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Movies with Sean Means for the Week of July 4, 2016

Artsies

Wiener Dog (R) – 2.5 Stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C7OewoxnKI]

Welcome to the doghouse: the latest hilariously biting comedy from Todd Solondz is a twisted Lassie for misanthropes. It follows the wayward adventures of a dachshund who passes from oddball owner to oddball owner—including the world’s worst mom, a beleaguered screenwriter, and the grownup incarnation of Welcome to the Dollhouse’s Dawn Wiener—whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, and Zosia Mamet, Wiener-Dog is a tragically funny, wondrously warped look at the absurdity of life (and death) from one of contemporary cinema’s most fearless and unique voices. Co-presented with Amazon Studios.

Director: Todd Solondz

Starring: Greta Gerwig, Keaton Nigel Cooke, Tracy Letts

The Music of Strangers (PG-13) – 3.5 Stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Ofj4hOVpA]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.
Director: Morgan Neville

Starring: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor

The Wailing (NR) – 3.5 Stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43uAputjI4k]

A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Director: Hong-jin Na

Starring: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Woo-hee Chun

Fartsies

Range 15 – (NR) – Not Screened (Brewvies only)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9tjzV-rCIY]

A group of veterans wake up after a night of partying to find out that the zombie apocalypse has spread across the United States. Together, they must fight their way across the country in order to find a cure for the outbreak and restore freedom before it’s too late.
Director: Ross Patterson

Starring: Sean Astin, Danny Trejo, Keith David

The Secret Life of Pets (PG) – 2 Stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-80SGWfEjM]

A terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke, a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes.
Director: Yarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud

Starring: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (R) – 2.5 Stars

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33MtR-g4Jcg]

Two brothers place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.
Director: Jake Szymanski

Starring: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick

Next Week:

  • Ghostbusters
  • Gurukulam
  • The Infiltrator
  • Tickled

 


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