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Sunday, May 18, 2014

In Theaters: GODZILLA, MILLION DOLLAR ARM, THE IMMIGRANT

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • GODZILLA (Warner Bros. Pictures / PG-13 / Wide)
  • MILLION DOLLAR ARM (Walt Disney Pictures/ PG / Wide)
  • THE IMMIGRANT (The Weinstein Company / R / Limited)

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.


GODZILLA


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Official Synopsis

In Summer 2014, the world's most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure "Godzilla." From visionary new director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche

  • Director: Gareth Edwards

  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

  • Running Time: 123 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 72% (156 fresh, 60 rotten, score: 6.6/10).
  • Metacritic: 62 out of 100 (26 positive, 20 mixed, 1 negative).




MILLION DOLLAR ARM


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Official Synopsis

Based on a true story, Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" follows JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) will have to close their business down for good if JB doesn't come up with something fast. Late one night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, JB comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Why not go to there and find the next baseball pitching sensation? Setting off for Mumbai with nothing but a gifted but cantankerous scout (Alan Arkin) in tow, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called "Million Dollar Arm" where 40,000 hopefuls compete before two 18-year-old finalists, Rinku and Dinesh (Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal), emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the United States to train with legendary pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton). The goal: get the boys signed to a major league team. Not only is the game itself difficult to master, but life in the U.S. with a committed bachelor makes things even more complicated-for all of them. While Rinku and Dinesh learn the finer points of baseball and American culture, they in turn teach JB the true meaning of teamwork and commitment. Ultimately, what began as a purely commercial venture becomes something more and leads JB to find the one thing he was never looking for at all-a family.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Bar Paly

  • Director: Craig Gillespie

  • Genre: Drama, Sports, Biography

  • Running Time: 124 min.

  • Rating: PG for mild language and some suggestive content


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 59% (60 fresh, 41 rotten, score: 5.9/10).
  • Metacritic: 55 out of 100 (17 positive, 18 mixed, 0 negative).




THE IMMIGRANT


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Official Synopsis

In James Gray's THE IMMIGRANT, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) - a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno's cousin - restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk, Angela Sarafyan

  • Director: James Gray

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery

  • Running Time: 120 min.

  • Rating: R for sexual content, nudity and some language


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 82% (36 fresh, 8 rotten, score: 7.7/10).
  • Metacritic: 73 out of 100 (19 positive, 5 mixed, 0 negative).

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