Films opening this week in Myrtle Beach area

June 18, 2013 

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    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.

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THE BLING RING (R Writer-director Sofia Coppola explores our cultural obsession with celebrity via this comedy, based on actual events, about a group of teenagers (Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, and Taissa Farmiga) who burglarize the homes of famous people in L.A.

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.

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