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THE ROUND-UP | January 16’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.


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American Sniper
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Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

132 min
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Jason Hall
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner

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Duck Soup
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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. [1933 rerelease]

68 min
Director: Leo McCarey
Writers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby
Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

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Testament of Youth
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A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I.

129 min
Director: James Kent
Writer: Juliette Towhidi
Stars: Hayley Atwell, Alicia Vikander, Dominic West

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Whiplash
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• Recommended A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.

107 min
Director: Damien Chazelle
Writer: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

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Wild
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A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

115 min
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Writer: Nick Hornby
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann

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Taken 3
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Foxcatcher
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Into the Woods
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