Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Opening This Week - September 30

Wide Releases:


Deepwater Horizon

Directed by: Peter Berg
Runtime: 1hr, 47mins
Action, Drama, Disaster

Peter Berg's film about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster is already getting its fair share of positive reviews. But the negative ones seem to indicate, despite being strong technically, it lacks depth. Still there's a good cast here. Perhaps its fitting to get a release date so soon after Sully, another  film based on a true disaster. It was also a strong technical film with solid performances, but didn't do anything particularly notable. Yet it was entertaining and watchable. This could very well be a similar story.




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Masterminds

Directed by: Jared Hess
Runtime: 1hr, 34mins
Comedy

Finally that movie that we've been seeing trailers for, for so long is hitting theaters. This one looks genuinely funny and has a cast of likable comedic actors. So why did it get shelved for so long? Usually it's an indication of a film that just didn't work out, or a disagreement between filmmakers and producers. However, neither seem to be the case here (that we know of). Rather Relativity Media's financial crisis had them pushing the film's debut back repeatedly. For the sake of all involved I'm just glad to see it finally getting a release.



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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Directed by: Tim Burton
Runtime: 2hrs, 7mins
Fantasy

This looks like X-Men meets the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but for younger audiences. Its somewhat mixed initial reviews won't help it gain wide appeal, but there is a built in fan base for anyone who liked the book its based on. 



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Limited Releases:


American Honey

Directed by: Andrea Arnold
Runtime: 2hrs, 43mins
Drama



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A Man Called Ove


Directed by: Hannes Holm
Runtime: 1hr, 56mins
Comedy



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Denial

Directed by: Mick Jackson
Runtime: 1hr, 50mins
Biography, Drama



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Flock of Dudes

Directed by: Bob Castrone
Runtime: 1hr, 30mins
Comedy



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M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Directed by: Neeraj Pandey
Runtime: 3hrs, 10mins
Biography, Sports



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