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Friday, July 14, 2017



This week in theaters we have "War for the Planet of the Apes", the final chapter in the Apes vs. Humans reboot trilogy, and the horror film "Wish Upon". In limited release, it might be worth checking out the highly acclaimed period drama "Lady MacBeth" and the anorexia drama "To The Bone" starring Lily Collins.

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


War of the Planet of the Apes Movie Image

Official Synopsis

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Film Details

  • Director: Matt Reeves

  • Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Judy Greer

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

  • Running Time: 140 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, thematic elements, and some disturbing images

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 94% (154 fresh, 10 rotten, score: 8.2/10)
  • Metacritic: 83 out of 100 (43 positive, 5 mixed, 0 negative).


Wish Upon Movie Image

Official Synopsis

In the latest horror thriller from the director of ANNABELLE, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is barely surviving the hell that is high school, along with her friends MEREDITH (Sydney Park) and JUNE (Shannon Purser). So when her dad (Ryan Phillippe) gifts her an old music box with an inscription that promises to grant the owner's wishes, she thinks there is nothing to lose. Clare makes her first wish and, to her surprise, it comes true. Before long, she finally has it all: money, popularity and her dream boy. Everything seems perfect - until the people closest to her begin dying in gruesome and twisted ways. Now, with blood on her hands, Clare has to get rid of the box, before it costs her and everyone she loves the ultimate price. Be careful what you wish for. Broad Green Pictures' WISH UPON is directed by John R. Leonetti (ANNABELLE) and produced by Sherryl Clark (CLOVERFIELD).

Film Details

  • Director: John R. Leonetti

  • Starring: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee

  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

  • Running Time: 90 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 23% (9 fresh, 31 rotten, score: 3.8/10)
  • Metacritic: 31 out of 100 (1 positive, 7 mixed, 13 negative).


Lady Macbeth Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Film Details

  • Director: William Oldroyd

  • Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton

  • Genre: Drama

  • Running Time: 89 min.

  • Rating: R for some disturbing violence, strong sexuality/nudity, and language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 89% (74 fresh, 9 rotten, score: 7.9/10)
  • Metacritic: 78 out of 100 (20 positive, 4 mixed, 1 negative).


To the Bone Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Based on the real-life experiences of writer/director Marti Noxon, TO THE BONE shares the story of 20-year- old Ellen and her battle with anorexia. Ellen enters a group home run by an unconventional doctor where she and the other residents go on a sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing journey - navigating their addictions and finding the path to choosing life.

Film Details

  • Director: Marti Noxon

  • Starring: Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Liana Liberato, Kathryn Prescott, Lili Taylor, Carrie Preston

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Running Time: 107 min.

  • Rating: Not Rated

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 77% (23 fresh, 7 rotten, score: 6.3/10)
  • Metacritic: 64 out of 100 (9 positive, 3 mixed, 1 negative).

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