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Weekend Movies: ‘The Internship,’ ‘The Purge,’ ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (VIDEO)

6- Second Review: The Purge
Comedy, horror, and Shakespeare all wrapped into one weekend? How could this be?!

This weekend marks the release of three very different movies: “The Internship,” “The Purge,” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”

“Wedding Crashers” duo Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson re-team for “The Internship,” the story of two out-of-work salesmen who take an internship at Google, hoping to eventually win a permanent job. Shawn Levy, who has directed numerous laugh-fests, such as “Date Night” and “The Watch,” helms the comedy, so we’re expecting every goofball trick in the book for this Owen-Vaughn reunion.

If you’re looking to scream with fear rather than with laughter, “The Purge” also hits theaters this Friday. The sci-fi/horror/thriller is set in the not-so-distant future where prisons are overcrowded and the country is plagued by crime, so the government sanctions a 12-hour crime free-for-all that’s meant to keep illegal activity in check the other 364 days of the year. Ethan Hawke stars as a father tasked with protecting his family after a group of crazed intruders breaks into his locked-down home. Word of warning, if you are not a fan of creepy, masked strangers, you may want to skip this one.

Joss Whedon took a break from making giant Marvel blockbusters to shoot, what he told The Daily Beast is his “passion project,” “Much Ado About Nothing.” The “Avengers” director shot the Shakespeare adaptation in just 12 days at his Santa Monica home and hired his friends — like Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg — to star in it. While the black-and-white film is set in the modern-day, Whedon decided to keep Shakespeare’s original verse as the dialogue. “Much Ado” can best be described as the original romantic comedy, filled with young lovers, mistaken identity, and bickering enemies who inevitably fall in love in the end.

Which movie will you be running to see?

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