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Looking at the Weekend: Sep. 21-23, 2012

When you have a batch of films that all appeal to the same demographic (young men and teens), go with the genre that has performed better at the box office in recent days than any other: horror. Jennifer Lawrence is the only female protagonist of any of these films, which means it will more likely appeal to young women who demographically enjoy attending horror flicks with their significant others.

Consensus

Below is a list of what we have come to a general consensus on. The number in parens represents the percentage of our contributors who agree with the statement.

Dredd: Of all the remakes out there, is anyone really excited about seeing this?
End of Watch: It may be fun if it's your kind of movie.
House at the End of the Street: A top-notch lead might elevate this from the typical pablum.
Trouble with the Curve: An Oscar-potential film for Clint Eastwood, but only fans of his and baseball need apply.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower: It could be a quiet sleeper.


WIDE RELEASES

Dredd

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Thoughts

If this weren't a remake, I might suggest it looked identical to the acclaimed The Raid: Redemption. Avoid this remake. See that instead.

Thoughts

I'm not a fan of Judge Dredd.

End of Watch

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Not even Jake Gyllenhaal or Anna Kendrick could get me to see this movie.

Thoughts

Could be interesesting, I'll wait and see on this one.

House at the End of the Street

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Thoughts

I'm curious to see how Jennifer Lawrence acquits herself with genre pulp.

Thoughts

The always ineresting Jennifer Lawrence is the star so it may be better than it sounds.

Trouble with the Curve

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Thoughts

The film just looks so tedious. The fact that I don't like sports-themed movies doesn't help. Oscar Solo: Best Actor (Clint Eastwood)

Thoughts

Looks mildly entertaining, but derivative of a thousand other films.

LIMITED RELEASES

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Thoughts

A talented group of young actors might make this a bit more engaging than it might otherwise be.

Thoughts

Quirky little drama looks promising.

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Backwards (Cinema Sight Preview)

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Must Travel (Cinema Sight Preview)

Head Games

How to Survive a Plague (Cinema Sight Preview)

Radio Unnameable

Three Stars

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