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New movies for June 7

If any crime is legal for 12 hours in The Purge, why do these assailants bother wearing masks? You probably don’t get brownie points for looking creepier.

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If any crime is legal for 12 hours in The Purge, why do these assailants bother wearing masks? You probably don’t get brownie points for looking creepier.

New movies this week

The Internship

The gist: Two unemployed goofballs from The Wedding Crashers become interns at Google in the vain hopes of landing a job. It's like every college grad's life, but made harder when guys in their 40s steal what little work they can get. PG-13

The cast: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Josh Gad, Joanna Garcia, Aasif Mandvi and Jessica Szohr.

The buzz: Overlong and watered down. Oh, and not all that funny, which is a problem for a comedy. "The Internship takes a padded two hours to tell a thin story that buries its charm in emo-mongering and Google plugs," Rolling Stone says.

The Purge

The gist: An alleged class-warfare allegory disguised as a break-in horror movie about a family forced to deal with killers in their home during a hypothetical night when all crime in America is legal. We can't tell if it's insulting tea partiers and libertarians or celebrating them. R

The cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge and Rhys Wakefield.

The buzz: Interesting setup, dull follow-through. "No real answers are provided by writer-director James DeMonaco," the Seattle Times says. "He simply presents this bizarre dystopian future, and the audience is left to take it or leave it."

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

Upcoming releases

Wednesday: This Is The End

June 14: Man of Steel; Before Midnight; Stories We Tell; Love Is All You Need

New movies for June 7 06/06/13 [Last modified: Thursday, June 6, 2013 6:59pm]

    

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