Friday, June 27, 2014



Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount Pictures / PG-13 / Wide)
  • SNOWPIERCER (Radius-TWC / R / Limited)
  • BEGIN AGAIN (The Weinstein Company / R / Limited)

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



Official Synopsis

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history...while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.

Film Details

Transformers Age of Extinction Poster
  • Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Bingbing Li, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, T.J. Miller

  • Director: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

  • Genre: Michael Bay

  • Running Time: 165 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 17% (16 fresh, 79 rotten, score: 3.8/10).
  • Metacritic: 32 out of 100 (3 positive, 9 mixed, 18 negative).


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Official Synopsis

In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.

Film Details

Snowpiercer poster
  • Starring: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Alison Pill, Ah-sung Ko, Kang-ho Song

  • Director: Joon-ho Bong

  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

  • Running Time: 126 min.

  • Rating: R for violence, language and drug content

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 92% (59 fresh, 5 rotten, score: 8.1/10).
  • Metacritic: 86 out of 100 (24 positive, 1 mixed, 0 negative).



Official Synopsis

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. BEGIN AGAIN is produced and financed by Exclusive Media and produced by Anthony Bregman, Tobin Armbrust and Judd Apatow.

Film Details

  • Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Def, Catherine Keener

  • Director: John Carney

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music

  • Running Time: 104 min.

  • Rating: R for language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 68% (30 fresh, 14 rotten, score: 6.2/10).
  • Metacritic: 60 out of 100 (14 positive, 11 mixed, 1 negative).

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