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Saturday, December 22, 2012

In Theaters: JACK REACHER, THIS IS 40, THE GUILT TRIP and CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY 3D

Jack Reacher


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Official Synopsis: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Robert Duvall, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney, David Oyelowo

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Running Time: 130 min.

Rating: PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 61% (64 fresh, 41 rotten, score: 6.2/10).
  • Metacritic: 48 out of 100 (9 positive, 13 mixed, 5 negative).



This is 40


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Official Synopsis: Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) brings audiences This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see firsthand how they are dealing with their current state of life.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, Megan Fox

Director: Judd Apatow
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 134 min.

Rating: R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 49% (62 fresh, 64 rotten, score: 5.9/10).
  • Metacritic: 58 out of 100 (22 positive, 8 mixed, 7 negative).



The Guilt Trip


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Official Synopsis: Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is an inventor who lives in Los Angeles. He’s come up with an amazing organic cleaner but can’t get anyone interested in manufacturing it. Andy plans a business trip to promote the product and decides to take his recently-widowed mother (Barbra Streisand) along for the ride. She’s been despondent since his father died, so he comes up with a great idea—during the trip he’ll surprise her with a stop in San Francisco, where one of her ex-flames lives.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Kathy Najimy, Miriam Margolyes, Rose Abdoo

Director: Anne Fletcher
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 95 min.

Rating: PG-13 for language and some risque material

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 36% (31 fresh, 54 rotten, score: 5.3/10).
  • Metacritic: 51 out of 100 (9 positive, 15 mixed, 2 negative).

TV Spots:


Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away


Official Synopsis: From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away. A young couple who is separated, must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other, as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim, and dance with the performers. This Holiday Season, Cirque du Soleil brings their world to your city!.

Starring: Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov, Lutz Halbhubner, John Clarke, Dallas Barnett

Director: Andrew Adamson
Genre: Fantasy

Running Time: 91 min.

Rating: PG for some dramatic images and mild sensuality

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 54% (14 fresh, 12 rotten, score: 5.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 55 out of 100 (7 positive, 4 mixed, 2 negative).