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Genre: Fact-based War Drama with Comedic Touches
Director: George Clooney
Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh BonnevilleThe Story: Fact-based story of the men who rescued stolen art treasures from the Nazis in WWII. The Lowdown: Yes, it should have been great and it's only pretty good, but it's not the disaster many have painted. It's solidly made and individual sequences are excellent, even if the whole doesn't work so well.
Genre: Animated Adventure
Director: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street)
Starring: (Voices) Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Liam NeesonThe Story: An uninteresting Lego figure — living in a Lego world — is chosen to fulfill a prophecy that will free his people. The Lowdown: A fun, often cute (and eventually sappy) movie that’s enjoyable but disposable.
Genre: Buddy Cop Comedy
Director: Tim Story (Think Like a Man)
Starring: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Tika Sumpter, John Leguizamo, Laurence FishburneThe Story: A loudmouthed security guard goes on a ride along with his girlfriend’s hard-as-nails police officer brother. The Lowdown: A poorly written, poorly executed buddy cop film with all the cliches that come along with it.
Genre: Theatrical Black Comedy Drama
Director: John Wells (The Company Men)
Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam ShepardThe Story: An astonishingly dysfunctional family gathers for the funeral of its patriarch. Personalities clash, tempers flare, secrets are revealed. The Lowdown: Essentially, this is an overheated melodrama, but it's enjoyably performed as dark comedy by a high-profile cast. It's not a great movie, but it's a lot of twisted fun, great dialogue and scenery chewing.
Genre: Futuristic Comedy Drama
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Matt LetscherThe Story: Mildly futuristic story of a man who falls in love with his sentient computer operating system. The Lowdown: It doesn't all work, and Her is more simplistic than its ambitions to be a profound statement on modern technology would like. But it's more workable than its premise might sound — and there's an emotional wallop to it.
Genre: War Action
Director: Peter Berg (Battleship)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric BanaThe Story: Four Navy Seals in the Afghani wilderness are ambushed by Taliban forces. The Lowdown: Its inherent nastiness and fits of being little more than an '80s action movie throwback keep the film from reaching its lofty intentions.
Genre: Cheerfully Amoral Sometimes Fact-Based Comedy Drama
Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy RennerThe Story: Vaguely fact-based (Abscam) comedy drama about not-very-bright people trying to out-con each other. The Lowdown: Funny, cynical and even a little demented, David O. Russell's latest boasts incredible turns from its high-powered cast, a genuine sense of the late 1970s and a pop soundtrack to die for.
Genre: Animated Fantasy
Director: Chris Buck (Surf's Up), Jennifer Lee
Starring: (Voices) Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan TudykThe Story: A newly crowned queen — with the ability to freeze things — plunges her country into perpetual winter. The Lowdown: It's certainly dazzling to look at, but apart from the presence of two female leads and no real male hero, it's pretty standard Disney fare, decked out in a largely forgettable, but occasionally irritating, songs. Not a bad movie, but far from a great one.
Genre: Fact-Based Drama Comedy
Director: Stephen Frears (The Queen)
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Barbara Jefford, Ruth McCabe, Peter HermannThe Story: Fact-based story of the search for a child given up for adoption 50 years after the fact. The Lowdown: Beautifully crafted, intelligently written and anchored by marvelously nuanced performances from Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, Philomena is a delightful, emotionally satisfying awards-season surprise.
Genre: Biographical Drama
Director: Steve McQueen (Shame)
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'oThe Story: The story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery. The Lowdown: Powerful, brilliantly — and beautifully — made. It boasts a gallery of fine performances and should finally propel Chiwetel Ejiofor to the stardom he's deserved for 10 years. It's a fine film, but maybe not quite a masterpiece.
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