Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! (15) ..... Jake (Blake Jenner) arrives at college, full of hope, as one of the new pitchers of the Southeast Texas Cherokees baseball team. He moves into a house which has been set aside for the squad, and meets his cowboy roommate Beuter (Will Brittain). "No booze... and no girls upstairs in the bedrooms," stresses the team coach to the new arrivals, who include socially awkward transfer student Jay (Juston Street) and stoner Willoughby (Wyatt Russell), who seems to have dipped his toes in the same gene pool as The Dude from The Big Lebowski. Older members of the team including Finnegan (Glen Powell), Roper (Ryan Guzman), Dale (J Quinton Johnson) and McReynolds (Tyler Hoechlin) take Jake under their wing and shepherd him on a tour of local hotspots, where he shakes his groove thing to Peaches & Herb and catches the eye of pretty student Beverly (Zoey Deutch). As the first day of study beckons, Jake tests his mettle on and off the baseball mound including an unexpected reunion with old schoolmate, Justin (Michael Monsour). Everybody Wants Some!! is a beautifully crafted blast from the past, blessed with strong performances from fresh-faced rising stars.

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (U) ... Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) is an outcast on Bird Island, where the rest of his flightless flock tweet peace and harmony. An unfortunate incident with an unhatched egg lands Red in court where Judge Peckinpah (Keegan-Michael Key) sentences him to a course in anger management led by perky clucker Matilda (Maya Rudolph). Fellow attendees include wide-cracking live wire Chuck (Josh Gad), who can move at superbird speed, the aptly named Bomb (Danny McBride), who selfcombusts when surprised or stressed, and hulking Terence (Sean Penn), who communicates in booming growls. Red resists Matilda's techniques because, as he reminds his brethren, "We're descended from dinosaurs. We're not supposed to be nice". When a ship full of pigs led by smooth talker Leonard (Bill Hader) arrives on Bird Island, supposedly in peace, Red is the only inhabitant to sense impending disaster. …

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