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Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 26. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Max Director: Boaz Yakin Cast: Lauren Graham, Robbie Amell, Thomas Haden Church, Luke Kleintank, Jay Hernandez, Joseph Julian Soria, Josh Wiggins, Owen Harn, Kelly Borgnis, Zeeko Zaki, Edgar Arreola, Chris Matheny, Pete Burris, Mark Anthony Little, Marlo Scheitler Synopsis: "A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience." Ted 2 Director: Seth MacFarlane Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Patrick Warburton Synopsis: "Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law." Limited 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets Director: Marc Silver Synopsis: "Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving »
- Steve Greene
Max is an Afghanistan War-set battlefield adventure and a look at the unbreakable bond between a Marine and his military working dog ……. for about the first ten minutes! What’s left for another long hour and a half, despite some moments of bravura and lazy tugs at the heart-strings, is a poorly-written, Texas-set melodrama that I can’t recommend. The end credits for Max play over vintage photos of dogs in combat, from the Civil War to Wwi and WWII to Iraq. Dogs have been trained by the military as scouts, sentries and trackers for centuries and I wish that was the story that the producers of Max had tackled. A kind of canine War Horse might have made for a stirring adventure. On the surface, Max is an old fashioned throwback to more innocent family fare which may seem like a good antidote to the violent and defeatist thrillers »
- Tom Stockman
As far as canine hero stories go, “Max” is a strangely mixed breed. A hodgepodge of corny coming-of-ager, inspirational boy-and-his-pup pablum, modern-day military tale and surprisingly violent PG-rated action thriller, it’s an all-around odd choice to release up against the big dogs of summer. Even if Warner Bros. hopes some of that “American Sniper” B.O. magic rubs off on a film ostensibly about a pooch overcoming Ptsd (“American Sniffer”?), woe be to the family-targeted movie competing with the likes of “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World.” Expect a bigger bite in ancillary.
Given the appeal of the Belgian Malinois (or, technically, six Belgian Malinois) playing the titular character, it’s almost a shame the film has to rely on generic bipeds to drive the action. That begins with Texan teen Justin Wincott (Josh Wiggins), who becomes Max’s de facto master after his older brother Kyle (Robbie Amell) is killed on an Afghanistan battlefield. »
- Geoff Berkshire
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“Max,” which opens on June 26, 2015 and is rated “PG,” stars Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell, Luke Kleintank, Mia Xitlali, Dejon Laquake, Jay Hernandez and Owen Harn from writer and director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans”), writer Sheldon Lettich and a producer of “Marley & Me”.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the international trailer for Boaz Yakin's "Max," a coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy (Josh Wiggins) who finds solace with the heroic military dog Max that belonged to his fallen United States Marine brother (Robbie Amell).
Max himself is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, just like any other human soldier, and the boy is the only one who can work with him. Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church, Jay Hernandez, Luke Kleintank, Joseph Julian Soria, Gabriel Rush and Owen Harn co-star in the film which opens June 26th.
- Garth Franklin
Warner Bros. has released the first international trailer for Max, which gives new meaning to the phrase "man's best friend." Max is a coming-of-age story about a young teen from a family dealing with loss, who finds friendship, comfort and adventure with the heroic military dog of his fallen brother, a United States Marine who served his country on the frontlines of the war in Afghanistan. In addition, we also have the first poster, which showcases this heroic title character.
Lauren Graham and Thomas Haden Church star as the parents of both their fallen Marine son (Robbie Amell) and his 14-year-old brother Justin (Josh Wiggins). Justin learns that the military dog Max formed such a strong bond with his brother, that no one else can work with Max, who we learn is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, just like any other human soldier. When a shady soldier comes into town, »
6 items from 2015
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