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What's New In Theaters This Weekend (8/23)

Michelle Douvris ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Editor

The World’s End

Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan and Simon Pegg in The World's End. Photo by Laurie Sparham – © 2013 - Focus Features.
Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan and Simon Pegg in The World’s End. Photo by Laurie Sparham – © 2013 – Focus Features.

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman

Rated: R

Running Time: 109 minutes

Twenty years later after attempting an epic pub-crawl, five childhood friends reunite to try the drinking marathon again. As they come to terms with the past and present at a pub named The World’s End, they realize that real struggles lie ahead for the future. This film is director Edgar Wright’s third comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and boasts a very impressive 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Jamie Campbell Bower and Lily Collins in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Photo by Rafy – © 2013 Constantin Film International GmbH and Unique Features (TMI) Inc. All rights reserved. **ALL IMAGES ARE PROPERTY OF SON.
Jamie Campbell Bower and Lily Collins in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Photo by Rafy – © 2013 Constantin Film International GmbH and Unique Features (TMI) Inc. All rights reserved. **ALL IMAGES ARE PROPERTY OF SON.

Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 100 minutes

This film follows teenage Clary Fray (Collins) as her mother disappears and she learns that she descends from a long line of demon hunters. She joins a group of others like her and they head into a dangerous alternate version of New York City called Downworld. Many people hoped that this young adult adaptation would garner similar success to Twilight or The Hunger Games, but the movie has been panned by critics and has barely made a dent at the box office since its release this past Wednesday.

You’re Next

Sharni Vinson in You're Next. Photo Courtesy of collider.com.
Sharni Vinson in You’re Next. Photo Courtesy of collider.com.

Starring: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, Nicholas Tucci

Rated: R

Running Time: 94 minutes

This horror flick is a home invasion thriller, centering on a group of masked, ax-wielding murderers who attack a family reunion. Things get interesting, however, when one of the family members turns out to be quite a talented killer themselves. This movie is getting positive reviews and according to word-of-mouth, is much better than The Purge.

 

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