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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 7.19.2019

Lets take a look at this week’s releases as per Rotten Tomatoes:

The Art of Self-Defense(2019) 90%
Jesse Eisenberg stars in this dark comedy about a timid man who, after being mugged, decides to enroll in karate class to learn how to protect himself. When he graduates to his dojo’s night classes, he discovers things aren’t quite what they seem.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada
Directed By: Riley Stearns
Ruth’s Review: I thought this was dropping last week, so same comments as last week.
The Lion King(2019) 60%
Jon Favreau takes the helm for Disney’s “live-action” retelling of the beloved 1994 animated film, hoping to do for it what he did with 2016’s The Jungle Book. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, and James Earl Jones.
Starring: Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
Directed By: Jon Favreau
Ruth’s Review: There is no way this is going to be any good. I think film has jumped the shark. It’s time to go back to the late 1960’s and 1970’s mentality of movie making so perhaps some exciting art will be created.
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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 7.12.2019

Lets take a look at this week’s releases as per Rotten Tomatoes:

The Art of Self-Defense(2019) 96%
Jesse Eisenberg stars in this dark comedy about a timid man who, after being mugged, decides to enroll in karate class to learn how to protect himself. When he graduates to his dojo’s night classes, he discovers things aren’t quite what they seem.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada
Directed By: Riley Stearns
Ruth’s Review: Tough rated high, this looks very suspect to me. Plus, I thought we were over trying to make Jesse Eisenberg happen.
Crawl(2019)
This survival horror film from Alexandre Aja (High TensionPiranha 3D) follows a Florida woman who becomes trapped in a flooding house during a hurricane and must fight off the alligators who come looking for an easy meal.
Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon
Directed By: Alexandre Aja
Ruth’s Review: I feel like this could actually be good. It’s good to see Barry Pepper still in the game.
Stuber(2019) 44%
In sort of a comedic take on Michael Mann’s Collateral, Kumail Nanjiani plays an Uber driver who unknowingly picks up a cop (Dave Bautista) on the trail of a killer and becomes wrapped up in the mess.
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales
Directed By: Michael Dowse
Ruth’s Review: How do you spell yuchhh?
The Farewell(2019) 100%
Awkwafina stars in this Sundance Festival hit about a woman’s struggle to understand why her family in China chooses not to tell their grandmother she is dying, and decide instead to throw a sham wedding to bring everyone together.
Starring: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhou
Directed By: Lulu Wang
Ruth’s Review: So is this like the sad version of Crazy Rich Asians?
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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 7.5.2019

Lets take a look at this week’s releases as per Rotten Tomatoes:

 

Spider-Man: Far From Home(2019)
93%
In this follow-up to the 2017 character reboot, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) takes a trip to Europe with his classmates and meets Nick Fury, who wants him to team up with a new guy named Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to battle some unusual creatures.
Starring: Tom Holland (II), Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders
Directed By: Jon Watts
Ruth’s Review:  This comes out today. Great! Another superhero movie. Enough already.
Midsommar (2019) 
83%
Director Ari Aster returns with a follow-up to his hit horror film Hereditary, this time setting the action in the broad daylight of a Swedish village, where a young couple on vacation clash with a local cult.
Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgran
Directed By: Ari Aster
Ruth’s Review: This comes out on Wednesday. I feel like this may actually be really good.
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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 6.28.2019

Lets take a look at this week’s releases as per Rotten Tomatoes:

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)  62%
The latest entry in the Annabelle franchise ties in more directly to the Warrens (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson), who bring the evil doll home and place her in their artifact room, only for her to bring the other spirits in the room to life.
Starring: McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson
Directed By: Gary Dauberman
Ruth’s Review: This actually comes out today. Looks awful. Too bad because there is nothing like a great horror movie.

Yesterday(2019) 64%
In a change of pace for director Danny Boyle, Himesh Patel and Lily James star in this rom-com about a struggling musician who wakes from an accident to discover the Beatles never existed… but he still knows all of their music.
Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon
Directed By: Danny Boyle
Ruth’s Review: This looks straight up retarded. At least it is an original concept, but it is not much of one. I’m sure the music will be good though.
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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 6.21.2019

Lets take a look at this weeks releases as per Rotten Tomatoes:

Child’s Play(2019)
Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry reimagine the ’80s horror classic with Mark Hamill voicing the killer doll, who, in this updated version, is a high-tech toy that rejects its programming and embarks on a joyous killing spree.
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, Mark Hamill
Directed By: Lars Klevberg
Ruth’s Review: I love horror movies, this could be really good, but I’m not holding my breath. I hope it does Chucky justice.
Toy Story 4(2019) 100%
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and the Toy Story cast are back in an all-new adventure that finds them trying to rescue a homemade toy named Forky (voiced by Tony Hale) when he and Woody get separated from the group during a road trip.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale
Directed By: Josh Cooley
Ruth’s Review: I have never watched any of the Toy Story anthology. Seems like it is beloved and hope that those invested in the franchise enjoy this installment.
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