NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK

Funny People

A famous comedian-movie star (Adam Sandler) finds out he’s dying and tries to find a connectection to give his empty life meaning. Some memorable moments but just not funny enough and way too long.

In the Loop

This pointed British satire shows how the prospect of military conflict plays out on the staff level. The laugh lines come so quickly that you’d probably have to watch the movie twice to get them all.

Shrink

Kevin Spacey stars as an LA shrink going through the motions of trying to help his patients. The more Shrink tries to get you invested in its characters, the more you want to tell them to get over themselves.

Aliens in the Attic
A family encounters some friendly and not-so-friendly extraterrestrials while on vacation in Maine. Think action-comedy, not horror. The studio declined to screen this film in advance for critics.

The Collector
An ex-con plots a heist at his new employer’s country home, unaware that a second criminal has rigged it with a series of deadly traps. The studio declined to screen this film in advance for critics.

More movie reviews

OPENING FRIDAY, August 7 From Guidelive.com

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: The summer’s latest action flick is based on the action figure-cartoon franchise.

A Perfect Getaway: A couple fights to stay alive during their backpacking adventure on an island.

Julie & Julia: Based on the book, the film follows Julie Powell on a cooking quest and Julia Child‘s life.

Shorts: Arainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, granting the wishes of whoever holds it.

Tetro: A family in Buenos Aires gets caught up in rivalry.

Paper Heart: Charlyne Yi searches across America for the meaning of true love.

The Cove: Ric O’Barry’s quest to save dolphins leads him to a town off the coast of Japan.

The Beaches of Agnes: Filmmaker Agnes Varda makes a biopic on Agnes Varda.

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