In Our Theaters - Current Reviews
Week of September 4-September 10
AMERICAN ULTRA R/Action/Dir: Nima Nourizadeh (Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton) A pot-head turns out to be a secret agent who is activated à la “Manchurian Candidate.” He is deemed too dangerous by the government, which sets out to eliminate him.
AMY R/Documentary/Dir: Asif Kapadia (Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson) Documentary about Amy Winehouse, a-once-in-two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR PG-13/Action/Dir: Josh Trank (Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell) Four young outsiders teleport to the Negative Zone, a dangerous, alternate universe that gifts them with shocking powers. They return to fight evil. A remake of a Marvel staple.
I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS PG-13/Drama/Dir: Brett Haley (Blythe Danner, Sam Elliot, Rhea Perlman) After the death of her beloved dog, a widow grows dissatisfied with her structured routine and decides to make some life changes. She soon forges an unlikely friendship with her pool man and begins a romance with an intriguing stranger.
INSIDE OUT PG/Animated Family/Dirs: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen (Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black) Young Riley from the Midwest when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new home, and new routines turmoil ensues.
IRRATIONAL MAN R/Drama/Dir: Woody Allen (Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley) This Woody Allen film is about a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. PG-13/Action/Dir: Guy Ritchie (Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander) At the beinning of the 1960s CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin work together for U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement). A mysterious group is working to proliferate nuclear weapons and only these two super agents can save the world.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION PG-13/Action/Dir: Christopher McQuarrie (Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg) Ethan and his team of agents assemble again to save the world.
NO ESCAPE R/Action Drama/Dir: John Erick Dowdle (Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson) An American family abroad suddenly finds itself in the midst of a coup. Foreigners are being executed and the family must escape.
RICKI AND THE FLASH PG-13/Dramatic Comedy/Dir: Jonathan Demme (Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer) Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, is now returning home to make things right with her dysfunctional family.
SOUTHPAW R/Drama/Dir: Antoine Fuqua (Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence) Champion boxer Billy Hope sees his wife shot and die. Devastated he lives in a fog. Child services takes away his daughter and his fortunes evaporate around him. He chances upon a tough old trainer who takes him on and with perseverance he has a shot fighting the man whose thugs killed his wife. If all goes according to plan in the match, his name, his fame and his child will be resturned to him.
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON R/Drama/Dir: F. Gary Gray (O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell) In 1987, five young men put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. This film tells the true story of how they did it.
TRAINWRECK R/Romantic Comedy/Dir: Judd Apatow (Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson) Amy’s dad always told her that monogamy wasn’t realistic. Now a writer, Amy lives by that credo. When she finds herself falling for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED PG-13/Action/Dir: Camille Delamarre (Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson) Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.