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Saturday, July 16, 2016

In Theaters: GHOSTBUSTERS, THE INFILTRATOR, CAFE SOCIETY, EQUALS

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This week in theaters it's time to kick some ghost butt with the all-new, all-female "Ghostbusters". Plenty of fan hate for this one, but critics seemed to genuinely like it. If fantasy isn't your thing, then you might enjoy the true story thriller "The Infiltrator" starring Bryan Cranston. In limited release we have Woody Allen's new film "Cafe Society" and the dystopian romance "Equals" starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. More about each movie after the jump.

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


GHOSTBUSTERS


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Official Synopsis

30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Charles Dance

  • Director: Paul Feig

  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

  • Running Time: 116 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 73% (148 fresh, 56 rotten, score: 6.5/10).
  • Metacritic: 60 out of 100 (30 positive, 18 mixed, 3 negative).




THE INFILTRATOR


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Official Synopsis

Based on a true story, Federal agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent EMIR ABREU (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fianc√© KATHY ERTZ (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant ROBERTO ALCAINO (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Gilgun, Amy Ryan, Juliet Aubrey, Jason Isaacs, Olympia Dukakis

  • Director: Brad Furman

  • Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

  • Running Time: 127 min.

  • Rating: R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual content and drug material


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 65% (59 fresh, 32 rotten, score: 6.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 66 out of 100 (25 positive, 10 mixed, 1 negative).

Trailers, Clips, Posters and More




CAFE SOCIETY



Official Synopsis

A young man arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry. There, he falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll, Anna Camp, Parker Posey

  • Director: Woody Allen

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

  • Running Time: 96 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for some violence, a drug reference, suggestive material and smoking


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 79% (59 fresh, 16 rotten, score: 6.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 66 out of 100 (18 positive, 8 mixed, 0 negative).




EQUALS


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Official Synopsis

Two young lovers living in a future devoid of emotions discover that a disease has the power to bring them back in this sci-fi romance from director Drake Doremus. Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult star in this Scott Free Films production featuring Guy Pearce and Jacki Weaver.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Guy Pearce, Bel Powley, Jacki Weaver, Aurora Perrineau

  • Director: Drake Doremus

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

  • Running Time: 101 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for thematic content, sensuality, partial nudity and disturbing images


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 36% (18 fresh, 32 rotten, score: 5.1/10).
  • Metacritic: 43 out of 100 (8 positive, 13 mixed, 4 negative).






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