Opening This Week – June 17

June 17, 2016
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Finding Dory (2016)

Certificate PG   –   Animation | Adventure | Comedy |Family

Metascore: 78/100 (41 reviews)
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
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The Buzz: Ellen DeGeneres is back as the lovable but forgetful Dory, and I am excited for her underwater adventure. My kids probably made me watch Finding Nemo about a million times. Each time the title credits started, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes: “Again?!” But the more I watched, the more I found myself understanding the moral of caring for those closest to you. While it seems we have lost Dory this time around, I have a feeling we are going to learn a lot more about the true nature of family along the way. – Lance

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Central Intelligence (2016)

Certificate PG-13   –   Comedy |Crime

Metascore: 52/100 (29 reviews)
After he reunites with an old school pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
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The Buzz: Overlooking the sophomoric marketing slogans, we think this action-comedy high-school reunion might become a runaway hit; the first pairing of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart feels fresh in a season where audiences have shunned sequels to a certain degree.

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Swiss Army Man (2016) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Musical |Romance

Metascore: 57/100 (9 reviews)
A hopeless man stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
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The Buzz: Yes, the Sundance VIPs either hated or loved this. But remember that that world of people are seeing movies for free and they’re running on little sleep and free booze. So, why not make your own decision about this unconventional movie that stars Paul Dano, who never seems to make a horrible choice with his roles? And who doesn’t want to hitch a ride on Daniel Radcliffe? – Arno

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Tickled (2016) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Documentary

Metascore: 78/100 (12 reviews)
Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesnt stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.
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The Buzz: What seems to be at the core of this documentary is some sort of entity that lures and traps young men in a quasi-sexual internet-based peepshow, and the expertly produced trailer had us conflicted as to whether we should spoil the ending by reading reviews of the doc or waiting until we could see the entire story unfurl for ourselves. (We are opting for the latter but truly on edge to learn of this subject’s mysteries.)

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Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015) – [Limited]

  –   Documentary | Adventure | Biography | Comedy | Drama |Music

Metascore: 72/100 (18 reviews)
A documentary of the story behind Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989).

Jeremy Coon | Tim Skousen

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The Buzz: As you can imagine, this documentary hits upon a number of themes that will resonate with aging movie fans like us. More than a series of recollections about making a shot-for-shot fan film, Raiders! is at its best when it reveals the other challenges life presented to our heroes along their way to adulthood.

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The Last King (2016) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Action | Adventure |Drama

In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King’s illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country’s history.

Nils Gaup

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The Buzz: If you like the idea of a much easier to follow version of “Game of Thrones” set in 13th Century Norway and featuring warriors on skis, then this is the import action movie for you. Yes, that’s “GOT”‘s breakout ginger Kristofer Hivju in the starring role.

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Clown (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Drama | Fantasy |Horror

A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize that it is not a suit at all.

Jon Watts

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The Buzz: This Eli Roth-backed creeper is the directorial debut of Jon Watts, who is currently putting a teen-friendly face on Spider-Man. Watts made a fake trailer for the movie, which impressed Roth so much that he came aboard the real project as a producer.