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Ender’s Game: Boys will be boys EVEN IN SPACE

A gangly teen must save the human race in this adaption of Orson Scott Card’s classic novel.

The Counselor: You can’t cheetah death

The Counselor is chock full of wonderful actors, but tries far too hard to pack itself with cynical, nihilistic imagery and heady dialogue, leaving no room for a plot line that we could settle into.

(The New) Carrie: It’s definitely kids that are the real monster

A faithful remake of a classic horror movie about what happens when you make fun of nerds and weirdos (hint: bad things).

Captain Phillips: Nice try, country other than America

This true hero’s tale is a passably made film about a really interesting event, starring fantastic actors who give it their all. So why did I feel like I was the one kidnapped for two hours?

Gravity: Face a silent death in space for just a fraction of the cost

An intimate story of personal survival set on the coldest and largest stage imaginable. It’s both beautiful and terrifying.

Don Jon: It takes one to tango

Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes, acts, and directs this film about a pleasant Jersey fellow and his nightly solo flights to Pleasureville.

Raising Richmond: That’s a pretty good meatball

In Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Sony Pictures Animation offers up a second helping of the adventures of Flint Lockwood and the rest of the ol’ Chewandswallow gang.

Prisoners: Might as well just give up on life

When two girls go missing a father does whatever it takes to get them back–including things that made me curl up in a ball, terrified and shivering.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: If not them bodies, then no bodies

True love waits–through prison, through Texas, and maybe even through mustaches.

Blue Jasmine: Bloom, baby, bloom!

A Park Avenue socialite falls from grace and ends up in a seedier part of San Francisco with her semi-estranged sister. Everyone’s lives are changed, and one person is Louis C.K.

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