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Tuesday, June 30,2015
Film

'Magic Mike XXL' aims to please in more ways than one

Channing Tatum and his buff brothers return in a surprisingly smart and seamless sequel

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Magic Mike XXL hardly resembles its predecessor in tone. Replacing the somber "great recession" subtext is a classical and expressive spin on the road film. 
Tuesday, June 30,2015
Film

'Terminator: Genisys' can’t spell, or do much of anything right

New action sequel starring Arnold Schwarzenegger leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
And just when sequels seemed enjoyable again. Fresh off of the pure joy and exhilaration that is Magic Mike XXL, now we must endure Terminator: Genisys
Wednesday, June 24,2015
Film

'The Overnight' gets hot and heavy after hours

New sex comedy starring Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, and Taylor Schilling is a raucous romp

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Some might argue that bad sex is better than no sex at all. The Overnight begs to differ, opening with a revealing scene that shows just how compromised the joys of intimacy can become after years of recycled habits.
Wednesday, June 24,2015
Film

Al Pacino experiences a renaissance in 'Manglehorn'

New indie drama from David Gordon Green leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Gruff and grumpy, Al Pacino stars as A.J. Manglehorn, a droopy locksmith living alone in a rural Texas town. He owns a quaint brick-and-mortar operation but spends much of his time making house calls to stranded motorists who’ve locked themselves out of their car.
Tuesday, June 16,2015
Film

Minds matter in 'Inside Out'

Newest Pixar wonder personifies memory and personality

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With Inside Out, a modest and tender exploration of memory, transition and personality, Pixar finally dives headfirst into the mind.
Tuesday, June 16,2015
Film

Living and watching in isolation with 'The Wolfpack'

New Sundance Award-winning documentary leads movie rundown

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Inside a cramped tenement apartment in the Lower East Side of New York City, the Angulo brothers recreate key scenes from Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs
Wednesday, June 10,2015
Film

'Results' tightens up the rom-com formula

Guy Pearce, Colbie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan shine in the new indie by Andrew Bujalski

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Being in shape doesn’t necessarily mean you’re better at being in love. If the new romantic comedy Results speaks any truth, having rock hard abs actually ensures a life of commitment issues and unfulfilled desires.
Wednesday, June 10,2015
Film

'Films Al Fresco' brings Italian cinema to San Diego

Film series at The Lafayette Hotel leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Thanks to Convivo, a nonprofit seeking to be “San Diego’s premier Italian cultural organization,” locals will get a chance to see some of the best European imports of recent years. 
Wednesday, June 3,2015
Film

'Love & Mercy' tells complicated, dark story of Brian Wilson

Beach Boys legend deals with torment, abuse, and creative doubt in decade-spanning rock biopic

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Young Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) doesn’t like the limelight. He’d rather be left alone to write music while his fellow Beach Boys tour the globe, party with groupies and claim the fame.
Wednesday, June 3,2015
Film

'Aloft' lands with a thud

New drama starring Jennifer Connelly leads rundown of movies screening

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If you enjoy falcons, spirituality and serious performances from Jennifer Connolly, Aloft might seem—on paper—like the perfect film.
 
 
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