With the price of movie tickets at an all-time high, no college student can afford to see a dud. Here are some recommendations of what to see and what to skip for the films hitting theaters this week.
Wadjda: If you don’t mind a bit of reading, this coming of age story presents itself as beautifully uplifting and inspiring. 10-year-old Wadjda is a girl struggling to find and express herself in a suppressed Saudi Arabian world. It comes to theaters Sept. 13.
Plush: With only its scandalous teaser trailer released, Plush is sure to raise eyebrows when it hits theaters on Sept. 13. Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) plays a rockstar in a downward spiral after losing her brother and bandmate to a drug overdose.
Insidious: Chapter 2: Although Insidious revealed itself as a disappointment to many viewers in 2011, it also received many positive reviews from critics. No matter how you felt about the original, Insidious: Chapter 2 will be sure to please in its frightening Friday the 13th premier. For those who loved the first movie and can’t wait to see the second, Muvico Centro in Ybor will be showing a double feature today at 8:00 p.m.
Short Term 12: Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) stars as a woman in charge of group home. While helping struggling teens to open up, she finds herself faced with the same issue. It’s sure to be the perfect feel good movie with an emotional edge. Coming to Tampa Theater on Sept. 13.
Blue Caprice: Based on the true story of the 2002 Maryland Beltway Sniper, this psychological thriller has already received rave reviews from critics. Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Tequan Richmond (Everybody Hates Chris) give stunning performances as the killers with a twisted father-son relationship. Coming to theaters Sept. 13.
Jayne Mansfield’s Car: The “Classy Brits meet Hillbilly Hicks” storyline seems once again overdone in this film. It has already received many poor reviews from critics. Coming to theaters Sept. 13.
The Family: This film boasts famous actors with many promising performances, such as Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. However, the mob-family storyline is overplayed. The same producer tried the “family with guns” bit in Taken 2, and The Family looks as if it will receive the same lackluster reviews. Coming to theaters Sept. 13.
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