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by Ric Pantale

* 1 STAR Forget it. Rearrange your sock drawer
** 2 STARS Ok, but not great
*** 3 STARS Very Good
**** 4 STARS EXCELLENT A worthwhile movie experience

ON DEMAND RELEASES FOR JUNE

LONE SURVIVOR 6/ 3 (R) MARK WAHLBERG
True story about a harrowing experience of 4 Navy Seals on a secret mission in Afghanistan. War Is Hell and this proves it. Winner of 2 Academy Awards. ****

ROBOCOP 6/ 3 (PG-13) JOEL KINNERMAN Not a true story. Remake of 1980’s Sci-Fi film about a reconstructed cop who is mostly robotic. You know the drill. ***

JACK RYAN 6/ 10 (PG-13) CHRIS PINE
Kenneth Branagh directed this story of a well-known spy created by Tom Clancy. Now we follow him to see what makes Jack Ryan tick, from his early days in Afghanistan to now. Jack must foil a Russian plot to destroy the USA’s economy. (Putin is nowhere around. But we all know he’s secretly there) ****

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 6/ 13 (R) BILL MURRAY
What more could you want? Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe and Edward Norton in the same film. It takes place in Budapest Hungary, between the two World Wars and follows a concierge who tries to solve the disappearance of a priceless Renaissance painting and a family fortune. ****

THE LEGO MOVIE 6/17
Who could have known this would be such an entertaining movie? 3D Animation here is beautifully done, and it is genuinely funny. Good for all ages —a rarity these days. Emmet is a typical rules-following Lego boy, who is mistaken tor a very important figure in saving the world. ****

A WINTER’S TALE 6/24 (PG-13) COLIN FARRELL Critics be damned—this is not a bad movie. It’s an eternal love story set in a mythic New York City that spans a century. Miracles happen, crossed paths occur, and there’s the age-old presence of good and evil. It’s the kind of story you know had to be taken from a novel, and it was. ***