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Movies with Sean Means for August 24, 2016

Artsies:

The Intervention (R) 90 Minutes – 3 Stars

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

Director: Clea Duvall

Starring: Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Clea Duvall

Equity (R) 100 Minutes – 3 1/2 Stars

A senior investment banker attempts to navigate the cutthroat world of Wall Street when a company’s IPO threatens to derail the career she’s built.

Director: Meera Menon

Starring: Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas

Southside with You (PG-13) 84 Minutes – 3 1/2 Stars

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

Director: Richard Tanne

Starring: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers

Fartsies:

Mechanic: Ressurection (R) 110 Minutes – Not Screened

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman (Jessica Alba) force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.

Director: Dennis Gansel

Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba

Don’t Breathe (R) 88 Minutes – Not Screened

A trio of reckless thieves breaks into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.

Directed By: Fede Alvarez

Starring: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Stephen Lang

Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon (G) 75 Minutes – 1 Star

Blast off for fun! Join an all-star cast including Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) and Popstar Ashlee Simpson on an out of-this-world adventure. Pushok, a pup astronaut is on a mission to find his father who is trapped on the moon! Defying all odds, Pushok blasts off on a rocket to rescue his family but quickly finds he’s not alone as he crosses paths with a macho monkey and a tiny green alien. Can Pushok save his family? Will this be mission impossible?

Director: Mike Disa

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Ashlee Simpson, Jim Meskimen

Hands of Stone (R) 105 Minutes – 3 Stars

HANDS OF STONE follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)
Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz

Starring: Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Usher Raymond

 


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