Friday, October 30, 2015



This week in theaters there's not really a lot of Halloween action in terms of new releases, although most of them are somewhat dark in tone. In wide release we have the chef drama "Burnt" starring Bradley Cooper, the political satire "Our Brand is Crisis" starring Sandra Bullock and the horror comedy "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse". In limited release the drama "Bare" starring Dianna Agron and Paz de la Huerta might be worth checking out.

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


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Official Synopsis

Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all - and lost it. The former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene had earned two Michelin stars and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive star though, Jones will need to leave his bad habits behind and get the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). BURNT is a remarkably funny and emotional story about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Omar Sy, Matthew Rhys, Alicia Vikander, Uma Thurman, Lily James

  • Director: John Wells

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy

  • Running Time: 101 min.

  • Rating: R for language throughout

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 29% (23 fresh, 55 rotten, score: 5.0/10).
  • Metacritic: 42 out of 100 (3 positive, 5 mixed, 19 negative).

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Our Brand is Crisis

Official Synopsis

A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Thornton), now coaching the opposition.

But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability – both on and off the campaign trail – Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers. Dramatic, rapid-fire and laced with satire, “Our Brand is Crisis” reveals the cynical machinations and private battles of world-class political consultants for whom nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida, Ann Dowd, Zoe Kazan, Scoot McNairy

  • Director: David Gordon Green

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Running Time: 107 min.

  • Rating: R for language including some sexual references

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 33% (30 fresh, 62 rotten, score: 5.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 50 out of 100 (9 positive, 15 mixed, 6 negative).

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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Official Synopsis

Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, Halston Sage, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Blake Anderson, Patrick Schwarzegger

  • Director: Christopher Landon

  • Genre: Comedy, Horror

  • Running Time: 93 min.

  • Rating: R for zombie violence and gore, sexual material, graphic nudity, and language throughout

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 31% (9 fresh, 20 rotten, score: 4.6/10).
  • Metacritic: 35 out of 100 (1 positive, 5 mixed, 6 negative).

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Official Synopsis

After a lifetime of living in her sheltered and rural hometown, without any apparent means of changing a certain fate, Sarah (Dianna Agron) discovers a possible way out in Pepper (Paz De La Huerta), a mysterious female drifter. Through Pepper’s influence, Sarah is motivated to take a job at a highway strip club where Pepper sells drugs. Underneath Sarah’s search for freedom is her discovery of love. But as their friendship develops into a romance, and Sarah’s life veers further away from what it was. She soon finds herself trapped in a double life and quickly realizes what happens when real life collides with fantasy.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Dianna Agron, Paz de la Huerta, Chris Zylka, Louisa Krause, Mary Price Moore

  • Director: Natalia Leite

  • Genre: Drama

  • Running Time: 88 min.

  • Rating: Unrated

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: N/A
  • Metacritic: 52 out of 100 (2 positive, 1 mixed, 1 negative).

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