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This Week In Movies: ‘Neighbors,’ ‘Chef,’ ‘Stage Fright’

05.5.2014 | By |

We begin the second week of May with 11 movie releases, and I have to say, most of them are interesting. Not much on the comercial side catches my eye, but the films in limited release do. “Chef” is Jon Favreau like you’ve never seen him before. It’s an honest performance for an honest movie about family and food. The Double along with God’s Pocket, which sees one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last performances seems to deliver the goods. Peruse at your leisure and see if anything else catches your attention!

Below is the list of ALL the movies coming out this weekend. Hope you find something interesting to watch!

11. The Wedding Video (1hr 34m, Comedy)
Director: Nigel Cole
Cast: Lucy Punch, Michelle Gomez, Miriam Margolyes
Synopsis: A newly married couple’s best man decides to capture their wedding on video and present them with it as a gift.

10. Devil’s Knot (NR, 1hr 54m Suspense/Thriller)
Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Ryan, Mireille Enos, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola
Synopsis: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

9. Stage Fright (R, 1hr 29m, Horror Suspense/Thriller)
Director: Jerome Sable
Cast: Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald
Synopsis: A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.

8. Palo Alto (R, 1hr 37m, Drama)
Director: Gia Coppola
Cast: James Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer
Synopsis: A dark drama centered on a group of teens with a penchant for finding trouble.

7. The Hornet’s Nest (R, 1hr 37m, Documentary)
Director: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud
Cast: Carlos Boettcher, Mike Boettcher, Kalen M. Waite
Synopsis: Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

6. God’s Pocket (NR, 1hr 28m, Drama)
Directors: John Slattery
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro
Synopsis: A man is caught between a rock and a hard place when he tries to conceal his stepson’s death.

5. Fed Up (PG, 1hr 32m, Documentary)
Director: Stephanie Soechtig
Cast: Michele Simon
Synopsis: Stephanie Soechtig’s documentary Fed Up, hosted by Katie Couric, presents the case that the food industry and the government have acted together in order to change the eating habits of America.

4. The Double (R, 1hr 32m, Drama, Suspense, Thriller)
Director: Richard Ayoade
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox
Synopsis: A painfully shy man’s world is upended with the appearance of his charismatic and ruthless double.

3. Chef (R, 1hr 55m, Comedy)
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt
Synopsis: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck business.


3. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (PG, 1hr 30m, Animated, Family)
Director: Daniel St. Pierre
Cast: Lea Michele, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Hilty
Synopsis: Dorothy returns to Oz.

2. Moms’ Night Out (PG, 1hr 39m, Comedy)
Director: Andrew Erwin
Cast: Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins, David Hunt, Andrea Logan White
Synopsis: Men watch the children while their wives enjoy a night out.

1. Neighbors (R, 1hr 37m, Comedy)
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Rose Byrne, Lisa Kudrow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Synopsis: A young couple suffering from arrested development are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby.

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