Eric Melin

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer trade in the same kind of faux-clever one-upsmanship that Holmes and Watson do in ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ with similarly weak dialogue but barely a quarter of the charm.

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We have passes to see STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON on Tuesday August 11 at Cinemark Merriam at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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We have advance screening passes to see The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Monday, August 10 at Cinemark Palace on the Plaza at 7:30PM and we want you to have them!

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My Beautiful Laundrette, out now in a new, restored 2K digital transfer on Criterion Blu-ray, takes place in a specific setting and with such specific characters that, even though the place and time feels very unfamiliar, is rendered relatable with an expressionistic tone by a humanistic director who coached some true, raw performances — including one from then up-and-comer Daniel Day-Lewis.

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It’s the deeply earnest performances from Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence and Rachel McAdams — and the natural tendency to get behind the underdog — that keeps Southpaw going, even when a crushing inevitability hangs over the entire movie.

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We have advance screening passes to see VACATION on Thursday July 23 at Cinemark 20 at 7:30 pm and we want you to have them!

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Rudd is his usual likable self, and he’s perfect for a role that requires a lot of exasperation. He’s an everyman that’s easy to root for from the get-go, and his droll sense of humor allows him to comment on the stranger goings-on with the appropriate amount of “WTF?”

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Trainwreck still follows lots of typical rom-com formulas, but it also proves that there is still life left in these formulas, as long as there is true chemistry and tiny subversions along the way.

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We have advance screening passes to see MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION on Monday, July 27th at Cinemark Merriam at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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We have advance screening passes to SOUTHPAW on Tuesday, July 21st at Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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The 1927 Ernest Hemingway short story The Killers was adapted to film twice in a span of less than 20 years, producing two fantastic films which share some of the same themes, but in every other respect couldn’t be farther apart. The fact that The Criterion Collection has updated their previously issued double-movie DVD and has just released it on Blu-ray is real cause for celebration.

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We have advance passes to see PIXELS (3D) Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30 PM at Phoenix Legends and we want you to have them!

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On the surface, this 1970 movie from Czech New Wave auteur Jaromil Jireš seems like a softcore porn Alice in Wonderland but without quite enough nudity to qualify.

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The Bridge is one of the best anti-war movies I’ve ever seen. Certainly its about the futility of war, but it goes farther than that.

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We have advance passes to see TERMINATOR GENISYS in 3D on Monday, June 29 at Cinemark Merriam at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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