Taking a break from explosions, superheroes and mega-budgets, this week's Movie Power Rankings is topped by the mother of all international film festivals. Most of Hollywood (except for Ryan Gosling) hit up the Cannes FIlm Festival this week, where films like "Only God Forgives," "The Bling Ring," "As I Lay Dying" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" unspooled for famous folks like Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, James Franco, Sofia Coppola, The Coen Brothers, Steven Spielberg, and so much more.
As for the rest of this week's list...
May 22, 2013
1. The Cannes Film Festival
The south of France apparently has much more to offer than just sandy beaches, clear skies, beautiful people and endless amounts of fine wine and champagne.
2. "Star Trek Into Darkness" (Last Week: No. 8)
The sequel soared to a $70.6 million opening weekend, slightly less than the $75.2 million opening set by the first film. Meanwhile, HitFix's Guy Lodge talked to Benedict Cumberbatch about playing the villain.
3. "Iron Man 3" (Last week: No. 1)
The Marvel threequel has earned over a billion dollars worldwide. With a "B."
4. "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" (Last week: Not ranked)
What's that, Baxter? A new teaser? And it's hilarious? Let's watch.
5. "Fast & Furious 6" (Last week: Not ranked)
Looks like we're just getting started. Vin Diesel says he sees "Fast 7" as the start of a new trilogy. At this rate, you'll be able to take your grandkids to "Fast 15."
6. "The Hangover Part III" (Last week: Not ranked)
The end is nigh, as co-star Ken Jeong discusses the final chapter in the trilogy.
7. "The Expendables 3" (Last week: Not ranked)
Sylvester Stallone promises that Mickey Rourke will return, possibly joined by new cast members Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes.
8. "Pacific Rim" (Last week: Not ranked)
A brand new trailer for Guillermo del Toro's monster vs. robots epic brings the boom.
9. "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2" (Last week: Not ranked)
Better late than never? The sequel to the 2000 hit will commence production March of 2014, with director Yuen Wo Ping sitting in for Ang Lee.
10. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (Last week: Not ranked)
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Sam Claflin crashed the Cannes Film Festival to talk up the highly-anticipated sequel.
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2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
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