'Cowboys & Aliens' and 'Smurfs' Invade Theaters This Weekend
Here's a preview of what's opening in theaters July 29, including the sci-fi western "Cowboys & Aliens," starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford; the relationship dramedy "Crazy, Stupid Love," with Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, and the kiddie flick, "The Smurfs 3D."
In Theaters Now (July)
'Cowboys & Aliens' (July 29)
Who: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde; directed by Jon FavreauWhat: It's 1873 and roughneck cowboys rule the Wild West. But when a spaceship arrives to take over the Earth, a small posse must band together to defeat the aliens. Oh yeah, this is gonna be goooood.
'Crazy, Stupid Love' (July 29)
Who: Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone; directed by Glenn Ficarra and John RequaWhat: A father's life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children.
'The Smurfs' (July 29)
Who: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria, with the Smurf vocal talent: Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez, Paul Reubens; directed by Raja GosnellWhat: When the evil wizard Gargamel (Azaria) chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours — in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Uh-oh!
'Captain America' (July 22)
Who: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell; directed by Joe JohnstonWhat: After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.
'Friends with Benefits' (July 22)
Who: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Woody Harrelson; directed by Will GluckWhat: The relationship between two friends gets complicated when they decide to take their friendship into "with benefits" status.
'Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, Part II' (July 15)
Who: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes; directed by David YatesWhat: The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemorts final Horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.
'Horrible Bosses' (July 8)
Who: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell; directed by Seth GordonWhat: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.
'Zookeeper' (July 8)
Who: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Ken Jeong; directed by Frank CoraciWhat: The animals at one particular zoo decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper gain the attention of one particular woman.
'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' (July 1)
Who: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Hugo Weaving, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey; directed by Michael BayWhat: The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle.
'Monte Carlo' (July 1)
Who: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, Cory Monteith; directed by Thomas BezuchaWhat: Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.
'Larry Crowne' (July 1)
Who: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama; directed by Tom HanksWhat: After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.