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No. 20. Premium Rush

August 24, 2012 | Action

A New York bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) picks up an envelope and soon finds himself on the run from a horde of bike-riding-loving hippies. Or from a corrupt cop desperate to get his hands on it.

Why see it?
The concept is half-cool, half-cheesy, but based on the trailers, and the title, the movie looks to be a fast, fun-filled ride. Bike ride, that is. Ouch. The release date and a lack of recent promotion indicates the studio may be abandoning this one, however.

No. 19. Lola Versus

June 8, 2012 | Drama, Comedy

Three weeks before a woman is to get married, her fiance gets cold feet and dumps her, setting on a journey to rediscover herself.

Why see it?
Starring the loveable Greta Gerwig, Lola Versus looks charming, adorable and a breath of fresh air amidst the big-budgeted summer fare.

No. 18. The Dictator

May 16, 2012 | Comedy

Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, the film tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed

Why see it?
Even though Bruno was an unmitigated disaster, here’s hoping to a rebound that is more reminiscent of Borat. The trailers have been funny in a ridiculously over-the-top kind of way that only Cohen could achieve.

No. 17. Hick

May 11, 2012 | Drama

Smalltown teenager Luli (Chloe Grace Moretz) escapes to Las Vegas, leaving behind her alcoholic and abusive parents. Armed with her smarts, a pistol and pocket money, she hitchhikes her way west.

Why see it?
UPDATE: We heard this movie was pretty dreadful, hollow and exploitative, so please proceed to #16…

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By Erik Samdahl
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  • Gcovingt

    You screwed up the synopsis for HICK by repeating the one for PREMIUM RUSH…Care to try again?

  • eriksamdahl

    Yikes, thanks!

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