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5 Must-See Movies This Weekend 

My pick for best movie of the year so far. A party animal and a nice girl stumble upon romance as high school’s unwieldy senior year draws to a close and both of their futures remain anything but certain. This is what love looks like in America. This is the real deal. Rarely have you rooted harder for a couple and rarely have you seen a courtship so enrapturing and so fun. It’s brought to you by the writers of (500) Days of Summer, which was also awesome but believe it or not less affecting. You will be giddy as you watch these two interact. Each scene is a marvel. (Sam Allard)
The World’s End, the story of five guys who go on a pub crawl from hell, unites the comedic duo Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (along with writer/director Edgar Wright) for the final installment of their Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. Pegg plays Gary, a Goth rocker who doesn’t want to grow up and still wears his old Sisters of Mercy T-shirt in homage to his high school days. Trouble is, his pals have all matured and they reluctantly let him lead them on a quest to complete a pub crawl they once started but never finished. The sci-fi element is rather preposterous but the banter between Frost and Pegg is so sharp it redeems the film despite its flawed concept. (Jeff Niesel)
If The Conjuring got you amped for more quality horror, you won't be disappointed with You're Next, a home-invasion thriller about a family getaway gone predictably wrong. Director Adam Wingard manages to keep the mood satisfyingly jumpy throughout. His characters are fresh and there are pleasant splashes of dark comedy underscoring the grisly events (Allard).
Much like the Twilight series, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones revolves around a young woman’s coming of age. And much like the Twilight series, it settles for the superficial, even as it makes much ado of the confusion that results during the teen years when one searches for his or her identity. Fair-skinned Lily Collins does a credible job of portraying the protagonist Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a young girl with special powers that enable her to see demons where others can’t. But as much as the film features some terrific, well-choreographed fight scenes, the world of vampires and demos isn’t anything we haven’t already seen. (Jeff Niesel)
Carey Grant and Deborah Kerr star in this touching classic playing at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday at 11 a.m. as part of Cleveland Cinemas’ Sunday Brunch series. Grant and Kerr fall in love on a transatlantic ocean liner but are both involved with other people! They decide to meet 6 months later on the top of the Empire State Building if their situations change and their love endures. What happens next is the stuff of cinematic lore, and is likely the reason why An Affair to Remember is No. 5 on AFI’s Most Romantic Movies list. (Allard).
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Much like the Twilight series, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones revolves around a young woman’s coming of age. And much like the Twilight series, it settles for the superficial, even as it makes much ado of the confusion that results during the teen years when one searches for his or her identity. Fair-skinned Lily Collins does a credible job of portraying the protagonist Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a young girl with special powers that enable her to see demons where others can’t. But as much as the film features some terrific, well-choreographed fight scenes, the world of vampires and demos isn’t anything we haven’t already seen. (Jeff Niesel)
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