Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of June 16

 
 
'Monsters University'
'Monsters University'
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Big screen

Opening Friday

Monsters University (G): Pixar continues its foray into sequels and prequels with this look back at the college days of monsters Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman), when they were studying how to be scary.

Much Ado About Nothing (PG-13) Writer-director Joss Whedon rounded up a bunch of his actor friends and shot this modern-day adaptation of the Shakespeare comedy at his house in 12 days, as a way to recover from the making of The Avengers. Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz and Clark Gregg form the cast.

World War Z (PG-13) Brad Pitt stars in this adaptation of the Max Brooks novel, playing a United Nations official racing around the world to try and stop a zombie pandemic. Directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), who clashed with Pitt on the set and was forced to film some extensive reshoots.

The Bling Ring (R) Writer-director Sofia Coppola explores our cultural obsession with celebrity via this comedy, based on actual events, about teenage girls (Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, and Taissa Farmiga) who burglarize the homes of famous people in L.A.

The Kings of Summer (R): Three teenage boys escape their domineering parents by building a cabin in the wood for a summer.

The East (PG-13) Actress/screenwriter Brit Marling and director Zal Batmanglij ( Sound of My Voice) reunite for this thriller about an intelligence officer (Marling) trying to infiltrate a group of ecoterrorists (including Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page and Shiloh Fernandez).

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

True Blood (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) As the sixth season of HBO’s fangfest kicks off, it seems the underlying message of True Blood is that no matter how much of a mess humanity has created in the world, vampires and werewolves would make it even worse. So, hooray for us, sort of.

Glenn Garvin

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  • Coming to town

    Spend the night with Joan Collins

    Cue the Dynasty music and break out the shoulder pads — Joan Collins is coming to town Friday night with her one-woman show. But don’t expect the Hollywood legend, 80, to focus on her time as bitchy Alexis Carrington Colby on the famed ’80s night soap opera. Collins has quite the acting pedigree, having debuted on the London stage at the age of 9 before she made it on the big screen in such 1950s movies as The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and Rally Round the Flag Boys. Still quick as a whip, the glamorous as all get-out Brit will tell you all about her illustrious career and more during One Night with Joan at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

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    Actor David Birney is 75. Actor Lee Majors is 75. Actress Blair Brown is 66. Actress Joyce DeWitt is 65. Director Michael Moore is 60. Actress Judy Davis is 59. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 54. Comedian George Lopez is 53. Actor Scott Bairstow (“Party of Five”) is 44. Actor John Lutz (“30 Rock”) is 41. Actor-comedian John Oliver is 37. Actor Kal Penn is 37. Singer Taio Cruz is 31. Actor Dev Patel is 24. Actor Matthew Underwood (“Zoey 101”) is 24.

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