Friday, June 19, 2015



This weekend, Disney and Pixar are releasing their new awesome animated film "Inside Out". The movie has already scored stellar reviews and is aiming at the No. 1 spot at the box-office. The other wide release of the week is the Sundance flick "Dope", a coming-of-age dramedy that has also won the hearts of the critics. The limited releases of the week include two other films that received nominations at the Sundance Film Festival. One of them is the drama "Infinitely Polar Bear" starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana, and the other is the R-rated comedy "The Overnight" starring Taylor Schilling and Adam Scott. More about each movie after the jump.

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


Inside Out Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions — Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Film Details

  • Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Oz, Kaitlyn Dias

  • Director: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen

  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama

  • Running Time: 94 min.

  • Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and some action

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 98% (171 fresh, 4 rotten, score: 8.9/10).
  • Metacritic: 93 out of 100 (44 positive, 0 mixed, 0 negative).


Dope Movie Image

Official Synopsis

A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Film Details

Dope (2015) Poster
  • Starring: Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, A$ap Rocky, Chanel Iman, Tony Revolori, ZoĆ« Kravitz, Blake Anderson

  • Director: Rick Famuyiwa

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Running Time: 103 min.

  • Rating: R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence-all involving teens

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 90% (77 fresh, 9 rotten, score: 7.6/10).
  • Metacritic: 72 out of 100 (27 positive, 5 mixed, 0 negative).


Infinitely Polar Bear Movie Image

Official Synopsis

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier.

Film Details

Infinitely Polar Bear Movie Poster
  • Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide, Keir Dullea, William Xifaras, Beth Dixon

  • Director: Maya Forbes

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy

  • Running Time: 90 min.

  • Rating: R for language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 80% (37 fresh, 9 rotten, score: 6.6/10).
  • Metacritic: 66 out of 100 (11 positive, 8 mixed, 1 negative).


The Overnight Movie Image

Official Synopsis

In an attempt to acclimate to Los Angeles, a young couple spends an increasingly bizarre evening with the parents of their son's new friend.

Film Details

The Overnight Poster
  • Starring: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Sarah DeVincentis, R.J. Hermes, Kyle Field

  • Director: Patrick Brice

  • Genre: Comedy

  • Running Time: 79 min.

  • Rating: R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language and drug use.

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 83% (34 fresh, 7 rotten, score: 7.3/10).
  • Metacritic: 65 out of 100 (13 positive, 4 mixed, 0 negative).

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