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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Resident Evil – Retribution


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 29% (Critics) / 62% (Audience)
Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Written By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Boris Kodjoe and Michelle Rodriguez
Studio: Screen Gems

Synopsis: Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.
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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Somewhere


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71% (Critics) / 47% (Audience)
Directed By: Sofia Coppola
Written By: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning and Chris Pontius
Studio: Focus Features

Synopsis: Roguish Hollywood star Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) finds his debauched life of excess unexpectedly interrupted when his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning) shows up at the Chateau Marmont Hotel for an unscheduled visit. Later, as father and daughter reconnect, Johnny begins to reassess his sordid lifestyle. Writer/director Sofia Coppola teams with brother Roman to produce a film executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola, and released by Focus Features.
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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Bachelorette


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71% (Critics) / 47% (Audience)
Directed By: Leslye Headland
Written By: Leslye Headland
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson and Lizzy Caplan
Studio: Radius-TWC

Synopsis: On the night before an old friend’s wedding, three frisky bridesmaids go searching for a little fun but find much more than they bargained for. With lovely Becky (Rebel Wilson) set to marry her handsome sweetheart, Dale (Hayes MacArthur), the remaining members of her high school clique reunite for one last bachelorette bacchanal in the Big Apple. Regan (Kirsten Dunst) is an overachieving, uber-Maid of Honor who’s secretly smarting over the fact that she’s not the first to marry, while Gena (Lizzy Caplan) is a whip-smart sarcastic who’s actually a closet romantic, and Katie (Isla Fisher) is a ditzy beauty who loves the good life. But when Becky insists on keeping the bachelorette party tame, the women proceed with an after-hours celebration of their own.
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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Expendables 2


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 67% (Critics) / 79% (Audience)
Directed By: Simon West
Written By: Sylvester Stallone and Richard Wenk
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme
Studio: Lionsgate

Synopsis: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
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Remake Rumble: Total Recall (1990) vs Total Recall (2012)


The 411: A remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger/Paul Verhoeven action flick, this adaptation of the Philip K. Dick story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”, casts Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid who finds himself on the run after a disastrous trip to Rekall (a company that promises to turn your dreams into real life memories) results in his entire identity being proven false.
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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Watch


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 16% (Critics) / 47% (Audience)
Directed By: Akiva Schaffer
Written By: Jared Stern, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg
Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Richard Ayoade and Jonah Hill
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: Suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.
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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Savages


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 50% (Critics) / 77% (Audience)
Directed By: Oliver Stone
Written By: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow and Oliver Stone
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro and John Travolta
Studio: Universal Pictures

Synopsis: Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry-raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon-with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)-wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel.
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