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WALK LIKE A MAN, THINK LIKE A MAN

For Hicksflicks.com, June 20, 2014

So-called "art films" — which these days conveys the broad meaning of anything that isn't released by a major studio — dominate this week, with only one "big" film, and that one has no star players, though it boasts a star director.

"Jersey Boys" (R), based on the hit musical play about the 1960s pop group The Four Seasons and its lead singer Frankie Valli, is directed by Clint Eastwood, and he chose to cast mostly veterans of the Broadway production in the lead roles (including Tony-winner John Lloyd Young as Valli). The biggest acting name is Christopher Walken in support.

"Think Like a Man Too" (PG-13) is a sequel to "Think Like a Man" (2012), which was based on Steve Harvey's book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man." The ensemble of familiar actors has returned, this time gathering for a wedding in Las Vegas. Among the cast are Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lewis and Kelsey Grammer.

"The Rover" (R) is a tough-and-tumble futuristic action picture from Australia with a "Mad Max" vibe. When a wounded robber (Robert Pattinson) is left behind by his partners after a heist, he steals a car to escape, but the car's owner (Guy Pearce) tracks him down, forming an uneasy alliance with danger all around them.

"The Double" (R) is based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella about a man (Jesse Eisenberg) who discovers his life has been taken over by a doppelganger. Michael Caine co-stars. (Exclusive at the Tower Theater in Salt Lake City.)

"We Are the Best!" (not rated) is a Swedish-Danish production based on a comic book about three girls in Stockholm who decide to form a punk band, although they are informed that punk is defunct. (Exclusive at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in downtown Salt Lake City.)

"Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" (R). Mike Myers' first documentary is about a Hollywood entertainment manager who began with Alice Cooper (whom he still manages) and expanded to a who's who of stars, many of whom go on camera. (Exclusive at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in downtown Salt Lake City.)