Warner Bros. Pictures Summer Preview

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HOT PURSUIT In theaters on May 8

(New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)
Director: Anne Fletcher
Writers: Written by David Feeney & John Quaintance and Dana Fox & Katherine Silberman
Producers: Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon, Dana Fox
Executive Producers: Jeff Waxman, Sofia Vergara, Luis Balaguer
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Rob Kazinsky

Comedy. An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
This film has been rated PG-13 for sexual content, violence, language and some drug material.

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD In 3D and 2D in select theaters on May 15

(Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures)
Director: George Miller
Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
Producers: Doug Mitchell, George Miller, P.J. Voeten
Executive Producers: Iain Smith, Graham Burke, Bruce Berman
Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne,
Nathan Jones, Josh Helman, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough,
Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, John Howard, Richard Carter,
iOTA, Angus Sampson, Jennifer Hagan, Megan Gale, Melissa Jaffer,
Melita Jurisic, Gillian Jones, Joy Smithers

Action Adventure. From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
This film has been rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images.

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SAN ANDREAS In 3D and 2D in select theaters on May 29

(New Line Cinema/Village Roadshow Pictures)
Director: Brad Peyton
Writers: Screenplay by Carlton Cuse
Story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore
Producer: Beau Flynn
Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Toby Emmerich, Rob Cowan,
Tripp Vinson and Bruce Berman
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, and Paul Giamatti

Action Thriller. After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
This film has been rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language.

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ENTOURAGE In theaters on June 5

(Warner Bros. Pictures/Home Box Office/RatPac-Dune Entertainment)
Director: Doug Ellin
Writers: Screenplay by Doug Ellin
Story by Doug Ellin & Rob Weiss
Producers: Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Doug Ellin
Executive Producer: Wayne Carmona
Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven,
Billy Bob Thornton, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rhys Coiro, Alan Dale, Rex Lee,
Debi Mazar, Scott Mescudi, Haley Joel Osment, Emily Ratajkowski, Perrey Reeves,
Ronda Rousey, Constance Zimmer, Nora Dunn

Comedy. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
This film has been rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content, nudity and some drug use.


MAX In theaters on June 26

(Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)
Director: Boaz Yakin
Writers: Written by Boaz Yakin & Sheldon Lettich
Producers: Karen Rosenfelt, Ken Blancato
Executive Producers: Ben Ormand, Boaz Yakin
Cast: Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church

Family Action Adventure. A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. Shipped stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is adopted by Kyle’s family, essentially saving his life. But Justin has issues of his own, such as living up to his father’s expectations for him; he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of a tough-talking young teen, Carmen, who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion. Justin’s growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race against time to unravel the mystery, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they each might also find an unlikely new best friend…in each other.
This film has been rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements.

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BATKID BEGINS In theaters on June 26

(New Line Cinema)
Director: Dana Nachman
Writers: Dana Nachman & Kurt Kuenne
Producers: Dana Nachman, Liza Meak
Executive Producers: Ian Reinhard, John Crane

Documentary. On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5-year old cancer patient his wish. “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World” looks at the “why” of this flash phenomenon. Why did the intense outpouring of spontaneous support for a child reverberate around the world and become one of the biggest “good news stories” ever? The film explores what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral, and reveals surprising truths about what happens when a nerve is touched in our digital society. Will the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfill its mission to help Miles reclaim his childhood after battling disease for more than half his short life? In the end, the film leaves audiences to decide; did Miles need the world for inspiration? Or did the world need Miles?

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MAGIC MIKE XXL In theaters on July 1

(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: Gregory Jacobs
Writer: Written by Reid Carolin
Producers: Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin
Executive Producer: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez,
Gabriel Iglesias, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, Michael Strahan,
with Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks and Jada Pinkett Smith

Comedy. Picking up the story three years after Mike (Channing Tatum) bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
This film has been rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use.

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THE GALLOWS In theaters on July 10

(New Line Cinema)
Directors: Chris Lofing & Travis Cluff
Writers: Chris Lofing & Travis Cluff
Producers: Jason Blum, Guymon Casady, Dean Schnider, Benjamin Forkner, Chris Lofing, Travis Cluff
Executive Producers: Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Couper Samuelson
Cast: Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown

Horror. Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

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VACATION In theaters on July 31

(New Line Cinema)
Directors: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley
Writer: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Producers: Chris Bender, David Dobkin
Executive Producers: Marc S. Fischer, Jeff Kleeman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Samuel J. Brown
Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Beverly D’Angelo, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, with Chris Hemsworth, and Chevy Chase
Comedy. The next generation of Griswolds is at it again—and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. In theaters and IMAX on August 14

(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: Screenplay by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram
Story by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram
Based on the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
Producers: John Davis, Steve Clark-Hall, Lionel Wigram, Guy Ritchie
Executive Producer: David Dobkin
Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki,
with Jared Harris, and Hugh Grant

Action Adventure. A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series,“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War and centers on CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
This film has been rated PG-13 for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity.

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