Filmweek: 'Child 44,' 'True Story,' 'Unfriended,' and more

Larry Mantle and film critics Henry Sheehan and Justin Change review this week’s releases, including Soviet-era thriller "Child 44," James Franco and Jonah Hill in "True Story," the wide release pictures "Unfriended" and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" and more. TGI-Filmweek!

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Baby blue eyes, stunning good looks and sometimes the sole reason why many people went to the theaters for entertainment all comprise the reasons we loved the Hollywood heartthrob. But Newman's ascent was not as successful as a typical heroic, Hollywood story. His first marriage failed, he was an obsessive drinker and his only son died of an accidental drug overdose. In Paul Newman: A Life, author Shawn Levy gives readers a fresh perspective on the totality of Newman's life, from years of personal research and interviews with those who new the actor best.