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Movies With Sean Means for the Week of August 8, 2016

Artsies:

Microbe and Gasoline (R) 1 Hr. 45 Min. – 3 stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtmsmPt01jQ&w=560&h=315]

Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.

Director: Michel Gondry

Starring: Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Diane Besnier

Indignation (R) 1 Hr. 50 Min. – 3 1/2 stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKsrUssyQE&w=560&h=315]

In 1955, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Director: James Schamus

Starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts

Gleason (R) 1 Hr. 50 Min. – 3 1/2 stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgkQU32XSFQ&w=560&h=315]

At the age of 34, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do.

Director: Clay Tweel

Starring: Steve Gleason, Mike Gleason, Scott Fujita

Fartsies:

Sausage Party (R) 1 Hr. 29 Min. – 2 stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKaPjWOZJjM&w=560&h=315]

A misplaced sausage and his savory friends embark on an existential adventure through the aisles of a massive supermarket in this raunchy animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Director: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

Starring: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill

Blood Father (R) 1 Hr. 28 Min. – Not screened

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGvTRG-iud8&w=560&h=315]

An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Director: Jean-François Richet

Starring: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna

Anthropoid (R) 2 Hr. – 3 stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blAKCJcXC5c&w=560&h=315]

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director: Sean Ellis

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13) 1 Hr. 50 Min. 3 stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HszfdNS0JSc&w=560&h=315]

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears

Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Pete’s Dragon (PG) – 1 Hr. 42 Min. – 3 1/2 stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPOamb6d_20&w=560&h=315]

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Director: David Lowery

Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley

Next week:
– Ben-Hur
– Don’t Think Twice
– Hell or High Water
– Kubo and the Two Strings
– Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
– Our Little Sister
– War Dogs


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