A disappointing box-office summer winds to a close with only a few small releases, and one 40-year-old blockbuster worth revisiting.
Writer/director Lake Bell's ensemble comedy gets bogged down in an exaggerated premise in I Do ... Until I Don't
(pictured). The classic French clowning tradition gets an enjoyably silly contemporary updating in Lost in Paris
. The Sundance crowd-pleaser Patti Cake$
takes a familiar underdog-artist premise and invests it with at least a little fresh energy and a solid lead performance.
In this week's feature, the 40th-anniversary theatrical re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind
shows why it's a story we need right now.
Also opening this week, but not screened for critics: the long-delayed period romantic drama Tulip Fever
; a trio of long-time friends is thrown for a loop when one of them comes out as gay in the Spanish-language comedy Hazlo Como Hombre