REVIEW: Why you should definitely go see 'The World's End'

Opening today: THE WORLD'S END (A) A barhopping, beer-goggled, body invasion blast!

It's closing time for the summer movie-going season - a cinematic last call if you will - and the creators of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ (two brilliant British comedies) have saved this sharp, manic and gleefully self-indulgent, pre-apocalyptic, pub crawl comedy as a nightcap to an otherwise mediocre season. Masterfully blending heartfelt maturity with juvenile hijinks, this expertly crafted flick delivers an energetically zany, nostalgically offbeat and skillfully twisted tale of friendship, growing-up, addiction and planetary homogenization.

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Also new to theaters this weekend:I've heard from many reliable sources that YOU'RE NEXT is a wonderful addition to the horror genre. I had to skip MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES because the trailers alone made The Twilight Series look like Shakespeare See It or Skip It; in theaters now:KICK-ASS 2 (skip it), Lee Daniel's THE BUTLER (see it), ELYSIUM (see it), Disney's PLANES (skip it), WE'RE THE MILLER (skip it), SMURF 2 (skip it), JOBS (skip it), 2 GUNS (see it), THE WAY WAY BACK (see it), THE WOLVERINE (see it), FRUITVALE STATION (see it), RED 2 (see it), TURBO (see it) Available on DVD/Bluray:
Leo DiCaprio gets all glitzy and stuff with the not so great THE GREAT GATSBY (C-), and nothing is gained by sitting through the painful PAIN AND GAIN (D+) starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.

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