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Friday, January 11, 2019

In Theaters: A DOG'S WAY HOME, THE UPSIDE, REPLICAS and ON THE BASIS OF SEX

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Dog lovers are in for a treat this weekend as the family adventure film "A Dog's Way Home" has been released in theaters. The film is not the sequel to 2017's "A Dog's Purpose" but it is based on another one of author W. Bruce Cameron's books. The actual sequel is titled "A Dog's Journey" and will be released on May 17, 2019.

Another new wide release is "The Upside" starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, a remake of the French film "The Intouchables". The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, but ended up being shelved by The Weinstein Company last year after the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and was ultimately acquired by STX Entertainment and Lantern Entertainment.

If you're into silly sci-fi flicks, you might want to check out Keanu Reeves in "Replicas", which will probably end up as the first disaster of 2019. For fans of biopics, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg movie "On the Basis of Sex", starring Felicity Jones, has expanded nationwide.

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





A DOG'S WAY HOME


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Official Synopsis

Separated from her owner, a dog sets off on an 400-mile journey to get back to the safety and security of the place she calls home. Along the way, she meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives.

Film Details

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  • Director: Charles Martin Smith

  • Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Edward James Olmos, Jonah Hauer-King, Ashley Judd, Wes Studi, Alexandra Shipp

  • Genre: Adventure, Family

  • Running Time: 96 min.

  • Rating: PG for thematic elements, some peril and languag


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 69% (19 fresh, 9 rotten, score: 5.3/10)
  • Metacritic: 48 out of 100 (2 positive, 6 mixed, 2 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 82% (4.2/5 rating from 382 users)
  • Metacritic: N/A
  • IMDb: 6.7/10 (128 votes)





THE UPSIDE


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Official Synopsis

Inspired by a true story, The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston). Directed by Neil Burger and written by Jon Hartmere, The Upside is based on the hit 2011 French film The Intouchables.

Film Details

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  • Director: Neil Burger

  • Starring: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Aja Naomi King, Golshifteh Farahani, Tate Donovan, Julianna Margulies

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Running Time: 125 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 36% (31 fresh, 54 rotten, score: 5.1/10)
  • Metacritic: 45 out of 100 (8 positive, 15 mixed, 5 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 72% (3.5/5 rating from 506 users)
  • Metacritic: 1.3/10 (0 positive, 1 mixed, 3 negative).
  • IMDb: 3.9/10 (1,852 votes)





REPLICAS


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Official Synopsis

After a car accident kills his family, a daring synthetic biologist (Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science.

Film Details

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  • Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

  • Starring: Alice Eve, Keanu Reeves, Emily Alyn Lind, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz, Emjay Anthony

  • Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

  • Running Time: 107 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, violence, disturbing images, some nudity and sexual references


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 8% (1 fresh, 12 rotten, score: 3.1/10)
  • Metacritic: 17 out of 100 (0 positive, 2 mixed, 9 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 44% (2.8/5 rating from 571 users)
  • Metacritic: 2.7/10 (1 positive, 1 mixed, 4 negative).
  • IMDb: 5.5/10 (4,478 votes)





ON THE BASIS OF SEX


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Official Synopsis

The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

Film Details

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  • Director: Mimi Leder

  • Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Cailee Spaeny

  • Genre: Biography, Drama

  • Running Time: 120 min.

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


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 71% (102 fresh, 41 rotten, score: 6.5/10)
  • Metacritic: 60 out of 100 (21 positive, 15 mixed, 1 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 67% (3.4/5 rating from 773 users)
  • Metacritic: 4.8/10 (6 positive, 4 mixed, 4 negative).
  • IMDb: 5.7/10 (1,461 votes)








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