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People Like Us

FIND YOUR FAMILY.  Just as he’s going through a work-related crisis, Sam (Chris Pine) learns that his father has died; they were never close, but it turns out that the old man had a secret… Screenwriter Alex Kurtzman’s directing debut is more earnest than most of the adventures that he and partner Roberto Orci usually … Continue reading People Like Us

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

ABRACATASTIC! After ten years as the headline act at a Las Vegas hotel, magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton (Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi) are challenged by changing tastes and a wild street magician (Jim Carrey). Audiences and critics made sure that this comedy turned into a vanishing act, which initially feels unfair. The jokes and … Continue reading The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

her: Living In a Box

Anyone who’s ever tried to meet someone online, especially if that someone doesn’t live close to you, recognizes the feeling. It’s as if the conversations and flirting isn’t entirely real; you’re talking with someone, getting to know one another, but it’s still just words exchanged, words that may be laden with romance… but you never … Continue reading her: Living In a Box

Cowboys & Aliens

FIRST CONTACT. LAST STAND. In 1873, Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wanders into a small Arizona town, unable to remember what he’s been through… and then aliens attack. There’s nothing wrong with the visual effects or the cast in this spectacular summer blockbuster; Craig is even trying to channel his inner Clint Eastwood. But one has … Continue reading Cowboys & Aliens

In Time

LIVE FOREVER OR DIE TRYING. In the future, when people stop aging after 25 but need to keep earning time in order to stay alive, a factory worker (Justin Timberlake) saves a man’s life and is richly rewarded, for better and worse. Another futuristic nightmare vision from the Gattaca (1997) director. Replacing money with time … Continue reading In Time

Year One

MEET YOUR ANCESTORS. Zed and Oh (Jack Black, Michael Cera), a hunter and a gatherer, are banished from their tribe and embark on an adventure that leads them to the city of Sodom. With Judd Apatow serving as a co-producer, this ancient-times comedy naturally offers male buddies in the leads and various jokes about bodily functions. … Continue reading Year One

The Next Three Days

WHAT IF YOU HAD 72 HOURS TO SAVE EVERYTHING YOU LIVE FOR? Three years after his wife (Elizabeth Banks) was jailed for life on a murder charge, John Brennan (Russell Crowe) devises a plan to spring her free. A U.S. remake of the French thriller Anything for Her (2008) that makes few changes but is … Continue reading The Next Three Days