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ln Theaters: Will You Be 'Playing For Keeps' With Shirtless Gerard Butler Or Rolling In 'Hyde Park' With Bill Murray?

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • December 7, 2012 2:48 PM
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It's kind of a weird weekend at the movies, with no major release except for shirtless, hunky Gerard Butler learning about love, life and soccer or something in "Playing For Keeps." Meanwhile, arthouses get the fading Oscar chances of "Hyde Park On Hudson" starring the always awesome Bill Murray. Check out your options below and tell us where your hard-earned dollars going this weekend.

Review: Adolescence, Love & Faith, Bond & Break Three Teenagers In Beautiful 'Only The Young'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 9:58 AM
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There is almost a Terrence Malick-like air of mystery around "Only The Young." The press notes don't reveal much except what you'll already know going into the movie: that it's about the lives of three teenagers in a Southern California town, that is named in the film, but that we forgot by time it came to write this review. And really, it doesn't matter. Like the aforementioned director, Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims are less concerned about providing a comprehensive narrative to their documentary (a term that can only be applied very loosely), and more focused on capturing a sensation and snapshot of a moment. They succeed with quiet authority, crafting a film at times lovely, melancholy, funny and always compelling.

Rats Are A Lot Smarter Than You Guys: Exclusive Clip From AFI Audience Award-Winning Doc 'Only The Young'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2012 2:02 PM
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Screenwriters, actors and directors all do their best to try and capture the teenage experience, but it's a difficult one to replicate with any degree of authenticity. Teens can be both open and mercurial, stubborn and vulnerable and sometimes just a complete mystery, and their feelings and actions can only be understood if you've been through it yourself. For every John Hughes movie, the rare director to have captured that voice so perfectly, there are dozens more films that just don't quite get it. But for directors Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims, they wisely realized that teens themselves are the best subjects for the camera.

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