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Movies With Sean Means – June 31

Artsies:

 – Batkid Begins – not screened, PG 87 mins

On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the ‘why’ of this flash phenomenon.

Director: Dana Nachman

Actors: Teresa Clovicko, Audrey Copper, Katie Cotton

 

 – The Stanford Prison Experiment – 2.5 stars, R 122 mins

Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Actors: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup

 

 – Infinitely Polar Bear – 3 stars, R 90 mins

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier.

Director: Maya Forbes

Actors: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky

 

 – A LEGO Brickumentary – 3 stars, G 93 mins

A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge

Actors: Jason Bateman, Jamie Berard

 

 – Tangerine – 3.5 stars, R 88 mins

A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

Director: Sean Baker

Actors: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

 

Fartsies:

  – Vacation – 3 stars, R 99 mins

Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Actors: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo

 

 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – 3.5 stars, PG-13 131 mins

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Actors: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner

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Next week:

– Fantastic 4

– The Gift

– Irrational Man

– The Look of Silence

– Ricki and the Flash

– Shaun the Sheep Movie

 

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Pick of the week:

– Free screening of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Friday night at dusk in Park City’s City Park – part of Kimball Arts Festival festivities.


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