Disney, Dallas, and adult children of divorce are among those who come under scrutiny in this weekend’s openings. (Film title links lead to official sites for more information.)
- ‘Escape from Tomorrow.’ Filmed at a Disney theme park on the sly. Advance word has been mixed to positive, with the setting and guerilla-style production perhaps pushing it into must-see territory. Not previewed. (Texas Theatre)
- Dallas Video Fest. The longest-running film festival in the Metroplex is now in full swing, celebrating its 26th edition. Much more information here. (Alamo Richardson)
- ‘A.C.O.D.‘ Comedy starring Adam Scott about Adult Children of Divorce. Advance word has been mixed. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano)
- ‘Concussion.’ A 40-something housewife reexamines her life and pursues a romance with another woman. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas)
- ‘Ghost Team One.’ Two men accidentally awaken the dead, and then team up with a “sexy amateur ghost hunter” to deal with the evil they’ve stirred up. Not previewed. (AMC Grapevine Mills)
- ‘We Are What We Are.’ A tight-knit family in West Virginia harbors a horrific secret. Reviewed here. Recommended. (Angelika Dallas)
Opening in wide release across the Metroplex:
- ‘Machete Kills.’ Danny Trejo returns in the second installment of Robert Rodriguez’s trilogy of self-styled Mexican exploitation / action-comedies. With Demian Bichir and Mel Gibson. Reviewed here. Recommended with reservations.
- ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ A new version of Shakespeare’s classic tale about two young lovers from feuding families. Reviewed here. Not recommended.
- ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.’ Two young boys are set loose on the mean streets of New York City. Not previewed.