The eagerly anticipated sequel to 2012’s The Avengers brings back Marvel superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a showdown with villain Ultron (James Spader). With director Joss Whedon back on board and new cast members including Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Idris Elba, this film should start the summer movie season off with a bang—and if it’s even half as fun as its predecessor, it will be well worth the wait.
Far from the Madding Crowd (Opens May 1, PG-13)—Based on the classic novel by Thomas Hardy, this is the latest film from the great Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt). The movie stars Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene, a young woman in 19th-century England pursued by three men (Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts and Tom Sturridge). Co-starring Juno Temple, Far from the MaddingCrowd should make for an excellent start to the summer for anyone not in the mood for superhero blockbusters.
Tomorrowland (Opens May 22, Not yet rated)—If anyone can bring the fun, it’s director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille). For his second live-action film (after 2011’s massively entertaining Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Bird brings us Tomorrowland, with George Clooney and Britt Robertson journeying to a place, as described in the film’s trailer, “where nothing is impossible, where you can build whatever you’re crazy enough to imagine—a place where you could actually change the world.” Count me in.
Jack Kyser is a graduate of Austin High School and 2013 graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.