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Rapid Review: “”In a World,” “The World’s End” and “You’re Next”

Rapid Review: “”In a World,” “The World’s End” and “You’re Next”

Rapid Review: “”In a World,” “The World’s End” and “You’re Next”
August 22
15:19 2013

Preston Barta / Film Critic

“In a World”

Directed by Lake Bell

Starring: Lake Bell, Demetri Martin and Rob Corddry

Rating: 4/5

“In a World,” about the unseen world of voice-overs, is a refreshingly entertaining comedy that is worth the trip to Dallas to see. Mostly known for her acting work on the hit HBO series “How to Make It In America,” Lake Bell makes her feature film screenwriting and directing debuts, and boy, does her talent shine. Her script, which earned the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is top notch and zips along with its richly written characters. Of all the films out this weekend, “In a World” is your best bet.

The North Texas Daily spoke with Bell about her film “In a World” and perfecting the art of voiceover.

NTDaily Interviews: Lake Bell finds her voice in “In a World…” from NTDaily on Vimeo.

“In a World” opens at 8 p.m. at Cinemark West Plano, and Angelika Film Center in Dallas tomorrow.

“The World’s End”

Directed by Edgar Wright

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman

Rating: 4/5

Writer-director Edgar Wright brings us his final installment of the Cornetto trilogy with his most outlandish comedy to date. “The World’s End” is an action packed, sci-fi comedy where a group of friends return to their hometown to help their kooky friend, Gary King (a hilarious Simon Pegg), achieve his lifelong dream of completing their epic pub-crawl from 20 years earlier. If you favored Wright’s other comedies such as 2004’s cult hit “Shaun of the Dead” and 2007’s “Hot Fuzz” then you’ll get quite a few laughs out of this well-executed thrill ride.

“The World’s End” opens tonight at 10 p.m.

“You’re Next”

Directed by Adam Wingard

Starring: Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen and Nicholas Tucci

Rating: 3/5

“You’re Next,” the latest home invasion film in the vein of “Funny Games” (2007) and “The Strangers” (2008), is a surprisingly fun and twisted gore-filled gem that horror fans should eat up. While it doesn’t come close to topping this year’s sure-to-be horror classic “The Conjuring,” it does an excellent job at delivering the tension, suspense and humor associated with the genre.

“You’re Next” opens tonight at 10 p.m.

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