Sunday, September 27, 2015



This week in theaters we have a variety of genres. We have the animated sequel "Hotel Transylvania 2" that kids will love, the Nancy Meyers comedy "The Intern", a welcome relief from all the CGI-heavy blockbusters, and the gore-filled horror "The Green Inferno" from writer/director Eli Roth for a little pre-Halloween warm-up. In limited release, make sure you check out the Bobby Fischer biopic "Pawn Sacrifice" featuring an Oscar-worthy performance by Tobey Maguire. More about each movie after the jump.

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


Hotel Transylvania 2

Official Synopsis

The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!

Film Details

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  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Mel Brooks, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, Keegan-Michael Key

  • Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

  • Running Time: 89 min.

  • Rating: PG for some scary images, action and rude humor

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 46% (22 fresh, 26 rotten, score: 5.0/10).
  • Metacritic: 43 out of 100 (3 positive, 9 mixed, 7 negative).


The Intern Movie

Official Synopsis

In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

Film Details

The Intern Poster
  • Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam Devine, Celia Weston, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavin, Zack Perlman

  • Director: Nancy Meyers

  • Genre: Comedy

  • Running Time: 121 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 56% (55 fresh, 43 rotten, score: 5.6/10).
  • Metacritic: 51 out of 100 (12 positive, 19 mixed, 4 negative).


The Green Inferno

Official Synopsis

From acclaimed horror director, Eli Roth, THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone... and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Film Details

The Green Inferno Poster
  • Starring: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz, Daryl Sabara, Ignacia Allamand, Sky Ferreira, Ramón Llao

  • Director: Eli Roth

  • Genre: Adventure, Horror

  • Running Time: 100 min.

  • Rating: R for aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 39% (18 fresh, 28 rotten, score: 4.7/10).
  • Metacritic: 39 out of 100 (1 positive, 7 mixed, 6 negative).

Trailers, Clips, Posters and More


Pawn Sacrifice

Official Synopsis

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

Film Details

Pawn Sacrifice Poster
  • Starring: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert, Michael Stuhlbarg

  • Director: Edward Zwick

  • Genre: Drama, Biography

  • Running Time: 114 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 73% (53 fresh, 20 rotten, score: 6.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 66 out of 100 (20 positive, 8 mixed, 0 negative).

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