This Week in Movies

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Wednesday for the weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.


Release date: August 22
Director: R.J. Cutler
Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato

In 2011, Grey’s Anatomy did a musical episode in which Sara Ramirez sang a Snow Patrol song while standing over her own bloodied and battered body. And it was terrible. If I Stay stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Mia Hall, a talented musician with a bright future whose life changes in an instant when her family is killed in a car accident. Now comatose, Mia keeps watch over her lifeless body as she decides whether to let herself die or return to a life that will be drastically different.



Release date: August 22
Director: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
Cast: Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Nearly a decade after Sin City resurrected Mickey Rourke’s career and wowed audiences with its highly stylized violence, the characters have returned in four new stories compiled in A Dame to Kill For. In one tale, ex-stripper Nancy (Alba) teams up with scarred brute Marv (Rourke) to exact revenge on the corrupt Senator Roark (Powers Booth), while another segment follows a cocky gambler (Gordon-Levitt) who embarks on a similar mission.



Release date: August 22
Director: Thomas Carter
Cast: Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig

Based on the 2003 book of the same name, When the Game Stands Tall chronicles the true story of the De La Salle High School football team, which amassed an unbelievable 151-game winning streak from 1992-2004. Jim “Jesus” Caviezel stars as De La Salle head coach Bob Ladouceur, who won 399 games during his 33-year career, and Alexander Ludwig as the apparently fictitious star running back Chris Ryan.

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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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