Blockbuster sequels fill the summer screens _lowres

Photo by KEITH BERNSTEIN -- John Lloyd Young protrays Frankie Valli in the musical 'Jersey Boys.'

JERSEY BOYS”: In an unusual pairing of filmmaker and material, Clint Eastwood directs the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.” It’s the story of four young men from New Jersey who form the Four Seasons, the 1960s vocal group that released the hits “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll” and more. Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young reprises his Broadway role as Four Seasons lead singer Frankie Valli. Christopher Walken plays mobster Gyp DeCarlo.

“THINK LIKE A MAN TOO”: A sequel to “Think Like a Man,” the 2012 romantic-comedy based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man,” “Think Like a Man Too” takes the first film’s couples to Las Vegas for a wedding. Comic misadventures and compromising situations follow. The ensemble cast includes Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Jenifer Lewis, Gabrielle Union and funny man Kevin Hart.

“THE ROVER”: Ten years after a collapse of the Western economic system, Australia’s mineral resources have drawn dangerous and desperate men to its shores. Eric (Guy Pearce) a cold and angry drifter, is one of them. When his car — his last possession — is stolen by a gang of desert hustlers, Eric embarks on a ruthless mission to track them down. Robert Pattinson from “The Twilight Saga” co-stars. Showing at The Theaters at Canal Place.

“FOR NO GOOD REASON”: Johnny Depp visits Ralph Steadman, the British artist whose bold commentary about world politics and human rights infringements caught the attention of the press in the United Kingdom and United States in the early 1970s. Heavily identified with American gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, Steadman illustrated Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “The Curse of Lono.”

“GOING ATTRACTIONS: THE DEFINITIVE STORY OF THE AMERICAN DRIVE-IN MOVIE”: A documentary by April Wright about drive-in movie theaters. Showing at Chalmette Movies at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 20-26.

“WITCHING AND BITCHING”: A group of especially unlucky jewelry thieves are hunted by police and an angry coven of witches in this Spanish cult film from the director of “The Last Circus” and “800 Bullets.” Showing at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.