Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade,
Rosemarie DeWitt, Will Forte & Billy Crudup
Directed by Akiva Schaffer for distribution by Fox
The Plot: A group of friends who run a local neighborhood watch as a way to escape from their social commitments end up over their head when they are the only line of defense from alien invasion.
The Final Word: When comedic actor get together for a summer movie audiences usually try to make it a must see event, but with “The Watch,” it just looks flat. Putting together these four successful stars on paper probably seemed liked a good idea, but it has had very middling buzz around it. Even if the movie tops $20 million, it’s going to have a hard time in week two.
STEP UP REVOLUTION
Starring: Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel & Peter Gallagher
Directed by Scott Speer for distribution by Summit Entertainment
The Plot: The daughter of a wealthy businessman teams up with up with the leader of a Miami flash mob group in hopes of stopping her father from destroying a historic neighborhood.
The Final Word: The franchise that helped make Channing Tatum a household name returns with its fourth installment with a new cast and new plot. Despite the absence of Tatum and his original co-star Jenna Dewan, the brand has managed to thrive in the six years since the original hit theaters. With “So You Think You Can Dance” veteran Kathryn McCormick and “High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale now the face of the franchise, the film should once again put up solid numbers. Still not sure why the movies have to be now be in 3D though…