This is good news…I guess. “After Earth” starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith has moved up its release date to May 31, a week earlier than originally planned. Had it stayed at its original weekend it would have faced off against “The Internship” starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. The film now opens the same weekend as “Now You See Me”. The move may have more to do with trying to distance itself away from “Man of Steel”, which opens June 14. But now it’ll face “Fast and Furious 6” and “The Hangover Part III” in those films’ second weekend. Anyways the film from director M. Night Shyamalan could be an interesting film…though when has a Shyamalan film panned out lately?

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