“Focus” and “Leviathan” both receive high number of popcorn bags

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --
1. FOCUS (R)
Warner Brothers

SHAWN
Will Smith is back in form in "Focus" a stylized and sleek-looking movie about a con man who falls for a girl. And that girl is seductively played by Margot Robbie who sizzles in this movie. "Focus" isn't your typical Will Smith movie. The star allows himself to be more vulnerable and rely less on his charismatic swagger than he usually does. It works. And he and Robbie have a tremendous amount of chemistry together. They are perfect together and set of flames like a three-alarm fire. The makers of "Fifty Shades of Grey" should have taken notes. "Focus" is a far more sexy, sensual and entertaining movie. Divided into two equal parts "Focus" manages to stay a step ahead of the viewer. Not the best con movie ever but focused enough to provide 'real' thrills. Did I just say that? anyways. "Focus" is a seductive and memorizing movie from beginning to end. And Will Smith proves that yes, he's still got it.

RUSS: Did not screen
SHAWN: 4 Popcorn Bags

2. LEVIATHAN (R)
Sony Pictures Classics

SHAWN
The foreign language film and Oscar-nominee "Leviathon" is a powerful and thought provoking film that is well executed and a poignant slice of near genius.
Russ says: It's hard to imagine why Russian officials allowed "Leviathan," a scathing critique of local government corruption, to be one of this year's worthy nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. They probably gave it a pass because it's a brilliantly executed social critique and an intelligent look at the age-old struggle between the powerful and the powerless. While very depressing, this tale of corruption in modern Russia is an intriguing reworking of the Biblical story of Job.

RUSS: 4 Popcorn Bags
SHAWN: 4 Popcorn Bags