Premium Rush

(PG-13) ★★★★☆

This movie is great fun: nimble, quick, the thinking person’s mindless entertainment. Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a star in the NYC bike messenger universe, reckless and quick. Wilee gets a “premium rush” order to deliver an envelope to Chinatown. Inside is a marker for a considerable amount of money. A dirty cop with heavy gambling debts (Michael Shannon) needs to intercept. The chase ensues. Sharp storytelling and direction make this a pleasure to watch.

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Hope Springs

By Tribune Media Services

(PG-13) ★★★☆☆ Their kids grown, Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold Soames (Tommy Lee Jones) have been married 31 years. In an attempt to break them out of their rut, Kay takes them to a couples therapy workshop in a Maine town called, you guessed it, Great Hope Springs. Steve Carell plays the therapist wonderfully straight. The impressive script by Vanessa Taylor gives these master actors plenty to work with, and what seems at first to be a syrupy old-folks-are-cute rom-com, is actually a good and enjoyable film.

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