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Departures Up To Hell in a Pontypool: Your Weekend Options

Departures Up To Hell in a Pontypool: Your Weekend Options

For the past few Fridays, indieWIRE has highlighted your non-Hollywood summer weekend alternatives. But today, we have to admit: The studio system is churning out an uncharacteristically classy duo in Pete Docter and Bob Peterson’s latest Pixar offering, “Up,” and Sam Raimi’s anti-“Spiderman,” “Drag Me To Hell.” So we’ve decided to add them to mix this time around, giving them the full calendar treatment. Not to say that there are not alternatives in Indiewood: Lee Isaac Chung’s “Munyurangabo,” which was hailed by indieWIRE‘s Elbert Ventura as “intermittently lyrical and genuinely affecting work that at times even emits the shock of the new”; Bruce McDonald’s “Pontypool,” Eric Kohn notes as “not unlike M. Night Shyamalan’s “Signs,” but much, much better”; and Yojiro Takita’s “Departures,” which, well Michael Koresky really didn’t like, but hey, it won that Oscar!? And if all else fails, we’re giving you at home options now too.

As per usual, each film coming out this weekend has its own film page, complete with links to the extensive coverage we’ve done on the films here at indieWIRE, as well as general information on the films, trailers, roundups of critical opinion, and – please note – the opportunity for you the reader to rate and comment on each film. Here’s links to this weekend’s options, Hollywood, Indiewood:

Yojiro Takita’s Departures
Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell
Lee Isaac Chung’s Munyurangabo
Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool
Mark Becker and Jennifer Grausman’s Pressure Cooker
Pete Docter and Bob Peterson’s Up
Jonathan Glatzer’s What Goes Up

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