Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.
Opening: Jul. 2, 2014
Wide (United States)
Deliver Us from Evil
Earth to Echo
Limited (United States)
2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
22 Jump Street
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
- Excerpt: Some of the scenes aren’t executed as well as they could be, but there’s plenty of moments that will make your skin crawl. Unfortunately, the characters aren’t very well developed, and once the blood washes away, you’ll forget about them soon enough.
The Case Against 8
- Excerpt: A poignant documentary on five-year battle of LGBT community to gain marriage equality in California.
- Excerpt: Frothy but only mildly amusing aperitif….
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- Excerpt: While Rick Rosenthal’s Drones has the balls to attack the issue head on, the lack of nuance in tackling a complex issue undermines his efforts and that of a game cast.
The Fault in Our Stars
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5
- Excerpt: The inevitable Jackass follow-up hodgepodge
- Excerpt: A wonderful and quirky film about two quite different seventy-somethings and their adventures during a trip to Iceland.
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Nothing Bad Can Happen
Radio Free Albemuth
- Excerpt: “Radio Free Albemuth” explores some interesting issues. Unfortunately, it is saddled with many low-budget constraints that take away its level of theatrical experience that a film like this should have.
José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
- Excerpt: Nuevo pagadeudas de Nicolas Cage, en esta ocasión con el español Paco Cabezas detrás de las cámaras. Esperemos que al cineasta le sirva para abrir puertas en Hollywood, porque no le vemos más utilidad a este mini thriller de acción.
They Came Together
- Excerpt: They Came Together is smart and incisive satire of the scorched-earth variety.
- Excerpt: ‘They Came Together’ is a clever parody of the romantic comedy featuring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as a couple who experience all the typical ups and downs generally prescribed by the genre.
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
- Excerpt: One of those imperfect films that’s nevertheless more intriguing than conventionally stronger but less challenging ones.
- Excerpt: A career-best performance from Mia Wasikowska
Transformers: Age of Extinction
The Two Faces of January
- Excerpt: Las dos caras de enero tiene buenas interpretaciones (aunque Mortensen es demasiado joven para el papel, e Isaac demasiado mayor), visualmente es elegante, llena de planos muy bien compuestos y bonitos, pero Dios mío, qué poca tensión tiene y qué aburrida es.
Young & Beautiful
2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
Journey to the South Pacific
- Excerpt: Spectacular!
2014 Films (Coming Soon)
- Excerpt: It does for High School what Los Angeles Plays Itself did for L.A., albeit featuring a few more scenes of a young man fighting his own possessed hand.
- Excerpt: Gabrielle targets a simplistic triumph-of-the-human-spirit sentiment even as it can’t help but expose the troubling realities of its narrative circumstances.
Gagarin – First in Space
Go Down Death
- Excerpt: Viewers on the same surrealistic wavelength as Eraserhead and Cowards Bend the Knee will likely find a dark diversion or two within Go Down Death.
Grace of Monaco
Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
Me and You
- Excerpt: Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci ends a 10-year hiatus with a stimulating portrait of damaged youth in ‘Me and You.’
- Excerpt: It is an enduring character study that eschews clichés in favor of the elemental truths governing how young people mature through the choices they make.
José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
- Excerpt: Lo nuevo de Nacho Vigalondo es un thriller de nueva generación que justifica su esfuerzo de producción desde un plano técnico verdaderamente tremendo. Resulta un poco agotadora, pero es una propuesta notable.
Diego Salgado @ IGN España [Spanish]
- Excerpt: Third and best film from Nacho Vigalondo.
We Always Lie to Strangers: The Incredible True Story of Branson, Missouri
- Excerpt: Unsurprising darkness beneath the glitter of the Bible Belt’s Vegas