Published Jun 07, 2013As levels in thermometers continue to rise across the country, stay cool this weekend by heading out to your local theatre, but before you go, take a glance below at our reviews of some of this week's newest movies. Then, head on over to our Recently Reviewed section to read about the rest of this week's new releases.
Starting things off is The Kings of Summer (pictured), the surprisingly hilarious new comedy from Funny or Die Presents… director Jordan Vogt Roberts. Set in the mid-'90s, the film tells the story of a trio of boys who escape their parental confines by spending a summer building a house in the woods. Is there more to this coming-of-age comedy than just a bunch of offbeat jokes and one-liners? Read more to find out.
Not to be outdone, Seth Rogen and the Frat Pack enter the stoner comedy pantheon in the star-studded This is the End. For a pair of first-time directors on a modest budget, Rogen and co-director Evan Goldberg do a great job on the film's gory action scenes, which are only enhanced by the duo's well-honed comedic timing.
The makers of Paranormal Activity continue to live up to their reputation for effective popcorn horror with The Purge, while directorial newcomer Zal Batmanglij (brother to Vampire Weeked's Rostam) provides an astounding sense of urgency in anarchist political thriller The East.
And finally, celebrated electro-clash pioneer Peaches comes to the silver screen in the faux-concert film Peaches Does Herself, but is there any substance to this experimental documentary once you strip away its overt sexuality? You'll have to click through and see.
Of course, that's just a few of the new movies in theatres this week. Check out our Recently Reviewed section for reviews on even more films.