Friday, June 22, 2018



It's dino crisis time as "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" hits theaters. Critics didn't think much of it, but it's still primed to make a lot of money as pundits expect a $100+ million opening weekend.

There are no other wide releases in theaters this weekend, but there are a couple of limited releases worth checking out, including the western "Damsel" starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, the dramedy "Boundaries" starring Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer, and "Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town" starring Mackenzie Davis.

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


Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

Official Synopsis

It's been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who's still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

Film Details

  • Director: J.A. Bayona

  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Jeff Goldblum, B.D. Wong

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

  • Running Time: 128 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 52% (113 fresh, 104 rotten, score: 5.7/10)
  • Metacritic: 52 out of 100 (18 positive, 31 mixed, 6 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 65% (3.6/5 rating from 19,225 users)
  • Metacritic: 5.7/10 (10 positive, 11 mixed, 4 negative).
  • IMDb: 6.7/10 (39,315 votes)


Damsel Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.

Film Details

  • Director: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

  • Starring: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Robert Forster

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western

  • Running Time: 113 min.

  • Rating: R for some violence, language, sexual material, and brief graphic nudity

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 80% (32 fresh, 8 rotten, score: 6.7/10)
  • Metacritic: 64 out of 100 (13 positive, 9 mixed, 1 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 94% (4.4/5 rating from 153 users)
  • Metacritic: N/A
  • IMDb: 5.6/10 (314 votes)


Boundaries Movie Image

Official Synopsis

LAURA (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father JACK (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal) in LA. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son HENRY, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Without telling Laura, Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family.

Film Details

  • Director: Shana Feste

  • Starring: Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Christopher Lloyd Christopher Lloyd, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Fonda

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Running Time: 104 min.

  • Rating: R for drug material, language, some sexual references and nude sketches

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 56% (10 fresh, 8 rotten, score: 5.5/10)
  • Metacritic: 48 out of 100 (4 positive, 4 mixed, 2 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 73% (3.3/5 rating from 98 users)
  • Metacritic: N/A
  • IMDb: 3.4/10 (312 votes)


Izzy Gets The Fck Across Town Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Riot grrrl rocker and shameless hot mess Izzy wakes up hungover AF to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend tonight at a bougie party across town. Enraged and desperate, Izzy embarks on a frenetic quest across Los Angeles to break up the party in order to fulfill what she believes to be her destiny... before it's too late.

Film Details

  • Director: Christian Papierniak

  • Starring: Alia Shawkat, Mackenzie Davis, Haley Joel Osment, Carrie Coon, Lakeith Stanfield

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Running Time: 86 min.

  • Rating: Not Rated

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 50% (9 fresh, 9 rotten, score: 5.5/10)
  • Metacritic: 57 out of 100 (7 positive, 3 mixed, 1 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 61% (3.8/5 rating from 138 users)
  • Metacritic: N/A
  • IMDb: 5.3/10 (222 votes)

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