The five best movies to see this weekend

Time Out New York has your picks for the best movies playing in NYC

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Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Rated as: 4/5

Putting the comic back in comic-book adaptations, Marvel’s latest superheroic space opera finds room for a wisecracking raccoon, a walking tree, John C. Reilly and ’70s pop. (Local theaters; opens Fri)

Read our review and watch the trailer here.

2

Get on Up

  • Rated as: 4/5

Leaping into the life story of the Godfather of Soul, up-and-comer Chadwick Boseman turns in a fearless performance, intensely physical and burning with conviction. (Local theaters; opens Fri)

Read our review and watch the trailer here.

3

Magic in the Moonlight

  • Rated as: 4/5

Woody Allen’s charming romantic comedy follows a skeptical magician (Colin Firth) as he attempts to debunk a purported psychic (Emma Stone)…only to fall in love with her. (Local theaters; now playing)

Read our review and watch the trailer here.

4

Calvary

  • Rated as: 4/5

Playing a gentle, age-weathered priest unfairly targeted for murder, the mighty Brendan Gleeson anchors this extremely dark Irish comedy with soul and sympathy. (Local theaters; opens Fri)

Read our review and watch the trailer here.

5

Boyhood

  • Rated as: 5/5

The ambition is staggering—a domestic drama shot over 12 years with the same cast—but Richard Linklater more than makes good on his experiment, bringing warmth and insight. (Local theaters; now playing)

Read our review and watch the trailer here.



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