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CARTOON, SEX & VIOLENCE
For Hicksflicks.com, July 18, 2014
The big studio films this week are a Disney animated feature, a raunchy R-rated sex comedy and a horror movie set in the near future, with some smaller pictures playing around the city and at Salt Lake's art houses.
"Planes: Fire & Rescue" (PG). Disney sequel to last year's "Planes," with Dusty leaving the racing world to become a part of an airborne wildfire-fighting team. Voice cast includes Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Hal Holbrook, Wes Studi, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher and Cedric the Entertainer, among others.
"Sex Tape" (R). Raunchy comedy about a decade-long married couple (Jason Segal, Cameron Diaz) deciding to spice up their sex life by recording it, then the video goes missing and they fear it will wind up on the Internet.
"The Purge: Anarchy" (R). Sequel to last year's "The Purge," set in a near-future America where one day each year has a 12-hour period devoted to committing crimes, including murder, without consequences. Here, a couple's car breaks down before they can get home and bar the doors on the night in question.
"The Grand Seduction" (PG-13). Canadian comedy has residents of the destitute harbor town of Tickle Cove coming together to convince a doctor to stay on permanently. Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch and Gordon Pinsent star.
"Persecuted" (PG-13). After he refuses to back a senator's sweeping religious reforms, an evangelist (James Remar) finds himself accused of murder. Co-stars include Dean Stockwell, Bruce Davison and Fred Dalton Thompson.
"The Girl On the Train" (R). A documentary filmmaker (Henry Ian Cusick) is on a train bound for upstate New York to interview a Holocaust survivor for a new film when he becomes captivated by another passenger, a young woman (Nicki Aycox) with duplicitous motives.
"Venus in Fur" (not rated). French-German co-production directed and co-written by Roman Polanski about a cynical theater director (Mathieu Amalric) who grants an audition to a latecomer (Emmanuelle Seigner) and is amazed at how well she grasps the character.