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Movie Date: 'Act of Killing,' 'The Conjuring,' 'RIPD,' 'Red 2,' 'Turbo'

Movie Date: 'Act of Killing,' 'The Conjuring,' 'RIPD,' 'Red 2,' 'Turbo'

In this week's supersized Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen face what might be the worst opening weekend all summer. On the chopping block: "The Conjuring," "RIPD," "Red 2," and "Turbo."
But it's not all bad. They also sit down with Joshua Oppenheimer, director of the critically acclaimed new documentary, "The Act of Killing." Read the summary below to get a taste of how truly groundbreaking the film is.
When the military overthrew the Indonesian government in 1965, Anwar Congo and his gangster friends were enlisted to help kill one million alleged communists, intellectuals, and ethnic Chinese. Today, he is celebrated by the nation as a right-wing paramilitary hero, and he revels in his memories of violently killing people. In “The Act of Killing,” Anwar and his friends are offered the chance to relive their glory days with the death squads on film, in the form of their favorite Hollywood genres (western, gangster, musical) -- an opportunity they jump at. But as they write and perf