Friday, February 24, 2017



This week in theaters we have Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the horror film "Get Out", the action film "Collide" starring Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones, and the animated feature "Rock Dog". In limited release, you absolutely have to check out the awesome British zombie flick "The Girl With All the Gifts".

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


Get Out Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Film Details

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  • Director: Jordan Peele

  • Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Catherine Keener

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery

  • Running Time: 103 min.

  • Rating: R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 100% (124 fresh, 0 rotten, score: 8.3/10)
  • Metacritic: 83 out of 100 (38 positive, 1 mixed, 0 negative).


collide movie image

Official Synopsis

After a heist goes terribly wrong, Casey Stein (Nicholas Hoult) finds himself on the run from a ruthless gang headed by mob boss Hagen (Anthony Hopkins). Now Casey has precious cargo that belongs to Hagen, who will stop at nothing to retrieve it. Left with no choice, Casey calls his former employer and drug smuggler Geran (Ben Kingsley) to protect his long-time girlfriend Juliette before Hagen gets his hands on her. Casey sets out on an adrenaline-fueled car chase on the German highways to save the love of his life before it's too late.

Film Details

collide poster
  • Director: Eran Creevy

  • Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Aleksandar Jovanovic

  • Genre: Action, Thriller

  • Running Time: 99 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for violence, frenetic action, some sexuality, language, and drug material

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 27% (3 fresh, 8 rotten, score: 4.4/10)
  • Metacritic: 39 out of 100 (1 positive, 2 mixed, 1 negative).


rock dog movie image

Official Synopsis

For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock 'n' roll star. Yet that means defying his father's wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary - and reclusive - musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast. If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves' plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he's always dreamed of being: More than a dog ... more than a Rock God... he'll be a ROCK DOG!

Film Details

rock dog poster
  • Director: Ash Brannon

  • Starring: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorga Garcia, Matt Dillon, Sam Elliot

  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

  • Running Time: 80 min.

  • Rating: PG for action and language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 44% (11 fresh, 14 rotten, score: 5.6/10)
  • Metacritic: 48 out of 100 (3 positive, 7 mixed, 2 negative).


the girl with all the gifts movie image

Official Synopsis

The near future humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating "hungries". Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these children retain normal thoughts and emotions. And while still being subject to the craving for human flesh that marks the disease these second-generation "hungries" are able to think and feel making them a vital resource in the search for a cure. The children attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever watchful Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest. Melanie is special. She excels in the classroom, is inquisitive, imaginative and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau. When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr. Caldwell. Against the backdrop of a blighted Britain, Melanie must discover what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.

Film Details

the girl with all the gifts poster
  • Director: Colm McCarthy

  • Starring: Gemma Arterton, Dominique Tipper, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Sennia Nanua, Anamaria Marinca

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

  • Running Time: 111 min.

  • Rating: R for disturbing violence/bloody images, and for language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 85% (68 fresh, 12 rotten, score: 7.2/10)
  • Metacritic: 67 out of 100 (11 positive, 7 mixed, 1 negative).

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