by Amanda Denton at

So you saw Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper snap a selfie at Wimbeldon Sunday, but what you didn't know is that it was actually the premiere of Butler's new film, Man in Blue Jacket Watches a Tennis Match!

Mark Kermode, an English movie critic, has done the honors of reviewing this riveting film:

How spot on is this review? Shouty Scotsman indeed! I particularly enjoyed how Kermode was able to change his own opinion of Gerard Butler. 

I do take a little bit of umbrage with his love of Butler's work while glancing over Bradley Cooper's incredible portrayal of American Man Watches Tennis Match in a Foreign Country, but we'll let this one pass.

Good stuff Mark Kermode!

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by Amanda Denton at

Johnny Depp's new movie, The Lone Ranger, has been anticipated by many... though the casting of Depp as Tonto has been derided by many more.

Does the casting decisions take away from the enjoyment of the movie? Should Armie Hammer's The Lone Ranger ride again?

Take a look at the critics' reviews here, compare them to Despicable Me 2 reviews, then make your decision as to which movie you head out to see this holiday weekend!

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger

There's no shame in getting upstaged by Johnny Depp. Coming up third behind a dead crow, however, signals trouble. - Greg Evans, Bloomberg News

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by Amanda Denton at

Despicable Me 2 is the sequel to the incredibly entertaining and adorable Despicable Me.

It brings back star voices Steve Carrell, Kristin Wiig and Russell Brand from the original movie, while adding the talents of Ken Jeong and Benjamin Bratt. But does all this star power add up to another good movie?

Let's head to the critics' reviews and see how it all shakes out!

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The scope of the 'toon espionage-adventure goings-on is surprisingly limited. But the filmmakers so clearly love working on these characters, their creative joy is infectious. - Tom Russo, Boston Globe

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by Hilton Hater at

The Heat generated the wrong kind of heat across the Internet a few weeks ago, as star Melissa McCarthy was Photoshopped down to a smaller size in at least one movie poster.

As for the film itself? Will it leave viewers out in the cold?

Read through these White House Down reviews, compare them to what critics are saying about The Heat, and decide which movie to attend this weekend now...

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Give these ladies a genuinely smart, funny script -- and give McCarthy more to play than what has become a tiresome tomboy shtick -- and there's no telling what liberated heights they can reach. - The Washington Post

The cookie-cutter plot might have worked if the jokes were good. - The Toronto Star

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by Hilton Hater at

The making of White House Down is responsible for the making of Channing All Over Your Tatum.

So the movie has clearly already paid off.

But is the blockbuster, which hits theaters today, worthy of your time and money? Critics from around the country weigh in below...

Channing Tatum Jamie Foxx White House Down

White House Down is the kind of celebration of rampant mayhem in which everyone seems to have a rocket launcher -- or at least a live hand grenade -- at the ready, just in case they need to dispatch a scrum of exceptionally vile and cruel villains. - The Washington Post

As demented and entertaining as promised, and a little less idiotic than feared. - The New York Times

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by Micah J Gordon at

World War Z stands out from standard Summer blockbuster fare in that it doesn’t simply jump from set piece to set piece in the hopes that the audience will forget what a story is.

That’s not to say World War Z has a tremendously compelling story, but it does have the right elements to make it a successful Summer flick: high stakes, clearly outlined objectives, and an awareness of its own flashy destruction.

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Despite what it may have seemed from the trailer, scores of people don’t die in World War Z simply because it looks cool.

They die because the story requires that they die. Compare that with your Star Trek Into Darknesses and your Man of Steels, and this film is already ahead.

The (somewhat controversial, if you’ve been following the production’s history) ending furthers that point, in a way that I actually find quite refreshing given the mass, unaddressed destruction that seems to be a requisite part of every action movie of late.

But, let’s start with the opening.

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by Micah J Gordon at

The recipe for a great superhero movie is quite elusive.

How much of it should be canon? How much should be fresh?

Is it personal or universal? Gritty or fantastical?

For kids or adults? For fans or newcomers?

A superhero movie is typically lauded or panned on these points, sometimes with the same decision paying off in one film while failing in another.

Zack Snyder decided to do all of it. He did canon. He did fresh. He did personal and universal, gritty and fantastical, all of it.

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Man of Steel is essentially three entirely separate films, none of which feel fully realized. They can be described by the three identities of our main character:

There’s the Kal-El film, the Clark Kent film, and the Superman film.

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by Justin Dweeber at

If you have either eyeballs or earballs, you know that Apocalyptic, End of the World, Doomsday Raptureporn is all the rage in Hollywood these days.

You’ve got your World War Zs, your Oblivions, your Seeking a Friend For the End of the Worlds.

As such, you want to make your Apocalypse movie stand out. You want some kind of new take. Especially in a comedy.

This is the End Cast

This is the End does not really offer a new take. So as a rapture film, it’s kind of dull. As a “bunch of dudes hanging out” movie, though, it’s expectedly hilarious.

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by Micah J Gordon at

In an age where Franchise is king, and studios are scared to do much else but rest on their laurels, it is refreshing to see a film with enough Heart to fill a 70’s girl rock section at your local used record shop.

That film is The Kings of Summer.

Like most low-budget indie films, it’s not perfect. It doesn’t approach perfect. But then, a film’s job isn’t to be perfect. At least not a film like this.

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The Kings of Summer is charming, touching, and genuinely funny, and that’s more than can be said about most movies that probably cost 50 times what Kings cost to make.

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by Hilton Hater at

Their Wedding Crashers quotes continue to make us cry with laughter... but should we line up to go see Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn today in The Internship?

Critics around the nation have chimed in on the comedy, which is now in theaters, with a resounding: HECK NO!

Scroll down for rundown of some of the more scathing review...

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Everything about it feels stale: the actors, the story, the comedy, everything. And, to make matters worse, that everything goes on for an interminable two hours.  - ReelViews

[It] would be kind of charming ... if this Google-recruitment film, this 119-minute commercial for Googliness, weren't so downright creepy. - Philadelphia Inquirer

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