Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson are feeling the “Pain and (hoping to) Gain” box-office success this last weekend in April as “The Big Wedding” ushers in the biggest stars (including Diane Keaton and Robert DiNero). Among their big competition is alien-fighter Tom Cruise, hoping to maintain his #1 box-office status and send them all soaring into that great, big “Oblivion.” “G.I. Joe” has no reason for “Retaliation” as his film, as well as his comic and action-figure franchise, continues to thrive. As spring fever has finally settled in, baseball is still big, with audiences finding more than “42” reasons to celebrate its all-American history. History was huge in the month of March, as the “Evil Dead” made a lively comeback from their 1981 roots alongside “Jurassic Park 3D” and its prehistoric dinosaurs first featured in 1993. They clashed a bit, in animated fashion, with “The Croods” and their antiquated attitude. Fortunately, there was room enough for everyone at your local movie theater, where the past and the present, not to mention 60 years into the future, were all welcome.
Who will be welcomed this weekend at the local multiplex?