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

 

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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