Friday, June 30, 2017



This week in theaters we have Universal's new animated sequel "Despicable Me 3", the thrilling actioner "Baby Driver" from "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" director Edgar Wright, and the R-rated comedy "The House" starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. Also, Joon-ho Bong's new film "Okja" is opening in select theaters and streaming via Netflix.

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


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Official Synopsis

Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters-Margo, Edith and Agnes-and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination's Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud. Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central's global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s, and proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

Film Details

  • Director: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

  • Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Dana Gaier, Miranda Cosgrove

  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

  • Running Time: 90 min.

  • Rating: PG for action and rude humor

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 61% (65 fresh, 41 rotten, score: 5.7/10)
  • Metacritic: 48 out of 100 (11 positive, 16 mixed, 6 negative).


Baby Driver Movie Image

Official Synopsis

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Film Details

  • Director: Edgar Wright

  • Starring: Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Eiza Gonz├ílez, Kevin Spacey

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Music

  • Running Time: 113 min.

  • Rating: R for Violence and Language Throughout

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 97% (171 fresh, 5 rotten, score: 8.2/10)
  • Metacritic: 86 out of 100 (52 positive, 0 mixed, 0 negative).


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Official Synopsis

Andrew J. Cohen directs this romp about a mother and father (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) who blow their daughter's college fund and start an illegal casino in their basement to recoup the losses.

Film Details

The House Poster
  • Director: Andrew Jay Cohen

  • Starring: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman

  • Genre: Comedy

  • Running Time: 88 min.

  • Rating: R for language throughout, sexual references, drug use, some violence and brief nudity.

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 14% (3 fresh, 19 rotten, score: 3.4/10)
  • Metacritic: 28 out of 100 (1 positive, 3 mixed, 7 negative).


Okja Movie Image

Official Synopsis

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja--a massive animal and an even bigger friend--at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja...while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home. Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) begins with the gentlest of premises--the bond between man and animal--and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all. Okja is a Plan B Entertainment, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company production in association with Netflix.

Film Details

Okja Poster
  • Director: Joon-ho Bong

  • Starring: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-Hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal, Giancarlo Esposito

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

  • Running Time: 118 min.

  • Rating: Not Rated

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 84% (113 fresh, 21 rotten, score: 7.5/10)
  • Metacritic: 76 out of 100 (29 positive, 4 mixed, 1 negative).

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