Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Our Movie Critic's Weekend Selections

A boy faces a judge in "Kids for Cash."
A boy faces a judge in "Kids for Cash."

Kids for Cash A no-nonsense, no-stone-unturned documentary about the scandal that rocked Luzerne County in 2009, in which a pair of judges pocketed millions after they helped facilitate the opening of a privately owned juvenile detention center. And then one of the judges sent thousands of youths who stood before his bench to that facility - some of them charged with no more than classroom pranks. Chilling. PG-13

RoboCop Solid, gritty B-movie reboot of the 1987 sci-fi hit, with Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the Detroit cop reborn as a cyborg crimefighter, raising moral issues, and raising heck, as he goes around town trying to catch the bad guys who did him wrong. With Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Michael K. Williams. PG-13

Like Father, Like Son Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Hirokazu Koreeda's new film explores bonds between parent and child - and what happens when a well-to-do couple discover their six-year-old son is not, in fact, theirs. Full of gentle humor and piercing insight, an exploration of themes essential to us all. No MPAA rating

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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