The Round-Up

THE ROUND-UP | April 10’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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The DUFF
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A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

PG-13
Director: Ari Sandel
Writers: Josh A. Cagan (screenplay), Kody Keplinger (novel)
Stars: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

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Force Majeure
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A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.

120 min
Director: Ruben Östlund

Writer: Ruben Östlund
Stars: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren

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Good Kill
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A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.

102 min
Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: January Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Ethan Hawke

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2
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When Lou finds himself in trouble, Nick and Jacob fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past – which is really the present.

93 min
Director: Steve Pink
Writers: Josh Heald, Josh Heald (characters)
Stars: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

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JAUJA
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A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

109 min
Director: Lisandro Alonso
Writers: Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger

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John Wick
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An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

101 min
Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch (uncredited)
Writer: Derek Kolstad (screenplay)
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen

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Woman in Gold
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Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

109 min
Director: Simon Curtis
Writers: Alexi Kaye Campbell, E. Randol Schoenberg (life story)
Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl

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Altman
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut
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Fast & Furious 7
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The Dark Horse
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The Water Diviner
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When Animals Dream (Når dyrene drømmer)
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While We’re Young
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