The semester is coming to a close, so why not celebrate by seeing a good movie this weekend? With a triple-whammy landing on Friday, movie-goers will have a new diverse selection for the weekend to add on to the already appealing films available in theaters.
Starting things off is “Neighbors,” a comedy starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and a slew of other big names including Dave Franco, Rose Byrne and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. In the movie, a married couple moves into a quiet neighborhood with their newborn baby. Shortly after, a fraternity moves into the house next door and things start to escalate pretty quickly. Soon the two houses start pulling pranks on each other and the situation becomes dangerously funny. The perfect movie to unwind after a long study session, “Neighbors” promises to deliver some good laughs and might even remind some people of a weekend or two of parties here on campus.
“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”
Another interesting movie slated for this Friday is “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.” This animated film is a family musical following the story of Dorothy, who wakes up after a tornado hits Kansas. As she witnesses the devastation, she is magically transported back to Oz where she helps her old friends, meets new ones and saves them all from a new villain – the Jester. Glee’s Lea Michelle will star as the voice of Dorothy, using her extensive Broadway experience to breathe new life into her character. If musicals or family fun is your preference, this movie is definitely worth checking out.
“Moms’ Night Out”
Closing out our list is “Moms’ Night Out,” a comedy just in time for Mother’s Day about a mother and her friends who simply want to enjoy a peaceful evening in girl’s night out fashion, without worrying about their daily responsibilities. After the moms decide to let their husbands babysit the children, they quickly realize anything that can go wrong, will. A cute story about parenthood and appreciation, this movie defines the realities of parenthood – and does so expertly. Whether laughing or crying, this movie will help students get motivated to make their mommas proud!
Movies coming to campus this Thursday and Friday are “About Last Night” and “Pompeii.” For showtimes, visit the UNC Charlotte Student Union Movie Theater’s website.