Friday, February 3, 2017



This week in theaters we have "Rings", a horror reboot/sequel nobody asked for, and "The Space Between Us", a sci-fi coming-of-age story that looks to be a box-office dud. And this is just the beginning of February. In limited release the comedy "War on Everyone" might be worth checking out, but steer clear of Robert De Niro's latest stinker, "The Comedian".

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


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Official Synopsis

A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before...

Film Details

Rings Poster
  • Starring: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Vincent D'Onofrio, Laura Wiggins

  • Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez

  • Genre: Drama, Horror

  • Running Time: 102 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for violence/terror, thematic elements, some sexuality and brief drug material

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 5% (2 fresh, 37 rotten, score: 2.8/10)
  • Metacritic: 19 out of 100 (0 positive, 1 mixed, 19 negative).



Official Synopsis

In this interplanetary adventure, shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet - never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, Gardner is eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars. But after his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere. Gardner joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery

  • Director: Peter Chelsom

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance

  • Running Time: 120 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for brief sensuality and language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 16% (11 fresh, 57 rotten, score: 4.3/10)
  • Metacritic: 33 out of 100 (0 positive, 11 mixed, 14 negative).


War on Everyone

Official Synopsis

TERRY (Alexander Skarsgård) and BOB (Michael Peña)are two crooked cops who frame and blackmail criminals all over town. Looking for the ultimate pay-off, they try to extort a strip-club manager (Caleb Landry Jones) and his eccentric, junkie boss, (Theo James), but get more than they bargained for when their hair-brained scheme uncovers a bigger, darker secret.

Film Details

  • Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Theo James, Caleb Landry Jones, Tessa Thompson, Stephanie Sigman

  • Director: John Michael McDonagh

  • Genre: Comedy

  • Running Time: 98 min.

  • Rating: R for violence, sexuality/nudity, drug use and pervasive language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 57% (29 fresh, 29 rotten, score: 5.4/10)
  • Metacritic: 50 out of 100 (7 positive, 10 mixed, 4 negative).


The Comedian

Official Synopsis

An aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro) has seen better days.  Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played.  Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another resulting in surprising consequences.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Harvey Keitel, Patti LuPone, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman

  • Director: Taylor Hackford

  • Genre: Comedy

  • Running Time: 119 min.

  • Rating: R for crude sexual references and language throughout

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 25% (20 fresh, 61 rotten, score: 4.5/10)
  • Metacritic: 40 out of 100 (4 positive, 20 mixed, 12 negative).

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