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Captain Phillips 89 PG-13
Tom Hanks plays the title character, Richard Phillips, the captain of the U.S.
cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009 and the subject of a daring Navy rescue operation.
With Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Max Martini, Yul Vazquez, Chris Mulkey, Corey Johnson, Angus MacInnes; directed by Paul Greengrass. (134 minutes)
Generation Iron 87 PG-13
A documentary look at professional bodybuilding, focusing on the top seven training to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition. Directed by Vlad Yudin. (106 minutes)Good Ol’ Freda 88 PG Director Ryan White’s documentary tells the tale of Freda Kelly, a shy teenager in Liverpool who got a job as secretary for a local band hoping to make it big and ended up working for The Beatles for 11 years. (86 minutes)
I Will Follow You Into the Dark 68 Not rated
Mischa Barton plays a young woman lost and apathetic after the death of her parents whose new love mysteriously disappears into the depths of a dilapidated high-rise (thus the title). With Ryan Eggold, Leah Pipes; directed by Mark Edwin Robinson. (111 minutes)
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete R
During a sweltering summer, a 13-year-old and his 9-year-old brother are left alone to forage for food and dodge child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects after their hard-living mother gets arrested. With Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson; directed by George Tillman Jr. (108 minutes) See review on blooddirangels.com.
Machete Kills R
Danny Trejo reprises his role as the title ex-Federale whom the U.S. president recruits for an impossible mission of taking down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer before they spread war and anarchy across the planet. With Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., Mel Gibson; directed by Robert Rodriguez. (107 minutes) See review on blooddirangels.com.
Ramayya Vastavayya Not rated
A Bollywood actioner with no available synopsis. With Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Junior N.T.R., Shruti K. Haasan, Vidyullekha Raman; directed by Harish Shankar. (165 minutes) No review available.
Romeo & Juliet PG-13
“For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Which moviemakers seem to keep discovering over and over, in this case a 21st-century “reimagining” by Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes. With Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Stellan Skarsgard, Paul Giamatti, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Christian Cooke, Natascha McElhone; directed by Carlo Carlei.
(102 minutes) See review on blooddirangels.com.
Short Term 12 90 R
Brie Larson plays a 20-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers who finds, in two new troubled kids, surprising sources of redemption. With John Gallagher Jr., Stephanie Beatriz, Kaitlyn Dever, Alex Calloway; directed by Destin Cretton. (96 minutes)
MovieStyle, Pages 33 on 10/11/2013
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