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At the Movies: May 3

“The Intruder”, “Long Shot”, “UglyDolls”


The Intruder
When a young married buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.

PG-13. Suspense/Thriller. Directed by Deon Taylor. 1h 42m.

What the Internet is Saying:
"The screenplay, by David Loughery, hits every bingo in the genre, from The Fatally Oblivious Best Friend to the Final Confrontation Fake Out.” – Entertainment Weekly

 
Our Take:  Charlie Peck (Dennis Quaid) nails “creepy” in this one!

 
Long Shot
Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism.

 
Sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

 
R. Comedy/Rom-com. Directed by Jonathan Levine. 2h 5m.

 
What the Internet is Saying:
“Seth Rogen falls for Charlize Theron's secretary of state – who's way out of his league – in this undeniably funny romantic comedy from '50/50' director Jonathan Levine.” – Variety

Our Take:  We love Seth Rogen’s films and this one is no different. 

UglyDolls
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. In this all-new story, the UglyDolls will go on a journey beyond the comfortable borders of Uglyville. There, they will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don't have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.

 
PG. Fantasy/Adventure. Directed by Kelly Asbury. 1h 30m.
 

What the Internet is Saying:
“An impish dance-pop fairy tale that feels like 'Trolls Lite' uses the Ugly Dolls to salute the power of being your beautiful ugly — individual — self.” – Variety

Our Take:  This family-friendly flick delivers a positive message in a fun package.