Movies for the Week of June 12 – 19, 2015

filmsIt’s the season of the blockbuster as typically in Summer there are a couple of films that drones of movie goers flock to see setting box office records. This Summer so far Jurassic World is the chosen one, smashing the global record with a 774 million dollar weekend out of the gate. However if you are not in the mood to follow the heard or watch dinosaurs devour humans, and much more graphically than in the previous two mind you, then we’ve compiled a list of some other Summer films that might make for a nice finale to a warm summer evening or close out a weekend. We also attempted to give you our ‘elevator pitch’ and a brief synopsis to help you make your decision.

Movies for the Week of June 12 – 19

The 11th Hour

A business executive who suffers yet another miscarriage is told she’s too old to carry a child but refuses to accept her fate. With Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice and Peter Stormare. Written and directed by Anders Morgenthaler. Brainstorm Media.

Jurassic World

At an island theme park where dinosaurs have been resurrected through science, a new genetically engineered specimen escapes confinement and plunges the park into chaos. With Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio. Written by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow. Directed by Trevorrow. In 3-D. Universal Pictures.

Live From New York

A documentary tracing the early years of the late-night sketch show “Saturday Night Live” and its evolution into a comedy institution. Directed by Bao Nguyen. Abramorama.

Madame Bovary

Desperate to escape the dullness of provincial life, a young married woman in 19th century France pursues a series of indiscreet affairs. With Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller and Rhys Ifans. Written by Felipe Marino and Sophie Barthes. Directed by Barthes. Alchemy.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

An awkward high school senior is forced by his mom to spend time with a classmate he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten, a girl who has just been diagnosed with cancer. With Thomas Mann, Olivia Cook and R.J. Cyler. Written by Jesse Andrews. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Fox Searchlight Pictures.

One Cut, One Life

A documentary following nonfiction filmmaker Ed Pincus as he teams with a collaborator to make one last movie after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Directed by Pincus and Lucia Small. First Run Features.

Rebels of the Neon God

A restoration of the 1992 film about a cram school student in Taipei who becomes obsessed with a petty thief. With Chen Chao-jung, Jen Chang-ben and Lee Kang-sheng. Written and directed by Tsai Ming-liang. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Big World Pictures.

The Yes Men Are Revolting

A documentary about the continuing exploits of the anticorporate prankster activists the Yes Men. Directed by Laura Nix and the Yes Men. The Orchard.

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