CityBeat - Movie Previews http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-248-1-movie_previews.html <![CDATA[Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - ]]>

Films centering on teens dealing with terminal illnesses have come a long way in a relatively short time.

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<![CDATA[Dope - ]]>

Director Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood) has been rather quiet since Brown Sugar back in 2002, with only one other feature as a writer-director (2010’s Our Family Wedding) and a screenplay credit for Talk to Me in 2007.

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<![CDATA[Inside Out - ]]>

As a parent of two teenage daughters, I’m not sure I was ever all that convinced I needed to get a bird’s eye view inside the minds of teenage girls, but directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen provide a deft and loving glimpse into the life of a young girl named Riley.

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<![CDATA[Beyond the Mask - ]]> The mask in question from feature debut screenwriter Paul McCusker and director Chad Burns (Pendragon: Sword of His Father) is one of identity. ]]> <![CDATA[Live From New York! - ]]>

Celebrating 40 years of Saturday Night Live, this documentary from Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen (documentary shorts A Tree Falls in the Forest, Julian) focuses on the early years of the show.

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<![CDATA[Jurassic World - ]]>

Executive producer Steven Spielberg helmed the first two installments in this gigantic franchise based on Michael Crichton’s books, but for the second time, his hands are off the reins (Joe Johnston directed Jurassic Park III in 2001), allowing someone else to take a crack at taming the genetically modified beasts at the dino theme park.

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<![CDATA[Entourage - ]]>

The gang from HBO’s loveable series is back and finally on the big screen. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), with Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon) in tow, seeks to maintain his level of fame and fortune in the ruthless world of Hollywood by helming his debut feature for the studio headed by Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), his former agent.

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<![CDATA[I'll See You in my Dreams - ]]> It is such a rare story to see films involving the exploration of vibrant and loving relations between more mature characters.

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<![CDATA[Marie's Story - ]]>

Born both blind and deaf, Marie Heurtin (Ariana Rivoire) emerges from isolation thanks to the support of Sister Marguerite (Isabelle Carré), who teaches her how to effectively communicate her thoughts and feelings.

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<![CDATA[Mad Max: Fury Road - ]]>  The post-apocalyptic wasteland as only George Miller has ever dared to present it gets a gloriously violent reboot. Miller brings back his signature antihero, the original road warrior Max R]]> <![CDATA[Pitch Perfect 2 - ]]> Despite concerns for my own credibility, I find that I must let it be known that I was a huge fan of the first Pitch Perfect movie. The rise of the Barden Bellas, in particular the quietly alterna]]> <![CDATA[The D Train - ]]> What does it say about our culture and society that we all seemingly automatically identify with the story of someone like Dan Landsman (Jack Black) — a quintessential high school loser and memb]]> <![CDATA[Hope Bridge - ]]> Filmed in and around Lexington and Lawrenceburg, Ky., Joshua Overbay’s second feature (following last year’s As It Is In Heaven) delves into questions of redemption as a high school student (Boo]]> <![CDATA[Hot Pursuit - ]]> What starts out as a simple (minded) mismatched duo — a strict police officer (Reese Witherspoon) and the widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss — who end up going on a Texas-style road trip, l]]> <![CDATA[White God - ]]> Hungarian feature White God captures the story of Lili (Zsófia Psotta), a 13-year-old girl with a strong protective love for her dog Hagen, which gets put to the test when her father, unbeknownst]]> <![CDATA[Avengers: Age of Ultron - ]]> Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) managed, in the first installment of Marvel’s heroic team-up, to exert his sure-handed command of multiple characters and fast-paced witty repartee in the ]]> <![CDATA[Adult Beginners - ]]> Sometimes it is fun to watch performers who are recognizable for their supporting work in mainstream projects to go full indie, seizing the opportunity to play leads in films that, in actuality, a]]> <![CDATA[Desert Dancer - ]]> In the midst of a governmental crackdown on dancing and a host of concerns involving Iran’s constant volatility on the political front, Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie) bravely (some might argu]]> <![CDATA[The Age of Adaline - ]]> For more literary-minded moviegoers, the premise of The Age of Adaline might draw comparisons to novelist Pete Hamill’s Forever, which does not serve as the basis for the ABC television series of ]]> <![CDATA[Ex Machina - ]]> Writer-director Alex Garland (writer-producer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine) engineers a film in Ex Machina that speaks to the astronomically escalating advances of technology and its impact on ou]]>