The Round-Up

The ROUND-UP | July 18’s movies rated

What were the best films that came out in the last week? What were the worst? Were there any you weren’t sure of seeing? Below are quick and easy star ratings of the past week’s releases to help you decide, including short plot details from IMDB. Full comment and opinion will be in in The Film Journal.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

In the wake of a disaster that changed the world, the growing and genetically evolving apes find themselves at a critical point with the human race.

130 min. Director: Matt Reeves. Writers: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa. Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis. Watch trailer

 Finding Vivian Maier
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A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

83 min. Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel. Writers: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel. Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark. Watch trailer

Grand Central

Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. At the same time, he begins an illicit affair with Karole, the fiancée of Toni.

94 min. Director: Rebecca Zlotowski. Writers: Gaëlle Macé, Rebecca Zlotowski. Stars: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet. Watch trailer

I Am Divine

How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters’ cinematic muse and an international drag icon.

90 min. Director: Jeffrey Schwarz. Stars: Divine, Michael Musto, Mark Payne. Watch trailer

Norte, the End of History (Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan)

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An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.

250 min. Director: Lav Diaz. Writers: Lav Diaz, Rody Vera. Stars: Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania. Watch trailer

Some Like It Hot

• Recommended When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (1959 re-release.)

120 min. Director: Billy Wilder. Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond. Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. Watch trailer

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon


A documentary on legendary Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, who fell into artist management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college.

85 min. Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers. Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas. Watch trailer

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