ARCH'S WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE 9/12/13

September 12, 2013 - 03:08 AM
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Hope you see something good at the movies...

4 STARS

Blue Jasmine - Cate Blanchett gives an Oscar worthy performance in Woody Allen's updated "Streetcar Named Desire."

Fruitvale Station - Michael B. Jordan captures the last day in the life of a young black man

3 1/2 STARS

Short Term 12 - Brie Larson as a social worker with at risk teens.  Powerful and realistic

The Butler - Forest Whitaker and Oprah re-live America's civil rights struggle

The Spectacular - Miles Teller as high school drunk who grows up with the help of nice girl Shailene Woodley - lovely coming of age story

The Way Way Back - Sam Rockwell takes an interest in Liam James - a teen not happy with his morther or her bullying boyfriend

3 STARS

Elysium - Matt Damon sci-fi with some sly notes on immigration and health care

2 1/2 STARS

The Family

In a World... - Lake Bell plays a struggling voice coach trying to break into voice over work

The World's End - Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's manic world ending pub crawl

We're the Millers - Jennifer Anniston and Jason Sudekis impersonate a white bred middle American family to smuggle drugs

2 STARS

Insidious 2

Riddick (R) - The fourth installment of Vin Diesel's sci-fi, slasher, monster movie on a strange planet

Closed Circuit - Paranoid thriller with Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall never gets beyond cliches

JOBS - Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs - a lot of speechifying

1 STAR

You're Next (R) - Family reunion interrupted by slasher attack but an unusual guest saves the day, sorta.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Watered down mix of Harry Potter and Twilight Saga

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