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May 26, 2013
After Earth Real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith play a sci-fi father and son stranded on the planet in this postapocalyptic parable from M. Night Shyamalan. PG-13 Now You See Me Who better to stage an elaborate heist than a slick band of Vegas illusionists? Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Woody Harrelson pull off the sleight-of-hand, while Michael Caine, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, and Mark Ruffalo run around in pursuit, or in cahoots, with the prestidigitators.
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March 13, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Movie Critic
10 Cloverfield Lane From producer J.J. Abrams and Philly native Dan Trachtenberg, a wickedly clever nightmare entertainment (and spiritual offspring of 2008's Cloverfield ) with Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a woman who wakes up shackled in some weird guy's underground bunker. John Goodman is the captor, John Gallagher Jr. is a fellow, um, guest, and the world outside ain't what it used to be. PG-13 Embrace of the Serpent Ciro Guerra's profoundly beautiful black-and-white film, set in the infinite forests of Colombia, follows two explorers - German ethnographer Theodor Koch-Grunberg in 1909 and American biologist Richard Evans Schultes in 1940 - as each encounters a shaman, the last of his tribe, in the quest for a rare plant.
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July 10, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
Genius A true-life, truly inspirational study of the relationship between American novelist Thomas Wolfe and his editor Maxwell Perkins, who brought Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time and the River to the world. (Perkins edited Fitzgerald and Hemingway, too. Both characters appear in the film.) Jude Law, spouting wild flourishes of prose, is Wolfe. Colin Firth is Perkins, who whittles it down. Nicole Kidman shines as Wolfe's patron and lover. Laura Linney is Perkins' wife, the mother of a gaggle of girls.
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July 3, 2016
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words Archival footage culled from Frank Zappa's 30-year career. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Two brothers (Zac Efron, Adam DeVine) place an online ad in an effort to find dates for a wedding. The Innocents A French doctor working with concentration camp survivors in post-War Germany discovers several pregnant nuns. French, Russian, and Polish with subtitles. The Secret Life of Pets A dog finds his life turned upside down when his owner brings home another pooch.
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