Daniel Barnes @ the SNR – May 1, 2014 Issue

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*Although there are a number of visual references to the films of the French New Wave in Roger Michell’s rambunctious romance Le Week-End, they are only local color in this fetching but unmemorable piece of vacation porn.

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*Luc Besson has been such a one-man tidal wave of recycled ideas and sequelized schlock, it’s amazing that it has taken him this long to remake the 2004 action film District B13; unfortunately, Brick Mansions (pictured above) replaces most of the body-centric action of the original with boring car chases.

*The imbalanced and unfunny comedy The Other Woman  (pictured above right) sets its comedic bar excessively low, but stars Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann still can’t clear it.