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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 Bourne Legacy


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 55% (Critics) / 57% (Audience)
Directed By: Tony Gilroy
Written By: Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton
Studio: Universal Pictures

Synopsis: The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Campaign


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 67% (Critics) / 64% (Audience)
Directed By: Jay Roach
Written By: Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell
Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Synopsis: In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.
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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: Beasts of the Southern Wild


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% (Critics) / 82% (Audience)
Directed By: Benh Zeitlin
Written By: Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly
Studio: Fox Searchlight

Synopsis: Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.
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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Dark Knight Rises


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% (Critics) / 93% (Audience)
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Written By: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, and David S. Goyer
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Tom Hardy.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Synopsis: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
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