The End of the Tour Watch journalist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) conduct a five-day interview with novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). Witness the two men play a game of intellectual cat and mouse with each other, only for the interview to never see print. Realize that Wallace had only been dead for seven years before this bit of arthouse exploitation was considered fair game. Then remember that you paid to watch the Amy Winehouse doc and aren't exactly in a position to criticize. (R)
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Here's a sound business strategy: Remake a 1960s TV series that never caught on in syndication and is thus remembered fondly by only 35 percent of that segment of the population that's now too old to go to the movies anyway. Will co-star Armie Hammer hit the trifecta of tanking movies based on midcentury heroes (after his parts in the aborted Justice League: Mortal and the abortion The Lone Ranger)? Will Henry Cavill become more than just the guy who made you realize that Brandon Routh wasn't such a lousy Superman after all? Get the answer On Demand in about six weeks! (PG-13)
Straight Outta Compton At last, an Ice Cube movie you actually want to see! And think of your kids: They'll be amazed to learn that O'Shea Jackson had an entire other career before he became America's best-loved befuddled dad, and that Dr. Dre was once more than a supplier of quality headphones. This N.W.A. biopic is meant to return us to a time when rap was turned upside down by Cube ("the poet"), Dre ("the genius") and Eazy-E ("the dead Flavor Flav"). It's a timely reminder, given that, in the 20 years since, we've all allowed the rallying cry "F*** tha Police" to devolve into a lily-livered plea that we have our hands up, so please don't shoot. I'm just concerned that the way the movie is being sold in some corners makes it look like the story of manager Jerry Heller (Paul Giamatti), presented in the promos as a commercial and social visionary who stimulated the boys' creativity while protecting them from racial profiling. You remember Heller: He's the one whom Cube once denounced as "a white Jew tellin' ya what to do." And why would that nice barbershop owner lie? (R)
Underdogs Having debuted in Argentina two years ago, this computer-animated tale of foosball players coming to life is finally getting a stateside release, thanks to a new English-language dub by stars like Ariana Grande and John Leguizamo. Just one more thing that won't be allowed to happen when Donald Trump is president. (PG)
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