Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Hey, somebody's not going to be able to get into Star Wars, right? And just maybe that somebody is going to be a dad with one or more kids aged 10 or under – kids who won't take turning around and going home for an answer. And just maybe that dad will opt instead for a movie that shows three cute critters trying to stop their human pal from getting engaged because they're certain he has no room in his life for little ones and a wife. Hey, maybe that dad will even be a divorcee who's trying to figure out how to sell his new girlfriend to his own offspring. Boy, wouldn't that all be something? (PG)
The Assassin While you wait for that just-announced Crouching Tiger sequel, get your wuxia fix from this Cannes-honored story of a lady assassin who has to choose between the demands of her profession and the man she intends to marry – who just happens to be the next name on her kill list. Now there's a dilemma Lily Ledbetter never thought about. (NR)
Hitchcock/Truffaut Found audio and interviews with modern-day experts help explain what happened when two legendary filmmakers met up in Hollywood to discuss the nature of their art. For one thing, anybody else who wanted to order crème brûlée from the Brown Derby that week could just forget it! (PG-13)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens The first Star Wars movie I reviewed professionally was The Phantom Menace. I gave it five stars. So have a good time this weekend, and be sure to tell me what you thought. But remember, if BB-8 turns out to be the Jar-Jar of droids, I get to laugh at you this time. (PG-13)
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