As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM An authorized documentary chronicling the influential but tragically curtailed career of one Adam Michael Goldstein, who helped prove to the world that a DJ can be more than just someone you hire to work your daughter's wedding. An on-and-off addiction to drugs and a relationship with Nicole Richie are two of the life challenges chronicled in the picture, which is being pushed as a cautionary tale. Prepare for it with a viewing of the Amy Winehouse doc, and you'll consider yourself forewarned, all right: You just might swear off the music business for good. (R)
The Lobster How I yearn for the innocent days of Logan's Run, when you could be anything you wanted as long as you were willing to be killed at age 30. In the festival hit The Lobster, life is considerably more constrained: Single people have to report to a hotel to find a partner. Masturbation is not allowed, but the staff keeps everyone sexually aroused in order to facilitate the pairing off. At the end of 45 days, anyone who has not scored a mate is turned into an animal and set loose into the nearby woods. That's right – it's an entire movie about the Parliament House! (R)
Me Before You Author Jojo Moyes wrote the script for this adaptation of her hit novel, in which an unambitious 26-year-old woman becomes the caretaker to a wealthy man who has lost the will to live following a crippling accident. The New York Times called the book an "emotional typhoon," which sounds like all the license Hollywood is gonna need to work in some more goddamn CGI. (PG-13)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows I recently had a conversation with a talented young improviser I know, who told me that one of the guys he works with does a killer Donatello impression. That only reinforced for me that I live my life in a way that makes it very different from some people's. Because I wouldn't know a good Donatello impression if one crawled out of its shell and snapped at me. I wouldn't know a good Donatello from a good Michelangelo. In fact, I don't think I'd know a good Donatello from a good Dona Flor, with or without her two husbands in tow. But a lot of people do know a good Donatello, I'm sure, and I hope they get it from this latest filmed adventure. Its main villain is voiced by Fred Armisen, BTW. I wonder if he can do a good Donatello. I mean, he knows Maya Rudolph. And she can do a good Donatella Versace. (PG-13)
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