Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Opening This Week - January 27

Wide Releases:



A Dog's Purpose

Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Runtime: 2hrs
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

By now you're likely aware of the controversy surrounding A Dog's Purpose. What could have been a touching, well received family film now has to try to convince its audience that it didn't mistreat the animals used in filming. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, because, after all, it is a movie about loving animals and the crucial role they fulfill in the lives of their owners. Not to mention the video that surfaced not too long ago had a bizarre cut that could easily have made it look as though something that likely didn't happen had happened. Only time will tell if audiences are willing to take the filmmaker's word for it.



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Gold

Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
Runtime: 2hrs, 1min
Adventure, Drama, thriller

Despite Matthew McConaughey's enthusiasm for the part and willingness to pack on the pounds for the role (with a diet rich in beer and cheeseburgers), Gold has been getting mixed to negative reviews so far. Most seem to point out its cliché approach to a desperate man seeking the so-called American dream.



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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Runtime: 1hr, 46mins
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Final Chapter supposedly marks the last of the Resident Evil films, though considering their success I suspect it's only the last of the Milla Jovovich lead series.




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Limited Releases:


A Patch of Fog

Directed by: Michael Lennox
Runtime: 1hr, 32mins
Thriller




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Buddies in India

Directed by: Baoqiang Wang
Runtime: 1hr, 45mins
Action, Comedy




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Get the Girl

Directed by: Eric England
Runtime: 1hr, 27mins
Action, Comedy, Crime




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I am Michael

Directed by: Justin Kelly
Runtime: 1hr, 38mins
Biography, Drama




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Kung-Fu Yoga

Directed by: Stanley Tong
Runtime: 1hr, 47mins
Action, Adventure, Comedy




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Lost in Florence

Directed by: Evan Oppenheimer
Runtime: 1hr, 37mins
Romance




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Un Padre No Tan Padre

Directed by: Raúl Martínez
Runtime: 1hr, 34mins
Comedy




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Sophie and the Rising Sun

Directed by: Maggie Greenwald
Runtime: 1hr, 56mins
Drama




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The Daughter

Directed by: Simon Stone
Runtime: 1hr, 36mins
Drama




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The Salesman

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
Runtime: 2hrs, 5mins
Drama, Thriller




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