Foxcatcher (R) – 3.5 stars
Director: Bennett Miller
Cast: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell
The true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz who decides to get justice after schizophrenic John duPont killed his brother, Olympic Champion Dave Schultz.
Blackhat (R)- 2 stars
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang
A furloughed convict joins forces with American and Chinese partners to track down a high-level, international cybercrime network.
American Sniper (R) – 2.5 stars
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission — protect his comrades — to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.
Paddington(PG) – 3 stars
Director: Paul King
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters
After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed “Paddington” for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins). Although Paddington’s amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.
Sean Means Pick of the week:
— catch up on your pre-Oscar viewing: “Birdman” at the Broadway, “Boyhood” and “Gone Girl” on DVD, and so on.
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