Kristen Stewart and Chris Hensworth team up as the title characters to take down an evil witch played by an icy-cold Charlize Theron.
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), et al, join forces under the guidance of Samuel L. Jackson, aka Nick Fury, to stop Thor’s brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), from destroying all of mankind. Filling out the cast (nicely) is Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. Joss Whedon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) directs.
Director Ridley Scott revisits “Alien” territory with this quasi-prequel in which a team of space explorers encounter a dark, menacing force bent on the destruction of humankind. Noomi Rapace (the original Lisbeth Salander) leads a cast that reunites Charlize Theron with her “Young Adult” co-star, Patrick Wilson.
Star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward conclude their romance in the final chapter of Stephanie Meyers’ bloody good (or bad, depending on your viewpoint) vampire epic. And at the center of it is their adorable offspring, Renesmee, who is creating woe for the entire Cullen clan.
With “Harry Potter” vanishing and “Twilight” fading, Hollywood prepares a new feast for young fantasy fans by serving up the first of Suzanne Collins’ novels about a teenage girl (Jennifer Lawrence) fighting for love and survival in a despotic world. Gary Ross (“Seabiscuit”) directs. (also starring Toby Jones)