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Posted on August 22, 2014 by

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Starring: Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Powers Booth, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Jaime Chung

Directed by: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez

Plot: Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 42%

Critic Consensus: “A Dame to Kill For boasts the same stylish violence and striking visual palette as the original Sin City, but lacks its predecessor’s brutal impact”

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When the Game Stands Tall

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown, Matthew Daddario

Directed by: Thomas Carter

Plot: Based on the true story, Coach Bob Ladouceur takes the small town De La Salle Spartans to an incredible 151 game winning streak, shattering records for any American sport.

RT Freshness: 25%

Critic Consensus: “An uneasy blend of solid game sequences and threadbare inspirational sports drama clichés, When the Game Stands Tall is overshadowed by better players in a crowded field”

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If I Stay

Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Jaime Blackley, Lauren Lee Smith, Stacy Keach, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard

Directed by: RJ Cutler

Plot: After a car accident, a teen girl is stuck in a limbo between life and death and, through flashbacks and glimpses of her life, must decide which way she will go.

RT Freshness: 40%

Critic Consensus: “Although Chloë Grace Moretz gives it her all and the story adds an intriguing supernatural twist to its melodramatic YA framework, If I Stay is ultimately more manipulative than moving”

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