Friday movie roundup – June 12

Good day to you! CineVegas is pretty high-energy this year. What was once a nine-day schedule has been collapsed into five days, so everybody’s hoppin’ like a frog that’s been dropped onto a Las Vegas sidewalk at 2 p.m. on a June afternoon.

My travels prevented (saved?) me from seeing Eddie Murphy’s “Imagine That,” so no review. But I did see “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” which is kind of generic. My review is at

Your better options are making the rounds in limited release. “Away We Go,” starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski (Jim from “The Office”) is a sweet and funny semi-satire of new parenthood. “Moon” is a smart and suspenseful sci-fi film about a man (Sam Rockwell) who works on the titular satellite. And “Valentino: The Last Emperor” is about the renowned fashion designer. It more or less passes the “am I interested in this movie even though I have no interest whatsoever in the subject matter?” test.

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