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What to Watch in Theaters and on VOD This Weekend

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! July 11, 2014 at 7:23PM

What to see, or not to see? That is the question this weekend, from theaters to VOD and set-top streaming alternatives. Here's what we recommend.
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'Boyhood'
'Boyhood'

What to see, or not to see? That is the question this weekend. From theaters to VOD and set-top streaming alternatives, here's what we recommend.

In Theaters:

Boyhood (limited release)
Dir. Richard Linklater, USA | IFC Films
Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette
100% Fresh | Our rave review, roundup, interview with Linklater and the actors

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (wide release)
Dir. Matt Reeves, USA | 20th Century Fox
Cast: Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis
91% Fresh | Our review and interviews with Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis

Land Ho! (limited release)
Dirs. Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens | Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson
71% Fresh | Our video interview with Eenhoorn and Nelson

New to Streaming:

Snowpiercer (limited release and now on VOD)
Dir. Bong Joon-ho | RADiUS-TWC
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer
94% Fresh | Our review, premiere coverage and Bong's top ten Criterion faves



My America
(Fandor)
Dir. Hal Hartley helms this provocative series of 21 monologues from American playwrights
AV Club: "Shot in a bare rehearsal room, the project finds Hartley adapting his style-in which the movement of actors is often choreographed around a severe camera angle-to each writer and performer."

This article is related to: Reviews, New On VOD, VOD, VOD/Streaming, Fandor, Snowpiercer, Boyhood, Land Ho!, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.