In this week’s new movies, "The Purge" has one critic commenting on the nature of violence in film, and eight years after “Wedding Crashers,” Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reunite for “The Internship.”

Here are excerpts from this week's reviews:


"You guys must be seniors, right?" Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, right, are together again and keeping the kids up late in “The Internship.” (Phil Bray)

 “The Internship” (PG-13) “Did I mention that Google cooperated fully with the production of ‘The Internship’? Oh, it’s true. Google it.” – Jen Chaney

½ “Dirty Wars” (Unrated) “In an effort to minimize the loss of American lives while maximizing the neutralization of ‘high value targets,’ has America lost its moral compass?” – Michael O’Sullivan

★★ “The Kings of Summer” (R) “The directorial debut of Jordan Vogt-Roberts, this coming-of-age tale of three high school boys searching to break free of their overbearing parents often seems cobbled together from other, better movies — including ‘Mud,’ with which it shares not only the conceit of a self-made secret hideout but a tense climactic scene.”– Ann Hornaday

★★★ “The East” (PG-13) “Are violent means justified if the end is good? And how much violence? When does deterrence cross the line to spite? With the exception of Benji, the members of The East aren’t ideologues so much as idealists. They allow themselves the luxury of debate, questioning and regret. Also hope.” – Michael O’Sullivan

★★ “The Purge” (R) “…it’s no “Straw Dogs” (either the 1971 version or the 2011 remake), let alone “Funny Games.” Those disturbing works used the home-invasion scenario to question the notions of machismo and revenge and the modern fascination with movie violence. “The Purge” is more of a nutty if bloody lark, with a strange artificiality to the behaviors it portrays. That blunts the sharpness of any cultural critique it might aspire to.” – Michael O’Sullivan

★★★½ “Fill the Void” (PG) “Marriage ceremonies are just one of the rituals highlighted in “Fill the Void,” which consists mainly of intimate scenes of everyday life, including a Purim celebration, a Shabbat meal and a bris. The only real indication of the world beyond this community occurs when rock music wafts into the apartment from the street outside. ‘Close the window,’ Aharon tells Yochay.” – Stephanie Merry

★★★ “Wish You Were Here” (R) “The stories are masterfully woven together. While the tension from that earlier thread builds, so too does the anxiety in the story’s current reality, as the relationships between Steph, Alice and Dave deteriorate.” – Stephanie Merry

★★½ “Pieta” (Unrated) “Filmed simply and intimately, ‘Pieta’ benefits from a strong sense of place, as well as fully committed performances from Lee and Cho. Some of the events might seem farcical if not for the actors’ unwavering intensity.” – Mark Jenkins

★★ “Violet & Daisy” (R) “…often the pair’s resolute childishness is maddening. The girls have a gee-whiz way of speaking to each other, using old-timey phrases such as “swell” and “looky here,” that gets old quickly.” – Stephanie Merry

Zero stars:  “Lost and Found in Armenia” (Unrated) "Kennedy might be the only recognizable face in the ensemble, but he largely takes a back seat as “Lost and Found” wastes chunks of time on the cartoonish physical antics of the Armenian townsfolk." – Sean O'Connell