ARCH'S WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE 8/15/13
Blue Jasmin - Cate Blanchett gives an Oscar worthy performance in Woody Allen's updated "Streetcar Named Desire."
Fruitvale Station - Michael B. Jordan captures the last day in the life of a young black man
3 1/2 STARS
The Way Way Back - Sam Rockwell takes an interest in Liamm James - a teen not happy with his morther or her bullying boyfriend
20 Feet from Stardom - Stirring documentary about back up singers
The Heat - Melissa McCarthy teaches Sandra Bullock how to let loose
Frances Ha - Greta Gerwig as a young adult trying to find her way in New York - shot beautifully in black and white
Elysium - Matt Damon sci-fi with some sly notes on immigration and health care
Despicable Me 2 - More rambunctious fun with Steve Carrell as Gru and Kristen Wiig as a love interest
Pacific Rim - Better than expected modern "Godzilla" thanks to the creative touch of director Guillermo del Toro
World War Z - Brad Pitt versus a Zombie outbreak - better than expected thriller
2 1/2 STARS
We're the Millers - Jennifer Anniston and Jason Sudekis impersonate a white bred middle American family to smuggle drugs
The Wolverine - Hugh Jackman as the X Men character has a Japanese adventure
The To Do List - Deadpan comic Aubrey Plaza plays a high school nerd determined to get in the swing
Monster University - Billy Crystal and John Goodman learn how to scare kids. Might scare little ones
Man of Steel - Superman's origin story - too much Planet Krypton, not enough "Daily Planet"
Reds 2 - Bruce Willis and friends return for a tepid over the hill spy sequel
Grown Ups 2 - Adam Sandler sequel. Why?
White House Down - Channing Tatum saves President Jamie Foxx from bad guys
Before Midnight - Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke continue their romantic series as an old married couple of who eat, talk and fight too much