The Great Gatsby (PG-13 — 3D) — Baz Luhrmann’s (Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) highly anticipated treatment of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel hits screens at long last. This latest film stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Romeo + Juliet, The Aviator, Titanic), Joel Edgerton (King Arthur, Star Wars III), Tobey Maguire (The Cider House Rules, Spider-Man trilogy) and Carey Mulligan (Drive, Never Let Me Go). This one’s getting a LOT of buzz, starting with its soundtrack produced by Jay-Z. The novel hasn’t had a major film treatment in almost forty years, and everyone wants to know how Luhrmann’s lush sensibility will mesh with the novel’s main theme — emptiness. If he succeeds, expect to see this one on the awards circuit next year.
Playing at: East Greenbush, Colonie Center, Crossgates, Clifton Park, Bowtie Schenectady, Berkshire Mall, Emerald Amsterdam
Peeples (PG-13) — A man crashes a family reunion (in the Hamptons, no less), to ask for their daughter’s hand. Hijinks ensue. Stars Craig Robinson (Pineapple Express, Hot Tub Time Machine), Kerry Washington (currently kicking it on ABC’s Scandal), David Alan Grier (In Living Color, Jumanji, Stuart Little). Written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism (ATL, Drumline), whose work has been shepherded by her mentor, Tyler Perry.
Playing at: East Greenbush, Colonie Center, Crossgates, Clifton Park, Berkshire Mall, Hudson Movieplex
Important to note! Don’t forget to grab your tickets for a special early opening of Star Trek: Into Darkness coming up on Wednesday, May 15. You won’t want to miss it!