Opening

—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05
—— The Remaining Sep 05

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $16.3M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $11.8M
39% If I Stay $9.3M
32% As Above/So Below $8.3M
21% Let's Be Cops $8.2M
37% The November Man $7.7M
17% When The Game Stands Tall $5.6M
32% The Giver $5.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $4.6M
34% The Expendables 3 $3.5M

Coming Soon

—— No Good Deed Sep 12
—— Dolphin Tale 2 Sep 12
—— Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Sep 12
100% The Skeleton Twins Sep 12
100% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Sep 12

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42% Houdini: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3

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—— Mistresses: Season 2
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67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Planet of Snail Reviews

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Davina Quinlivan
Little White Lies

Life-affirming and delightful.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

June 21, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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Gentle, simply told love stories are as rare in documentaries these days as they are in narrative film. That alone makes Yi Seung-jun's "Planet of Snail" a standout.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 26, 2012
Kenji Fujishima
Slant Magazine

Even with the heaviness of some of its subject matter, the doc remains limpid and unsentimental until the very end, in keeping with its subject.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2012
Shaun Munro
What Culture

A slight, touching tale of extraordinary human adaptability.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 19, 2012

A rare nonfiction romance film [about] a couple worth comparing your own marriage or partnership to, and the film is a wonderful, poetic portrait of true love.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2012
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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With little story to speak of, Planet Of Snail is more of an experiential piece, closing in on the pleasure and wonder with which Young-chan takes in details like rain falling outside the window and the bark of a tree.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

July 25, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

This is a unique love story with a universal resonance.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

June 22, 2012
Catherine Shoard
Guardian

Neither the subject nor director ask for sympathy; what emerges is a nuanced hymn to the human spirit that still saddens, even when it inspires.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

June 22, 2012
Jennifer Merin
About.com

An exquisite documentary about an extraordinary love.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 5/5

June 26, 2012
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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It's very moving.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The senses of taste, smell and touch aggregate to create a new perceptual cosmos.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 21, 2012
James Mottram
Total Film

Never patronising nor begging for sympathy, it attempts to show how this couple experience the world, from the sensual delights of walking along a seashore to the very real ordeal of changing a light bulb.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

June 14, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A deeply moving documentary about love, living with disabilities, savoring the senses, and being present.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

July 25, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Above all, this beautifully photographed documentary is a poetic meditation on refined sensory perception.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 24, 2012
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Haunting doc about deaf-blind man handles heartbreaking subject with restraint.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 17, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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An unadorned, unsentimental portrait of a marriage, Yi Seung-jun's documentary Planet of Snail celebrates the daily life of an exceptionally collaborative couple.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 24, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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The spirit of the movie is nonjudgmental, an observational intimacy that, in turn, becomes inspiring.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

July 24, 2012
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

An absolute gem.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

June 24, 2012
Stephanie Zacharek
NPR
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A portrait of practical symbiosis in both domestic and emotional terms.

Full Review Source: NPR

July 24, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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"Planet of Snail" offers a precious moment of clarity and simplicity amid a chaotic and poisonous summer, and tells an unforgettable love story to boot.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 25, 2012

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June 26, 2012
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