Paul Walker, above,
Paul Walker, above, starred in the “Fast in the Furious” series as Brian O’Connor, an undercover LAPD detective-turned-street racer for Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) family. UNIVERSAL PICTURES / TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

1. “Home”—The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons voices the main character, Oh, in DreamWorks new animated film “Home.” The movie focuses on Oh, a little purple alien, who escapes his own planet and befriends a human, Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci, voiced by Rihanna, when he lands on Earth. The two go on a series adventures where they learn about each other and what it means to be home. The movie features a couple of other big actors’ voices. Steve Martin is the voice behind Captain Smek, who is the leader of the alien race and Jennifer Lopez is the voice of Lucy, Tips mother. The movie crash lands into theaters March 26, 2015.

2. “Furious 7”—In the seventh movie in the “Fast and the Furious” series, Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham, is out to seek revenge against Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, for the death of his brother. Paul Walker, who passed away in November 2013, is known for playing Brian O’Connor, the character who has been with the series since the first movie. For “Furious 7,” the directors decided to use old clips they have of Walker to put into the movie. The movie zooms into theaters April 2, 2015.

3. “The Longest Ride”—Another film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book will show up on the big screen soon. “The Longest Ride,” Starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson, is another star-crossed love story that is centered around Luke Collins, a former champion bull rider and Sophia Danko, who is a college student preparing to move to New York City. The two characters’ different paths will test their relationship. The movie also focuses on a second love story, where Luke and Sophia become connected with Ira Levinson, played by Alan Alda, who inspires the couple with romantic stories about him and his wife.  The movie is set to be released April 9, 2015.

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