My top pick for the week is Mother! from Darren Aronofsky. It is supposed to be in the similar vein of Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan. If those movies disturbed you, then you might want to skip this one. I find the lead for American Assassin really bland, but I do like Michael Keaton. The reviews are not good so it might be one to skip. The rest of the movies are limited releases for the week. Brad’s Status is more of a showcase for Ben Stiller to have some deep thoughts about getting older, but if you like School of Rock or The Good Girl, this comes from the same writer. The J.D. Salinger biopic, Rebel in the Rye doesn’t look too compelling. In Search of Fellini doesn’t seem very plausible, but could be a nice movie to watch about going to Italy and falling in love.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfieffer
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Written by: Darren Aronofsky
Length: 2 hour 1 minute
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%
Quick Description: Really screwy uninvited guests show up
A couple love their home they have been renovating but then uninvited guests arrive and things get out of control.
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch
Directed by: Michael Cuesta
Written by: Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz
Length: 1 hour 51 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%
Quick Description: Michael Keaton kills people
A young guy still reeling from the terrorists that killed his girlfriend becomes an assassin.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen
Directed by: Mike White
Written by: Mike White
Length: 1 hour 41 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%
Quick Description: Ben Stiller has a mid-life crisis
When a father takes his son to tour colleges, he reconnects with his old college buddies that are very successful and starts doubting all his life choices.
Rebel in the Rye
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Zoey Deutch
Directed by: Danny Strong
Written by: Danny Strong, Kenneth Slawenski
Length: 1 hour 46 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%
Quick Description: J.D. Salinger biopic
Covers J.D. Salinger’s experience in WWII and his writing process for The Catcher in the Rye.
In Search of Fellini
Starring: Maria Bello, Ksenia Solo, Beth Riesgraf, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Directed by: Taron Lexton
Written by: Nancy Cartwright, Peter Kjenaas
Length: 1 hour 33 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: n/a
Quick Description: Italian travel porn
A girl who grew up secluded in her house ventures out into the world and travels to Italy.