Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Maniac

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 47% (Critics) / 52% (Audience)
Directed By: Franck Khalfoun
Written By: Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur
Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo
Studio: IFC Midnight

Synopsis: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop’s deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Wolverine

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 67% (Critics) / 81% (Audience)
Directed By: James Mangold
Written By: Mark Bomback and Scott Frank
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova and Famke Janssen
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Synopsis:Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in this sequel to the member of the X-Men’s first solo outing. Mark Bomback and The Usual Suspects’ Christopher McQuarrie penned the script, which takes its inspiration from the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller Marvel miniseries from the 1980s dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan as he fights ninjas in the ceremonial garb of the samurai. Knight and Day’s James Mangold directs. (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Cottage Country

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 67% (Audience)
Directed By: Peter Wellington
Written By: Jeremy Boxen
Starring: Tyler Labine, Malin Akerman, Lucy Punch, Sabrina Grdevich and Dan Petronijevic
Studio: Whizbang Films

Synopsis:Todd (Labine) wants everything to be just perfect at the family cottage where he plans to propose to Cammie (Akerman). But things go awry with the arrival of Todd’s slacker brother Salinger (Petronijevic) and his free-spirited girlfriend Masha (Punch). When Todd accidentally dispatches his irksome sibling with an axe, Cammie is determined not to let murder stand in the way of their happiness. – (Source)

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The Conjuring – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85% (Critics) / 90% (Audience)
Directed By: James Wan
Written By: Chad and Carey Hayes
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Synopsis:Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. “The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Killing Season

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 13% (Critics) / 30% (Audience)
Directed By: Mark Steven Johnson
Written By: Evan Daugherty
Starring: Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia
Studio: Milennium Entertainment

Synopsis:Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a reclusive American military veteran (Robert De Niro) and a European tourist (John Travolta) strike up an unlikely friendship. But when the tourist’s true intentions come to light, what follows is a tense battle across some of America’s most forbidding landscape proving the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Despicable Me 2

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76% (Critics) / 89% (Audience)
Directed By: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Written By: Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt and Russell Brand
Studio: Universal Pictures

Synopsis:Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Odd Thomas

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 77% (Audience)
Directed By: Stephen Sommers
Written By: Stephen Sommers
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Nico Tortorella, Addison Timlin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Willem Dafoe
Studio: Freestyle Releasing

Synopsis: Stephen Sommers adapts Dean Koontz’s best-selling book Odd Thomas with this Fusion Films production concerning a clairvoyant 20-year-old (Anton Yelchin) who discovers a dark secret about a stranger in his hometown. Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt, 50 Cent, and Addison Timlin co-star. – (Source)

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