Zombie epic "World War Z" and Pixar's "Monsters University" hit theaters this Friday, to the delight of both Brad Pitt and Pixar fans everywhere.
"World War Z" -- or "WWZ," as it's been dubbed -- has been a long time in the making. Filming on the movie began in July 2011, and an original release date was set for December 2012, but several setbacks and issues pushed the action/horror flick's opening all the way to June 21.
Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a United Nations worker who traverses the world in a race against time to stop an undead pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, threatening to decimate humanity. The apocalypse drama is based on Max Brooks's novel of the same name.
Not quite as intense, but filled with just as many creatures, is "Monsters University," a prequel to 2001's "Monsters, Inc." Future best friends Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P."Sulley" Sullivan (John Goodman) are transported back to the 1980s, and are college-bound in Pixar's latest, highly anticipated feature.
Mike, who has always dreamed of becoming a "Scarer," has his ambitions crushed by the cocky, and not-yet-reformed Sulley, who was born to be a Scarer. Eventually, the pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program, and, much to their dismay, Mike and Sulley soon realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
Also hitting theaters in limited release this weekend: "Maniac," starring Elijah Wood, and "Compulsion," starring Heather Graham.
Which movie will you be running to the theaters to see?