Saturday, August 17, 2013



Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • KICK-ASS 2 (Universal Picture / R)
  • JOBS (Open Road Films / PG-13)
  • PARANOIA (Relativity Media / PG-13)
  • LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER (The Weinstein Company / PG-13)

Read more about each movie after the jump.


Kick-ASs 2

Official Synopsis

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.

Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.

Film Details

Kick-ASs 2 Poster
  • Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Olga Kurkulina, Lyndsy Fonseca, Donald Faison

  • Director: Jeff Wadlow

  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

  • Running Time: 103 min.

  • Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 28% (34 fresh, 87 rotten, score: 4.7/10).
  • Metacritic: 41 out of 100 (5 positive, 20 mixed, 10 negative).


ahston kutcher steve jobs

Official Synopsis

"JOBS" is the incredibly powerful and true story of the visionary who set out to change the world, and did. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, "JOBS" is an incredibly personal story covering nearly 40 years of Steve Jobs' life and an intensely character-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is a personal tale. An ultimately inspiring story, "JOBS" pulls no punches and does not speculate, only telling the truthful real life events as seen through his eyes, emotions, and ingenuity. The life of Steve Jobs.

Film Details

Jobs Movie Poster
  • Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, Ron Eldard, Amanda Crew, Matthew Modine

  • Director: Joshua Michael Stern

  • Genre: Biography, Drama

  • Running Time: 122 min.

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

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 24% (20 fresh, 62 rotten, score: 4.8/10).
  • Metacritic: 43 out of 100 (5 positive, 21 mixed, 6 negative).


Paranoia Movie Image

Official Synopsis

In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a regular guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. But after one costly mistake, Adam's ruthless CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), forces him to spy on corporate rival, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Wyatt's old mentor. Adam soon finds himself occupying the corner office and living the life of his dreams. However, behind the scenes, he is simply a pawn in Wyatt's corporate game and realizes he must ultimately find a way out from under his boss who will stop at nothing, even murder, to win a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Amber Heard, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Josh Holloway, Richard Dreyfuss

  • Director: Robert Luketic

  • Genre: Thriller

  • Running Time: 106 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality, violence and language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 2% (1 fresh, 51 rotten, score: 3.8/10).
  • Metacritic: 34 out of 100 (0 positive, 15 mixed, 7 negative).


Lee Daniels' The Butler

Official Synopsis

LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. Academy Award (R) nominated Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS) directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy (R)-award winning Danny Strong (GAME CHANGE).

Film Details

Lee Daniels' THe Butler
  • Starring: Forrest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Mariah Carey, Alan Rickman, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, James Marsden, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams

  • Director: Lee Daniels

  • Genre: Drama, Biography

  • Running Time: 132 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 73% (80 fresh, 30 rotten, score: 6.8/10).
  • Metacritic: 66 out of 100 (28 positive, 12 mixed, 0 negative).

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