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New movies this week: Our Brand is Crisis, Burnt

Posted October 28, 2015

Our Brand is Crisis

A look at what's new in theaters this week.

Our Brand is Crisis (R, Comedy/Drama, Starring Sandra Bullock, Anthony Mackie, Billy Bob Thornton, Zoe Kazan, Scoot McNairy) - A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist "Calamity" Jane Bodine. In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy, now coaching the opposition. But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability both on and off the campaign trail Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers.

Burnt (Comedy, R, Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Matthew Rhys) - Chef Adam Jones had it all - and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he'll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene. This remarkably funny and emotional story is about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances.

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