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Reviews: Frank, Life of Crime, November Man and more

Posted By on August 29, 2014, 10:19 AM

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Here's a look at our reviews of the offerings on the traditionally-slow Labor Day movie weekend.


Scott Renshaw finds little excitement and a lot of generic brutality in the Pierce Brosnan-led thriller The November Man (pictured). The film biography of Mexican film comedian Cantinflas, meanwhile, takes a frustrating detour from its main subject, but the oddball comedy Frank uses its detour from indie-film quirkiness for a surprisingly effective swipe at celebrating artistic madness.

Danny Bowes finds pleasant crime-caper shenanigans and little more in Life of Crime, the kinda-sort-of-a-prequel to Jackie Brown.

In this week's feature, Scott Renshaw takes a nostalgic look at this weekend's 30th anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters.

Also opening this week, with no screenings for media: the fact-based underdog Kentucky Derby drama 50 to 1, and the found-footage "horror beneath the streets of Paris" tale As Above, So Below.

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As Above/So Below
Rated R · 93 minutes · 2014
Official Site: www.asabovesobelowmovie.com
Director: John Dowdle
Producer: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Drew Dowdle, Patrick Aiello and Alex Hedlund
Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar, Cosme Castro, Hamidreza Javdan, Théo Cholbi, Emy Levy and Roger Van Hool
50 to 1
Rated PG-13 · 110 minutes · 2014
Director: Jim Wilson
Producer: Jim Wilson, Mark Allen, Tammy Allen, Earl Robinson, Howard Schow, Nan Schow, Tom Stull and Debra Stull
Cast: Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, William Devane, Todd Lowe, Madelyn Deutch, Calvin Borel, Bruce Eckelman, David Atkinson, Hugo Pérez, Eloy Casados and Tish Rayburn-Miller

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50 to 1, and As Above/So Below are not showing in any theaters in the area.

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    Trailer

    As Above/So Below
    Rated R · 93 minutes · 2014
    Official Site: www.asabovesobelowmovie.com
    Director: John Dowdle
    Producer: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Drew Dowdle, Patrick Aiello and Alex Hedlund
    Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar, Cosme Castro, Hamidreza Javdan, Théo Cholbi, Emy Levy and Roger Van Hool
    50 to 1
    Rated PG-13 · 110 minutes · 2014
    Director: Jim Wilson
    Producer: Jim Wilson, Mark Allen, Tammy Allen, Earl Robinson, Howard Schow, Nan Schow, Tom Stull and Debra Stull
    Cast: Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, William Devane, Todd Lowe, Madelyn Deutch, Calvin Borel, Bruce Eckelman, David Atkinson, Hugo Pérez, Eloy Casados and Tish Rayburn-Miller

    Now Playing

    50 to 1, and As Above/So Below are not showing in any theaters in the area.

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