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Killer Joe It's the story of a Texas drug dealer who hires a hitman to kill his momma, but until that insurance dough comes through he puts his little sister up as collateral. What could go wrong? Here's why it could be good: 1.) It was written by Tracy Letts, author of the wonderfully twisted stage productions Superior Donuts and August: Osage County. 2.) Call me a sadist, but the NC17 rating appeals to me. Yeah! Suck it decency! Here's why it could be terrible: Matthew McConaughey is going to be wearing That Face -- you know the one -- for like, an hour and a half. (Angelika)
Total Recall Dear Hollywood: Enough. Stop remaking Philip K. Dick stories-turned-movies. I like them trashy, dated and loaded with Schwarzenegger. Also, stay the fuck away from Blade Runner or I'll hire someone to scare your wife. That's not an idle threat: I live in Old East Dallas. It would take less time than updating my voter registration. (Everywhere)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days In addition to being the title of Jim Schutze's upcoming autobiography, DoaWK is a movie adaptation of the popular children's book series. Sure, there are mishaps during "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley's summer vacation, but nobody said that his foolproof plan to fake a summer job at a country club would be a flawless one. Somebody's going to learn the value of being themselves. (AmStar 14 - Dallas, Cinemark 17 and IMAX Theatre, AMC Mesquite 30)
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry It's a rather humbling documentary about Ai Weiwei, a famous contemporary Chinese artist who helped design the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium. He's also an dedicated activist and a nearly professional shit-taker, since his government has repeatedly tried to shut him down through threats and violence. Warning: You might learn something. (Angelika)