Theatrical releases for Friday June 24

(Ritz Five) A surprisingly moving documentary on real life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman.  Well worth your time.

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
(Ritz at the Bourse) Road doc that follows Conan on his post-firing nationwide comedy tour.

Viva Riva!
(Ritz at the Bourse) The winner of six African Academy Awards concerns a crafty hoodlum’s activities in the lawless streets of a Central African town.

Rejoice & Shout
(Ritz at the Bourse) Exhaustive documentary on the history of African American gospel music.

A Better Life
(wide) Real-life familial drama concerning a gardener in East L.A. who wants to steer his son away from the thug life.  I’ll always support director Chris Weitz for his work in the brilliant Chuck & Buck despite his directorial failings (The Golden Compass; Twilight: New Moon).

Bad Teacher
(wide) Raunchy high school comedy with Cameron Diaz in the titular role.

Cars 2
(wide) Pixar’s talking cars return.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of 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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