Other new movie releases for the weekend of July 15
New in theaters:
Walter White meets Pablo Escobar? Bryan Cranston plays a U.S. Customs official who goes undercover in the world of the Colombian drug kingpin.
"Fathers and Daughters"
A writer (Russell Crowe) comes to grips with life and fatherhood after the death of his wife. Years later, his grown daughter (Amanda Seyfried) has her own struggles. (Drexel Theatre)
Greta Gerwig plays a young woman who finds herself in an unusual love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his wife (Julianne Moore). (Drexel Theatre)
This documentary tells the story of residents of a working-class British town who decided to pool their funds and get into the unlikely world of owning a racehorse. (Gateway Film Center)
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"Swiss Army Man"
You've really never seen anything quite like this tale of a stranded man (Paul Dano) and his unlikely friendship with a farting corpse (Daniel Radcliffe). It's both hilarious and surprisingly poignant. (3 1/2 stars)
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"The Room" at the Drexel Theatre
Hey, if you didn't notice it above, the Drexel Theatre reopens this weekend after completing the final in a three-phase, $2.5 million renovation. I'd personally welcome it back with this midnight showing of the greatest bad movie ever.
"Horror Lock-In" at the Gateway Film Center
The GFC is bringing back the thrill of a slumber party horror fest with its inaugural "Horror Lock-In," featuring four horror films screened back-to-back (to-back-to-back). The event kicks off at 11:59 p.m. Saturday and includes showings of "The Wicker Man," "The Wailing," "Frankenstein Created Bikers" and "Intruder."
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Todd Solondz completes his loose "Dollhouse" trilogy with this offbeat anthology that is as darkly comic as you'd expect, and more than a little uneven. (3 stars)