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Friday, August 22, 2014

In Theaters: SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, IF I STAY, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (Dimension Films / R / Wide)
  • IF I STAY (Warner Bros. / PG-13 / Wide)
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (Sony Pictures / PG / Wide)

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


SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR


Sin City A Dame To Kill For

Official Synopsis

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Dennis Haysbert, Juno Temple, Julia Garner, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Powers Boothe, Christopher Meloni, Ray Liotta, Jaime King

  • Director: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

  • Running Time: 102 min.

  • Rating: R for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief drug use


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 41% (41 fresh, 61 rotten, score: 5.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 44 out of 100 (8 positive, 22 mixed, 6 negative).




IF I STAY


If I Stay

Official Synopsis

Mia Hall (Chloƫ Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. "If I Stay" is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

Film Details

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  • Starring: ChloĆ« Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Stacy Keach, Lauren Lee Smith, Liana Liberato, Joshua Leonard

  • Director: R.J. Cutler

  • Genre: Drama

  • Running Time: 106 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 42% (30 fresh, 41 rotten, score: 5.1/10).
  • Metacritic: 47 out of 100 (8 positive, 17 mixed, 6 negative).




WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL


When the Game Stands Tall

Official Synopsis

Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. When the streak is broken, and tragedy strikes the team, Coach Lad must teach his players - and the entire town - that it's not about how you fall, but how you get back up.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown

  • Director: Thomas Carter

  • Genre: Drama, Sport

  • Running Time: 115 min.

  • Rating: PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 18% (10 fresh, 40 rotten, score: 4.8/10).
  • Metacritic: 41 out of 100 (3 positive, 15 mixed, 6 negative).