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New Movies for July 29, 2016/ by /

29 Jul

Missed a few weeks of new releases, so as a refresher I’ll quickly break down each of the films this week.

STAR TREK BEYOND – An excellent return to the roots of the series. Bringing in Justin Lin (FAST FIVE) to direct was a gamble that paid off surprisingly well, balanced nicely with Simon Pegg’s script. It’s not perfect but it’s a great outing.

GHOSTBUSTERS  – Paul Feig’s reboot is a worthy successor, and the cast is fantastic across the board, especially Kate McKinnon’s Holtzmann. A comedy first and foremost, it also features the best 3D work I’ve seen in a long time.

LIGHTS OUT – A solid summer horror hit. What’s scarier than things hidden in the dark?

JASON BOURNE – A sequel we didn’t need turns out to be fairly bland. Sure, it’s fun to see Matt Damon kick ass, but the story is really more of the same. I didn’t get around to seeing THE BOURNE LEGACY but I feel like it’s not required viewing.

BAD MOMS – A group of moms decide to stop following societal norms and start living for themselves. A great cast but it’s getting pretty soft reviews, so most people will probably wait for Netflix.

NERVE – The creators of CATFISH take it to the next level in this social-media-gone-insane thriller. Emma Roberts and Dave Franco have chemistry but the premise of a dare-based internet game gets seriously out of hand, and not in a good way.

MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES – A decent gross-out comedy with a great cast and a simple premise. Delivers the goods.

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS – I was really excited about this given its killer cast of comedians, but the characters are all pretty annoying and largely come off as assholes. It has its moments but it would have worked better if they had kept things grounded.

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN – Mediocre at best. Skarsgard looks great, and who can say no to Margot Robbie, but a $150 million Tarzan movie? Come on. It’s funny how overkill leads to mediocrity.

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE – A franchise that’s run its course. Totally unnecessary and unfortunately not funny.



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