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With other huge movies opening this weekend, Paranoia seems to be coming in under the radar. 

Does that play favorably for the Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, and Gary Oldman helmed film?

Well let's see what the critics have to say and then you can compare these Paranoia reviews to the Kick-Ass 2 reviews and make your movie going decision from there!

Paranoia Poster

Here is a film that clearly wants to be a gripping techno-thriller but feels as if it was designed both by and for people who still have not quite figured out how to get their Kindles to work. -- Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com

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Kick-Ass 2 has found itself in the middle of a bit of controversy. Jim Carrey slammed the film's violence and refused to do any press work leading up to this weekend's release.

Is there too much violence in the film for the average movie-goer? 

Let's see what the critics have to say with these Kick-Ass 2 reviews and then you can compare them to the Paranoia reviews and see which showdown you'd rather check out this weekend!

Kick-Ass 2 Official Poster

"Kick-Ass 2" can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up: a vessel for unhinged vengeance and destruction or a meta-critique of those same impulses. -- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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In a jam-packed box office this weekend, Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad take on the monumental task of bringing to the big screen a story still very fresh in viewer's minds.

Will this help or hurt the film?

Well check out these Jobs reviews and compare them to The Butler reviews and see which biopic you want to spend your entertainment budget on this weekend!

Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad in Jobs photo

Like the man it's about, "Jobs" is thin and unassuming, but keeps surprising you with ideas and innovation. -- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

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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, RichardRoeper.com

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!

Disney Planes

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!

Lovelace Photo

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!

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Poster

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!

Elysium Photo

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.

We're The Millers Photo

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!

The Smurfs 2 Photo

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

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