4 movies to see, 1 to skip this weekend Aug. 19-21

 

Worth Seeing

 

1. ‘War Dogs’ (R) – 3 stars

““War Dogs” incorporates its Miami backdrop of flashy cars, glitzy nightclubs, sunny beaches, “Scarface” movie posters and giant penthouses into the psyches of its two protagonists, showing us the ideal of success the duo was pursuing.” (Read More)

2. ‘Hell or High Water’ (R) – 3 and a half stars

“This is the most arresting and entertaining mainstream movie in a summer season crowded with giant entertainments that pummeled the audience into fatigue.” (Read More)

 

3. ‘Little Men’ (PG) – 3 stars

“”Little Men” is a subtle movie, alert to the almost imperceptible currents of feeling that pass between its title characters.” (Read More)

4. ‘Don’t Think Twice’ (R) – 3 and a half stars

“An immensely enjoyable, warmhearted and gentle showbiz dramedy about the members of an acclaimed comedy improv group in New York who are about to lose their theater” (Read More)

 

Skip It

 

1.‘Ben Hur’ (PG-13) – 2 and a half stars

“The new “Ben-Hur” doesn’t eclipse its predecessor and so it may lose in this cinematic chariot race.” (Read More)

Still playing

 

1.‘Sausage Party’ (R) – 2 stars

“If watching cartoon characters spout four-letter words is your thing, this might well be the greatest movie ever made.” (Read More)

2. ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ (PG-13) – 3 stars

““Florence Foster Jenkins” is a one-joke movie, but it’s a pretty good joke, and the fact that it’s based on a true story only makes the gag more delicious.” (Read More)

 

3. ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (PG) – 3 stars

““Pete’s Dragon” takes us back to the generation when movies for kids were really for kids: aimed specifically at elementary and middle schoolers and following templates that help youngsters respond to the world while remaining hopeful.” (Read More)

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