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Movies with Sean Means for the Week of May 30, 2016

Artsies

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (NR) 1 Hr. 31 Min.  – Zero Stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdCU2DfMBpU]

A documentary alleging that the CDC, the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, destroyed data on their 2004 study that showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Director: Andrew Wakefield

Starring: Del Matthew Bigtree, Mark F. Blaxill, Michaela Blaxill

The Lobster (R) 1 HR. 58 MIN. – 2.5 Stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR_NcqD-Gfs]
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden

Belladonna of Sadness (NR) 1 Hr. 33 Min. – 3 stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WkcLMapo_Y]

After being banished from her village, a peasant woman makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability.

Director: Eiichi Yamamoto

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama

Weiner (R) 1 HR. 36 MIN. – 3.5 Stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ4FIGnJknk]
An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign and the landscape of today’s political landscape.

Director: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg

Starring: Huma Abedin, Amit Bagga, Stephen Colbert

Fartsies

Me Before You (PG-13) 1 HR. 50 MIN. – Not Seen by Me

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh993__rOxA]
A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.

Director: Thea Sharrock

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PG-13) 1 HR. 52 MIN. – Not Seen by Me

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CKgLNGfdSM]
The Turtles return to save the city from a dangerous threat.

Director: Dave Green

Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry

Popstar: Never Stop Stopping (R) 1 HR. 26 MIN. – 3 Stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnj9Dvl2fQE]
When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

Director: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone

Starring: Andy Samberg, Imogen Poots, Bill Hader

 

Next Week:

  • Almost Holy
  • The Conjuring 2
  • Dheepan
  • Maggie’s Plan
  • Now You See Me
  • Warcraft

 


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