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Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a Manhattan bicycle messenger that picks up a package that a dirty cop wants in to intercept in "Premium Rush."
Updated: August 27, 2012 3:19PM
Rated: Rated PG-13 for terror/frightening images and some sensuality
Stars: Ashley Greene, Tom Felton, Sebastian Stan
A young couple (Greene and Stan) discover their apartment is being haunted by an evil presence conjured during a college parapsychology experiment. Todd Lincoln makes his writing/directing feature debut with the horror thriller.
"Hit And Run" ★★★
Rated: R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content
Stars: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold
A former getaway driver (Shepard), now a changed man after falling in love with a woman (Bell) during his years hiding in a Witness Protection program, decides to risk a return to the scene of his crimes when she’s offered a dream job in LA — leading to unpleasant encounters with his former gang. Shepard (“Brother’s Justice”) co-wrote and directed the action/romantic-comedy hybrid.
Rated: Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez
A Manhattan bicycle messenger (Levitt) picks up a package that a dirty cop wants very much to intercept, leading to a chase around the city. David Koepp (“Ghost Town”) co-wrote and directed the action-thriller.
Rated: Rated R for strong, bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use, sexual content and graphic nudity
Stars: David Anders, Chris Wylde, Annie Abbott
A horror/buddy comedy about Joey (Wylde) and his best friend Bart (Anders) — who has come back to life as a rapidly deteriorating blood-drinking zombie. D. Kerry Prior (“Roadkill”) directed.
"2 Days In New York" ★★★
Rated: Rated R for language, sexual content, some drug use and brief nudity
Stars: Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau
Okay, we’ve all heard of ugly Americans. Isn’t about time the world got a look at the ugly French? That’s primarily what’s on display, comedy-wise, in writer/director/composer and star Julie Delpy’s sometimes funny, sometimes just strange follow-up to her 2007 writing, directing, composing debut “2 Days in Paris” (in which she also starred as bi-continental photographer Marion). Marion has given her “Paris” boyfriend Jack (Adam Goldberg) has vanished, leaving her and her young son Lulu (why, mama, why?) to be snapped up by hip public radio host Mingus (Chris Rock in a bebop goatee). Mingus is alarmed when Marion tells him she has invited nymphomaniacal child-pschologist sister Rose (Alexia Landeau) and fictional dad Jeannot (her real-life dad Albert) for a visit to help him get over the death of Marion’s fictional mom (played by real-life mom Marie Pillet, to whom she dedicates the film). And particularly appalled when obnoxious idiot ex-boyfriend Manu (Alexandre Nahon) has come along for the ride, Mingus spends the rest of the movie goggling at the French invaders’ assorted improprieties (Mingus may be hip, but he’s also a priggish stickler for conventional behavior) while we semi-goggle at Delpy having given her visitors attributes that amount to a greatest-hits of clichés about the French, making them, by turns, turns cleanliness-challenged, sex-crazed, argumentative and rude. “2 Days in Paris” played reasonably well in France, but this one? Peut-etre pas.