This week’s releases include the Oscar-nominated Argentine film “Wild Tales,” the Kristen Wiig dark comedy “Welcome to Me,” the sci-fi thriller “Chappie” and the Liam Neeson actioner “Run All Night.”
Releases for Tuesday, June 16, include some pretty “Wild Tales.” Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.
★★★½ “Wild Tales” (R): The Oscar-nominated Argentine film packs six stories about distressed people into just over two hours. “The goal is to grab and divert viewers, to take people to places they don’t expect, and to do it quickly and memorably,” says reviewer Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle. “In ‘Wild Tales,’ writer-director Damian Szifron does this six times.”
★★★ “Welcome to Me” (R): In Shira Piven’s dare-you-to-keep-looking dark comedy, Kristen Wiig stars as a lottery winner who suffers from a mental condition.
★★ “Beyond the Reach” (R): Michael Douglas is in nasty-rich-guy mode here as he heads into the desert on a hunting trip.
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★★ “Run All Night” (R): A broken-down mafia hit man (Liam Neeson) and his son (Joel Kinnaman) run all night from mafia trigger men, an enraged NYPD and a contract assassin (Common).
★½ “Chappie” (R): Dev Patel plays a genius cyberengineer who aims to turn robot cop Chappie (Sharlto Copley) into a thinking entity with humanlike emotions. Good idea? Not to rival Vincent Moore (Hugh Jackman).
★½ “The Lazarus Effect” (PG-13): College students develop a serum that brings the dead back to life. Bad idea? Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde star.
“Unfinished Business” (R): Three workplace outcasts (Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) start their own company in this guys-gone-wild romp. (No star rating provided.)
“The Wrecking Crew” (PG): The story of the legendary studio musicians behind many of the hits of the 1960s through the early 1970s finally reaches the screen. (No star rating provided.)
TV on DVD
“The Newsroom: The Complete Third Season”
“Two and a Half Men: The Complete Twelfth and Final Season”