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CineList, July 25

New Releases

PICK - Fruitvale Station (R, 90 mins) See review, this issue.

The To Do List (R, 96 mins) A high school senior (Aubrey Plaza) feels the need to gain sexual experience — and break out of her uptight image — before going to college.

The Wolverine (PG-13, 126 mins) See review, this issue.

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The Conjuring (R, 112 mins) Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) are forced to face a terrifying demonic entity in order to save a family in a farmhouse.

Despicable Me 2 (PG, 98 mins) The mysterious criminal mastermind returns, using a three orphan girls as pawns to build a reputation as the greatest thief who ever lived, but their love forces him to consider if his upcoming mission of being a parent is more important. Animated.

Fast and Furious 6 (PG-13, 130 mins) Seriously, two hours and 10 minutes? To watch the two most ethnically ambiguous men in Hollywood (Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) trade monosyllabic dialogue lines?

Girl Most Likely (PG-13, 103 mins) After enduring hardships in New York, Imogene (Kristen Wiig) finds herself back in Jersey Shore with family to help sort her life out. She doesn’t know who she is and, unfortunately, the movie that doesn’t know what it is. It doesn’t play well, and it leaves a messy ending. (CB: 7.19.13)

GROWN UPS 2 (PG-13, 102 mins) Thirty years after graduating high school, a passing of their old basketball coach reunites five teammates, including Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler), for a fun July 4th weekend.

PICK - THE HEAT (R, 117 mins) Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play a by-the-book FBI agent and a ferocious street cop (guess which one is which) in pursuit of a drug lord. Or, “Miss Congeniality” meets “Bridesmaids” meets “Lethal Weapon.” And it works, hilariously, with David Mamet-level profanity and McCarthy going for broke. (TR: 6.27.13)

The Internship (PG-13, 119 mins) Two unemployed men (Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson) try and score a job at Google by first going through a rigorous intern program.

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (R, 75 mins) Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, the comedian delivers material from his 2012 “Let Me Explain” concert tour.

The Lone Ranger (PG-13, 149 mins) Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice, while the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together against greed and corruption. This dud is excessive, pointless, unfocused, fleetingly fun and depressingly empty. (CB: 7.4.13)

Man of Steel (PG-13, 143 mins) Once exiled to Earth, Kal-El/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) must come to terms with his Krypton heritage and his superpowers, especially if he’s to save his new home from invaders. The central problem is nobody making the movie really seems to care about Superman, whose humanity is on display for all of 15 minutes. (CB: 6.13.13)

Monsters University (G, 100 mins) Monsters Mike and Sulley meet at school, but they don’t exactly hit it off at first, in this Pixar prequel. Animated.

Now You See Me (PG-13, 116 mins) Four illusionists play Robin Hood by stealing from corrupt businessmen and passing on the riches to their audiences — with the FBI playing the Sheriff of Nottingham.

PACIFIC RIM (PG-13, 131 mins) Massive robots operated by pilots are created to save dry land from the war with sea monsters. The story is basic — that’s all robots can seemingly handle — and the dialogue is monosyllabic. (CB: 7.11.13)

Red 2 (PG-13, 116 mins) Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites with his elite team to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

R.I.P.D. (PG-13, 96 mins) Two dead and barely cooperative badges return to Earth to save both the living and the afterlife from criminal spirits.

PICK - This is the End (R, 107 mins) Seth Rogen and friends encounter a giant, people-swallowing sinkhole and face the End Times. It’s a giant, raunchy, pretty damn funny comedy wrapped in a simple concept of what these guys would do if they only had days to live. (CB: 6.13.13)

Turbo (PG-13, 96 mins) An unfortunate accident allows Turbo, a snail, to achieve his dream of living the fast life and race in the Indianapolis 500. Animated.

PICK - The Way, Way Back (PG-13, 103 mins) Duncan, played note-perfectly by Liam James, is stuck on a summer trip with his doormat mom (Toni Colette), her pushy boyfriend (Steve Carell) and his venomous daughter (Zoe Levin), but finds escape at his new job at the waterpark with his unlikely-role-model boss (Sam Rockwell). The writer-directors (Jim Rash and Nat Faxon) apply the right angstful touch while the actors effectively pull heartstrings. (MP: 7.13.13)

World War Z (PG-13, 116 mins) Retired United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is called back into action to stop a zombie pandemic threatening to destroy humanity. This darkly entertaining and extremely intense film makes our eventual zombie apocalypse look most horrifying and unwinnable. A lot is packed into two hours, which explains the movie’s intensity and momentum — which is great because if you had time to think about it, you’d wonder more about the lack of story. (CB: 6.20.13)

Special Screenings

(A) Sexual (NR) Five individuals who feel no sexual attraction struggle with stereotypes and handling their outsider status. Documentary. Saturday, 1p. The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway,, 733-9800.

Bigger Than Life (1956) (NR, 95 min) Part medical melodrama, part psychological thriller, a suburban school teacher’s (James Mason) secret comes out after he collapses and is diagnosed with a rare, potentially fatal disease. He then develops a manic personality and delusions of grandeur .Tuesday, June 22, 1p. Clark County Library. 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400.

Clue (1985) (PG, 94 mins) A live cast accompanies this movie based on the board game, with Tim Curry as Wadsworth and Christopher Lloyd as Professor Plum. July 26, 9p; July 27, 8p, 10p. The Sci-Fi Center 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, $10

Pink Floyd—The Wall (95 mins) The cinematic adaptation of Pink Floyd’s metaphoric 1979 concept album, starring Bob Geldof as damaged and hallucinating rocker Pink. Monday, 8p. The Sci-Fi Center 600 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 12, 792-4335, Free

Springsteen & I (PG-13, 125 mins). A documentary depicting the impact that the iconic singer’s music has had on fans, some 2,000 of them contributing video love letters they produced themselves. Also contains exclusive archival concert footage and backstage footage with Springsteen himself. Monday, 7:30p. See for ticket and location info. $13-$15.