Opening today: THE WORLD’S END (A) A barhopping, beer-goggled, body invasion blast!
It’s closing time for the summer movie-going season – a cinematic last call if you will – and the creators of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ (two brilliant British comedies) have saved this sharp, manic and gleefully self-indulgent, pre-apocalyptic, pub crawl comedy as a nightcap to an otherwise mediocre season. Masterfully blending heartfelt maturity with juvenile hijinks, this expertly crafted flick delivers an energetically zany, nostalgically offbeat and skillfully twisted tale of friendship, growing-up, addiction and planetary homogenization.
Leo DiCaprio gets all glitzy and stuff with the not so great THE GREAT GATSBY (C-), and nothing is gained by sitting through the painful PAIN AND GAIN (D+) starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.
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