Theatrical releases — 11 August 2011 » Written by
THEATRICAL RELEASES FOR FRIDAY AUGUST 12


The Future (Ritz at the Bourse) A relationship dissolves, a cat talks, and time stops in the new film from Miranda July.  Highly recommended.


The Guard
(Ritz Five) Brendan Gleeson stars as a no-nonsense Irish policeman in this promising debut from writer/director John Michael McDonagh.


30 Minutes or Less
(wide) Two lazy crooks strap a bomb to a young pizza delivery man’s chest and instruct him to rob a bank on their behalf.  See at your own risk.


Final Destination 5
(wide) Another batch of attractive young people die in creatively grotesque manners.


The Help
(wide, opened WED) A white woman helps some black servants write a book to get revenge on their mean owner.  At least that’s what I’ve gleaned from the commercials.


Life Above All
(Ritz at the Bourse) This South African coming-of-age story won a prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Fest.


Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
(wide) No idea.

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Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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