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Movies with Sean Means March 17, 2016

Artsies:

Southbound (R) 1 Hr 29 Min – 2 Stars

Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travelers who confront their worst nightmares – and darkest secrets – over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.

Starring: Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Kristina Pesic

Director: Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner

 

Boy and the World (PG) 1 Hr 20 Min – 3 Stars

Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.

Starring: Vinícius Garcia, Lu Horta, Marco Aurélio Campos

Director: Alê Abreu

 

The Bronze (R) 1 Hr 48 Min – 3 Stars

A spoiled and largely forgotten Olympic medalist (Melissa Rauch) takes action when a promising young gymnast (Haley Lu Richardson) threatens her status as a local celebrity.

Starring: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson

Director: Bryan Buckley

 

Only Yesterday (PG) 1 Hr 58 Min – 3 Stars

It’s 1982, and Taeko (Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel), and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings.

Starring: Miki Imai, Daisey Ridley, Youko Honna

Director: Isao Takahata

 

Hello My Name is Doris (R) 1 Hr 35 Min – 3 Stars

With help from her best friend’s (Tyne Daly) granddaughter (Isabella Acres), a smitten woman (Sally Field) concocts schemes to get the attention of a younger co-worker (Max Greenfield) in her office.

Starring: Tyne Daly, Isabella Acres, Sally Field.

Director: Michael Showalter

 

Fartsies:

Miracles from Heaven (PG)  1 Hr 49 Min

Anna Beam (Kylie Rogers) lives with a rare, incurable disorder that leaves her unable to digest food. Despite the dire diagnosis, devoted mom Christy (Jennifer Garner) relentlessly searches for a way to save her beloved daughter. Everything changes in an instant when Anna tells an amazing story of a visit to heaven after surviving a headlong tumble into a tree. Her family and doctors become even more baffled when the young girl begins to show signs of recovering from her fatal condition.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, Martin Henderson

Director: Patricia Riggen

 

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (PG13) 2 Hr 1 Min

Tris (Shailene Woodley) escapes with Four (Theo James) to journey beyond the wall that encloses Chicago. For the first time, they leave the only city and family they have ever known to find a peaceful solution. Once outside, they learn shocking new truths that render old discoveries meaningless. As the ruthless battle threatens humanity, Tris and Four quickly decide who to trust to survive. Tris must ultimately make difficult choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort

Director: Robert Schwentke

 

Next Week:

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Creative Control

Eye in the Sky

Knight of Cups

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Rams


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