The Round-Up

THE ROUND-UP | August 15’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 can be found in The Film Journal.


The Expendables 3

Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

126 min. Director: Patrick Hughes. Writers: Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger. Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li. Watch trailer

Dinosaur 13

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• Recommended A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

95 min. Director: Todd Douglas Miller. Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker. Watch trailer

Hector and the Search for Happiness


A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

114 min. Director: Peter Chelsom. Writers: Maria von Heland, Peter Chelsom. Stars: Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg, Stellan Skarsgård. Watch trailer

The Congress
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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider.

122 min. Director: Ari Folman. Writers: Ari Folman. Stars: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm. Watch trailer

The Rover

10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves’ brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

103 min. Director: David Michôd. Writers: Joel Edgerton, David Michôd. Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy. Watch trailer

Still showing

Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York

Mr. Devereaux is a powerful man. A man who handles billions of dollars every day. A man who controls the economic fate of nations. A man driven by a frenzied and unbridled sexual hunger. A man who dreamed of saving the world and who cannot save himself. A terrified man. A lost man.

125 min. Director: Abel Ferrara. Writers: Abel Ferrara, Christ Zois. Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Gérard Depardieu, Drena De Niro. Watch trailer

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