On The Purge: Anarchy And The Rest Of This Weekend's Wide And Special Releases.

Boyhood.
Director: Richard Linklater.
Writer: Richard Linklater.
Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke.
Where it's playing: Magnolia.

Richard Linklater spent 12 years making Boyhood. It's a soulful movie about soulful people. And you just can't help but fall in love with it. Check out our gushing review here.

Wish I Was Here.
Director: Zach Braff.
Writer: Zach Braff.
Cast: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene.
Where it's playing: AMC Northpark, Magnolia and Angelika Plano.

Zach Braff admires himself for two hours in the very terrible Wish I Was Here. See our unkind review here.

Sex Tape.
Director: Jake Kasdan.
Writer: Kate Angelo, Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller.
Cast: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Rob Lowe, Ellie Kemper.
Where it's playing: Everywhere.

There's a lot of talent behind Sex Tape — Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller (I Love You, Sarah Marshall), Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher) — but it looks like these bros were looking to make a quick buck. And, lo, Sex Tape was born. Please support good cinema and put your money in Boyhood. Thanks.

Planes: Fire & Rescue.
Director: Roberts Gannaway.
Writer: Jeffrey M. Howard.
Cast: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen.
Where it's playing: Everywhere.

I haven't seen the first Planes movie, so I'm not sure if Bruce Willis found out he was dead the whole time. But I'm sure it's a cute movie. That trend will probably follow with this sequel, as well as show kids in a fun way that playing fire is bad news.

The Purge: Anarchy.
Director: James DeMonaco.
Writer: James DeMonaco.
Cast: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford.
Where it's playing: Everywhere.

I liked The Purge: Anarchy more than I thought I would. It reminded me of the American Classic starting Emilio Estevez, Judgement Night. I haven't seen the first Purge, but this one takes place on the streets, which gives the chaos a terrifyingly real feel. It's a chilling game of cat and mouse, but with guns and chainsaws.

Wet Hot American Summer.
Director: David Wain.
Writer: Michael Showalter, David Wain.
Cast: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd.
Where it's playing: Angelika.

As a part of their After Hours series, The Angelika is screening David Wain's American classic, Wet Hot American Summer Every generation has a great summer camp movie, and this one's ours.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz.
Director: Brian Knappenberger.
Writer: Brian Knappenberger.
Cast: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow.
Where it's playing: Texas Theatre.

Before his death at the young age of 26, Aaron Swartz helped create the RSS feed, Reddit, Creative Commons and many popular online entities that remain prominent today. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz covers Swartz's career, right up to his arrest by MIT police for some online hoopla we don't fully understand and his eventual, unfortunate suicide on January 11, 2013. Had he held on, he would have learned that he would be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Quite a shame. Should you miss it tonight, this one's also screening on Sunday.

Among Ravens.
Director: Russell Friedenberg, Randy Redroad.
Writer: Russell Friedenberg.
Cast: Christian Campbell, Vinnie Duyck, Russell Friedenberg.
Where it's playing: Texas Theatre.

Just in time to miss July 4th — the time when the film is set — is Among Ravens. This film stars Amy Smart (Road Trip), Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) and Natalie Imbruglia (who sings that one song “Torn”), as a group of friends hanging out on Independence Day, only to have life suck when an old pal comes back into the picture to shake things up.

The Royal Tenenbaums.
Director: Wes Anderson.
Writer: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray.
Where it's playing: Inwood.

The Royal Tenenbaums is the film that really defined Wes Anderson's style of filmmaking — the tracking shots, the giant sets, the perfect symmetry, the color palettes, the timeless period settings and the recurring actors — and set the tone for every single one of his subsequent films. Starring some of the best talent Hollywood will ever have to offer (Murray! Hackman! Huston!), this is perhaps his most ambitious film to date, not to mention his best. Screening this weekend only.

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