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In Limited Release:
Movies You May Have Missed

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “The Young and Prodigious  T.S. Spivet” opened in 100 theaters. Weinstein Co. snuck the film onto the release calendar a couple weeks ago, so it has virtually no marketing support. Odd for a film from such an acclaimed director—“City of Lost Children,” “Amelie”—however, his last couple films, “Micmacs” and “A Very Long Engagement,” performed poorly at the North American box office.

The $33M film was released in many territories back in 2014 and some, including his native France, way back in 2013. So, it’s certainly been on the shelf awhile. Still, for those that relish a good foreign flick from a highly inventive director, this should be a welcomed surprise.

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Also worth checking out is A24’s “The End of the Tour” starring Jason Segal and Jessie Eisenberg. The R-rated drama based on real life events of Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and author David Foster Wallace (“Infinite Jest”) should be a real treat for those that like Segal and Eisenberg as they dig into some weighty and thought-provoking material.

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And last but not least, Radius’ “A Lego Brickmentary,” which follows the slightly insane people who build overly complex, and oftentimes larger-than-life Lego creations. Gotta love that kind of dedication…the question is, though, where the hell do you store them after you’re finished?

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Jeff Bock, NewsWhistle’s movie editor, is the senior box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations in Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at Jeff@NewsWhistle.com

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“A Lego Brickmentary” Poster Image Courtesy of Radius; Poster Design by Ignition