Goat - I got the chance to check this film out at SIFF last year, and it is quite a stark image of fraternity hazing. In the review, I gave the film a 7.8/10 because of its realistic approach to college life. The film is brutal and I do not recommend it for anyone with a weak stomach, but it is a valuable insight into something that is still somewhat prevalent at colleges. If you are into frat-style brotherhood, you might get a bit defensive about the subject. Yet, it is important to realize that hazing can go too far.
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Storks - It's funny that there are two completely different films coming out tomorrow with animal names as their titles. This animated film about baby delivery looks a bit too cheesy for my tastes. Still, it is hilarious to me that the director of Storks also directed Neighbors. He went from a raunchy young adult movie to an animated kids movie. I respect that!
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The Magnificent Seven - I feel like I haven't seen Denzel Washington on the big screen in quite a while. Originally, I was really excited for this film with it's star-studded cast. Unfortunately, the reviews have not been too kind to this western genre-film. Antoine Fuqua directs this new film, which makes me want to watch it even more. However, I am getting a bit tired of western revival movies. Depending on what other films I can get into the theaters to see this week, this one might have to wait for on-demand viewing.
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