"CLOSED CIRCUIT" from Focus Features opened Wed., Aug. 28, 2013.
STARS: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Jim Broadbent, Kenneth Cranham, Anne-Marie Duff and Ciaran Hands.
DIRECTOR: John Crowley ("Boy A").
Two ex-lovers, Martin (Bana) and Claudia (Hall), find their loyalties tested and their lives at risk when they are joined together on the defense team of a terrorism trial.
This isn't great but it isn't terrible either. It's exactly what you'd expect from the producers of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy". If you liked that one...
"GETAWAY" from Warner Brothers/Dark Castle opens Fri., Aug. 30, 2013.
STARS: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez.
DIRECTOR: Courtney Solomon ("An American Haunting", "Dungeons and Dragons").
Brent Magna (Hawke), a former race car driver, tries to save the life of his kidnapped wife by commandeering a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner (Gomez) on a high-speed race against time at the whim of the mysterious madman holding his wife hostage.
Yes, movie fans, you read that correctly and it is indeed every bit as stupid as it sounds. There are way better movies out there. See one or two of those.
"ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US" from TriStar opens Fri., Aug. 30, 2013.
STARS: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson.
DIRECTOR: Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me")
It's a rock-doc about yet another boy-band who is trying to avoid being a boy-band. If you have teen-aged daughters, you'll be seeing this film. Everyone else can watch a real movie.