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Lee Daniels' The Butler has been quite the buzz lately. It's easy to see why when you see the long list of big stars involved in the film. 

Very often, though, the more A-list names are involved, the worse the movie actually is. Does The Butler fall into that familiar trap?

Let's check out a few The Butler reviews then you can pull up the Jobs reviews and see what "true life" picture to see this weekend!

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Forest Whitaker gives the performance of his career. -- Richard Roeper,

The Butler may be a sanctimonious cartoon, but it points to events in the civil rights struggle that were as grotesque and extraordinary as any fiction can invent. -- Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

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Pixar hit it out of the park with Monsters University, but can Disney find that kind of success with a second movie this summer without Pixar behind the wheels?

Planes, like the undeniable hit Cars, features modes of transportation given voices and a dream. Originally planned as a direct to DVD film, Planes hits theaters this weekend.

What family film should you check out this weekend? Well, read these Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters reviews, compare them to Planes reviews and go from there!

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The movie sputters to a start, has some nice moments in the middle and comes to a predictable conclusion, but at least it's better than Cars 2. - Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews

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Starring Amanda Seyfried, Lovelace tells the behind the scenes story of the first porn feature film, Deep Throat, and the heartbreaking story of its star, Linda Lovelace.

There's no doubt that Linda Lovelace found success in the world of porn. Will her biopic fare the same?

It has big competition this weekend so check out these Lovelace reviews and compare them to Matt Damon's Elysium reviews and make your movie going decisions from there!

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The familiar arc is complete, the grisly elements all ring true. But somehow it all feels too surface, too easy. Why, why, why? There must have been more. - Tom Long, Detroit News

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Family films have been the story of the summer. Well, family films and sequels. In some cases, family films that are sequels. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters falls into that category.

A sequel to 2010's Percy Jackson & The Olympians, this new film surely hopes to find the same kind of success that Despicable Me 2 and Monsters U have had.

Before we can see how they do at the box office, let's check out what the Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters reviews have to say. Then you can compare them to the We're The Millers reviews and go from there!

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There are plenty of bad films to get riled up about in the summer. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" isn't one of them. This is harmless tween-centric fun. -- Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle

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After the We're The Millers reviews, one might think that August isn't starting off so hot in the box office. Will the Elysium reviews shine a ray of hope?

The Matt Damn and Jodie Foster sci-fi film opens today to much anticipation. Director Neill Blomkamp caught the eye of many in Hollywood with his work on District 9. Can he capture that same success with Elysium?

Let's turn to the critics!

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The visual style evokes numerous bone-crushing blockbusters of recent years, but part of what makes this so invigorating is the way it turns the genre on its head, critiquing military might and voicing sympathy for the disenfranchised. -- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

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Right on the heels of Johnny Depp and company blaming critics for The Lone Ranger flop, the We're the Millers reviews are in. 

Will Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston have the same opinion of critics as The Lone Ranger crew? We'll likely never know but looking at these reviews for the film opening today? Yikes.

While not as scathing as The Canyons reviews, things aren't looking too hot for the comedy.

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This film's eagerness to please functions as a slow poison, draining The Millers of its vitality by rendering its characterization uneven, its potential undeveloped, and its plot predictable and stupid. -- Inkoo Kang, Village Voice

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I love the Smurfs. Who doesn't? They're blue, cuddly, cute, and adorable.

However, after their first outing, even adults who remember the cartoon of their youth with great fondness were rooting for Gargamel. That hasn't stopped the team behind Smurfs at coming back for a sequel.

Is it more of a bad thing or have they righted the ship? We'll turn to the critics and then you can compare them to the 2 Guns reviews and make a decision as to who gets your entertainment dollars this weekend!

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Not so much of a film as it is a collection of images and sounds that bludgeon you. -- Laremy Legel,

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2 Guns hits theaters this weekend as yet another buddy cop movie this summer. It seems as if there have been plenty representations of the genre this summer, but that isn't stopping Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington from teaming up.

Do the 2 Guns reviews reflect the star power of the two stars or fatigue of the genre on the part of the viewing public?

Let's see what the critics have to say, then you can compare them to the The Smurfs 2 reviews and make your weekend plans!

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Just go ahead and assume that everybody is trying to kill everybody and you'll be relatively clear. -- Kyle Smith, New York Post

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Ever since we first heard of The Canyons, we all knew this would be a special film. And by special, I mean awful.

Lindsay Lohan, James Deen

Lindsay Lohan's return to the big screen with this Kickstarter project hasn't been met with applause and accolades as perhaps Lohan had hoped. In fact, out of every review of The Canyons there was only one that might be seen as positive, from Scott Foundas of Variety.

"Lohan may not go as deep or as far as Brando, but with her puffy skin, gaudy hoop earrings and thick eye makeup, there's a little-girl-lost quality to the onetime Disney teen princess that's very affecting. Whenever she's onscreen, she projects a sense of just barely holding on to that precarious slide area in the shadow of the Hollywood sign."

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Between these The Conjuring reviews and the film's victory at the box office this past weekend, it's no secret that The Conjuring is the horror film to beat right now. Can Frankenstein's Army put up a good fight?

Check out these Frankenstein's Army reviews and make the scary choice yourself - haunted house or cyborg Nazis?

Not in the mood for horror this weekend? Then give these The Wolverine reviews a look!

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Narrative depth may be in short supply, but the energy, invention and humor are bracing. And let's face it: Sometimes cheese tastes good. -- Andy Webster, New York Times

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