New in theaters or the weekend of August 11
New in theaters:
Seth Rogen co-wrote and stars in this R-rated (after making cuts to avoid an NC-17) spoof of Pixar-style animated movies about anthropomorphic food items. Looks to be bananas.
"Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words"
Comprised entirely of archival footage, this Zappa documentary aims to span his weird and wonderful music career. It should function as both primer for newcomers and love letter for die-hards. (Gateway Film Center)
Based on a Philip Roth novel, this adaptation tells the story of a Jewish student who falls in love with a classmate at a small conservative Ohio college in 1955. (Drexel Theatre)
This WWII story focuses on two Czech soldiers (Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy) who take on a daring mission to assassinate a Nazi officer. (Drexel Theatre)
This year's Sundance audiences raved about this doc about the former NFL defensive back's post-football life after being diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34. (Gateway Film Center)
This Greek import uses six men on a fishing trip as a backdrop for an examination of modern masculinity. (Gateway Film Center)
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"Fritz the Cat"
The Gateway Film Center has been bringing grown-up animated flicks back to the big screen all summer, but this week they've got the infamous X-rated big-screen adventure of R. Crumb's randy cat in 35mm.
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I hate to say I told you so, but the most excited fans came away disappointed from the disjointed mess that was "Suicide Squad." (1 ½ stars)