New Movies In Theaters 

Opening This Week – May 1

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Poster

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Certificate 12A   –   Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Metascore: 72/100 (16 reviews)
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
Director:

Joss Whedon

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THE BUZZ: The expectations placed upon the shoulders of Joss Whedon have resulted in the director speaking candidly about the exhausting experience making this sequel and abdicating the throne to Anthony and Joe Russo, who have signed on to direct both chapters of Avengers: Infinity War. Whedon even called out Ant-Man by saying its original script by Edgar Wright was “the best script Marvel ever had”. We anticipate more barbs from Whedon in the weeks and months to come, but can’t imagine he will be banished from the MCU; I think even Marvel will give him time to decompress after he spent last couple years expanding the Avengers roster to fit 11 principal characters. Of course, there’s also that $1.5 billion global box-office tally that he’s supposed to improve upon, too.

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) Poster

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate 12A   –   Drama

Metascore: 63/100 (4 reviews)
In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
Director:

Thomas Vinterberg

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THE BUZZ: Thomas Vinterberg last directed the Oscar nominated The Hunt and he returns with his adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s celebrated novel. You can’t make this movie without facing comparisons to John Schlesinger’s 1967 version that starred Julie Christie and Terence Stamp even though it’s just shy of being considered a classic; in fact, I bet there’s more than one reviewer out there who thought Vinterberg could make the definitive version. That doesn’t seem to be the case, with most reviews saying the work is solid but unremarkable aside from Carey Mulligan’s performance.

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Welcome to Me (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Comedy | Drama

Metascore: 77/100 (4 reviews)
When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show.
Director:

Shira Piven

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THE BUZZ: You have to imagine that most actresses envy Kristen Wiig’s career as she moves seamlessly from indie projects, where she clearly chooses to play offbeat characters, to big studio movies, a world in which she has yet to be typecast. Since it seems like more of a fantasy world,Welcome to Me might connect better with audiences than Cake did, especially since many of the reviews proclaim that Wiig has never been better on the big screen, and that the story is as honest as it is funny.

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Tangerines (2013) – [Limited]

  –   Drama | War

Metascore: 73/100 (16 reviews)
War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Director:

Zaza Urushadze

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THE BUZZ: Director Zaza Urushadze’s recent Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee shows the Georgian War on a small scale as two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the conflict are taken in by an Estonian pacifist. We’re keeping our eyes on Urushadze’s next move since this is his first international breakthrough.

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Iris (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate PG-13   –   Documentary | Biography | History

A documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.
Director:

Albert Maysles

Stars:

Iris Apfel

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THE BUZZ: Given filmmaker Albert Maysles’s recent passing and Iris Apfel’s iconic status in the fashion and style worlds, this documentary should be a box-office happening. The movie should pair well with the recent Advanced Style and it’s released at a time when older models are en vogue on fashion runways.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) Poster

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) – [Limited]

Certificate 15   –   Adventure | Comedy

After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.
Director:

Felix Herngren

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THE BUZZ: Good luck fitting this title on a marquee. Sweden’s top domestic film of all time finally makes its way over to the U.S.. Something tells us you’ll be seeing director Felix Herngren attached to a new-Hollywood project soon (we’re thinking on the Netflix-level).

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Ride (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Comedy

A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
Director:

Helen Hunt

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THE BUZZ: Helen Hunt has a California dream for her second outing as a director, and overall the movie has received gentle reviews, though most critics say the parent/child dynamics between Hunt and Brenton Thwaites are grating. (We can see that in the trailer.) Mellow bros Luke Wilson and David Zayas are welcome comic relief in their supporting roles.

Far from Men (2014) Poster

Far from Men (2014) – [Limited]

  –   Drama

Metascore: 73/100 (4 reviews)
A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident, and is then ordered to turn him in to the authorities.
Director:

David Oelhoffen

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Hyena (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate 18   –   Crime | Drama

Metascore: 63/100 (7 reviews)
Good policing doesn’t necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a “good” policeman survive?
Director:

Gerard Johnson

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Days of Grace (2011) – [New York City]

Certificate 15   –   Crime | Thriller

Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.
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In Theaters Now – Box Office Top Ten

Fast & Furious 7 (2015) Poster

Fast & Furious 7 (2015)

Certificate 12A   –   Action | Crime | Thriller

  7.9/10
Metascore: 67/100 (44 reviews)
Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Director:

James Wan

Box Office:

Weekend: $18.26M, Gross: $320.54M

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) Poster

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

Certificate PG   –   Action | Comedy

  4/10
Metascore: 13/100 (16 reviews)
After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
Director:

Andy Fickman

Box Office:

Weekend: $15.50M, Gross: $43.95M

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The Age of Adaline (2015) Poster

The Age of Adaline (2015)

Certificate 12A   –   Drama | Romance

  7.5/10
Metascore: 51/100 (30 reviews)
A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.
Director:

Lee Toland Krieger

Box Office:

Weekend: $13.38M, Gross: $13.38M

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Home (2015)

Certificate U   –   Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

  6.8/10
Metascore: 55/100 (31 reviews)
Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.
Director:

Tim Johnson

Box Office:

Weekend: $8.30M, Gross: $153.78M

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Unfriended (2014) Poster

Unfriended (2014)

Certificate 15   –   Horror | Thriller

  6/10
Metascore: 59/100 (29 reviews)
A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.
Director:

Levan Gabriadze

Box Office:

Weekend: $6.24M, Gross: $25.16M

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Ex Machina (2015) Poster

Ex Machina (2015)

Certificate 15   –   Drama | Sci-Fi

  8.1/10
Metascore: 78/100 (42 reviews)
A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.
Director:

Alex Garland

Box Office:

Weekend: $5.44M, Gross: $6.92M

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The Longest Ride (2015) Poster

The Longest Ride (2015)

Certificate PG-13   –   Drama | Romance

  7.2/10
Metascore: 32/100 (29 reviews)
After an automobile crash, the lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.
Director:

George Tillman Jr.

Box Office:

Weekend: $4.37M, Gross: $30.40M

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Get Hard (2015)

Certificate 15   –   Comedy

  6.3/10
Metascore: 34/100 (43 reviews)
When millionaire James King is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.
Director:

Etan Cohen

Box Office:

Weekend: $3.91M, Gross: $84.07M

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Monkey Kingdom (2015) Poster

Monkey Kingdom (2015)

  –   Documentary

  7.3/10
Metascore: 72/100 (21 reviews)
A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia.
Stars:

Tina Fey

Box Office:

Weekend: $3.55M, Gross: $10.26M

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Woman in Gold (2015) Poster

Woman in Gold (2015)

Certificate 12A   –   Drama

  7.6/10
Metascore: 51/100 (31 reviews)
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.
Director:

Simon Curtis

Box Office:

Weekend: $3.50M, Gross: $21.64M

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Source: New Movies In Theaters – IMDb

27.4.2015
 

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