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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 7.13.2018

Here are this week’s new releases as per Rotten Tomatoes.

In this third installment of the animated series, Dracula (Adam Sandler) takes his family on a vacation cruise, where he falls in love with the ship’s captain, much to his daughter Mavis’ (Selena Gomez) dismay.
Directed By: Genndy Tartakovsky
Ruth’s Review: No interest in this, but I’m sure it will do huge Box Office numbers.
Skyscraper(2018) 61%
The 2018 Dwayne Johnson destruction tour continues, as the affable action star plays a building inspector framed for a crime he didn’t commit who must clear his name and rescue his family.
Ruth’s Review: Enough of The Rock.
Gus Van Sant directs this based-on-true-events drama about renowned cartoonist John Callahan (played by Joqauin Phoenix), who only discovered his talent when he became a quadriplegic after a drunk driving accident.
Directed By: Gus Van Sant
Ruth’s Review: This looks suspect, but I want to be good. I can’t stand any of the actors involved and I’m over making movies based on true stories, but I rather enjoy Gus Van Sant.

Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age comedy centers on a young teen (Elsie Fisher) trying to make the best of the last week of her dreadful eighth grade year.
Directed By: Bo Burnham
Ruth’s Review: Based on Bo Burnahm’s comedy act I would imagine that this is a complete shit show.
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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 7.6.2018

Here are this week’s new releases as per Rotten Tomatoes.

The First Purge(2018) 46%
The Purge franchise finally goes the prequel route, this time tracing the origins of the national day of mayhem that allows any crime to be committed for a 12-hour period with no legal consequences.
Directed By: Gerard McMurray
Ruth’s Review: This actually comes out on July 4th. I like the franchise but they need to breath new life into it, like they did with the Fast and the Furious. This seems a tad Tokyo Drift-esque.
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas return for this post-Ifinity War Marvel sequel, in which thief-turned-superhero Scott Lang takes on a partner and struggles to balance his dual life.
Directed By: Peyton Reed
Ruth’s Review: Enough with this comic book shit. Also, I can’t stand Paul Rudd’s face. It is very punchable.
LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Armie Hammer star in rapper Boots Riley’s directorial debut, a surreal social satire about a black telemarketer whose career is propelled by the efficacy of his “white voice.”
Directed By: Boots Riley
Ruth’s Review: Great! Just what we need, another movie to teach us about racism. Really groundbreaking stuff here.
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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 6.29.2018

Here are this week’s new releases as per Rotten Tomatoes.

Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return — sans Emily Blunt and director Denis Villeneuve — for this sequel that focuses on a federal agent’s efforts to curb drug trafficking at the US-Mexico border.
Directed By: Stefano Sollima
Ruth’s Review: It seems like it should be good because Benicio and Brolin can be really good, but it reeks of corny.
Have you seen those videos where NBA star Kyrie Irving dresses up in old-person makeup, calls himself Uncle Drew, and destroys opposing teams in pick-up basketball games? This is that, in feature-length form.
Directed By: Charles Stone III
Ruth’s Review: So basically this a full length version of a rip off of Larry Johnson’s old Grandmama commercials. I’m sure it will be a laugh riot, like a less funny version of any of the Madea franchise films.
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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 6.22.2018

Here are this week’s new releases as per Rotten Tomatoes.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles in the latest chapter of the Jurassic Park franchise, which finds their characters returning to the island to save the dinos from a volcanic eruption.
Directed By: J.A. Bayona
Ruth’s Review: Enough with this franchise.
Boundaries(2018) 57%
Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer star in this road-trip comedy about a single mother who is forced to drive her father from Seattle to Los Angeles after he’s kicked out of his retirement home.
Directed By: Shana Feste
Ruth’s Review: Edgy. So over this type of dramedy.
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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 6.15.2018

Here are this week’s new releases as per Rotten Tomatoes.

Superfly(2018)
Trevor Jackson stars in this updated remake of the 1972 film, and while we don’t have an official plot synopsis yet, the original follows a cocaine dealer trying to secure one last deal before leaving the business.
Directed By: Director X.
Ruth’s Review: This actually comes out today, yuck.
Pixar’s superpowered Parr family are back in this sequel that picks up literally right where The Incredibles left off and follows Elastigirl’s return to fame, while Bob and the kids try to get used to normal life.
Directed By: Brad Bird
Ruth’s Review: Not for me, but I bet it kills at the box office.
Tag(2018)
Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner star in this high-concept comedy — based on a true story — about a group of friends who have been engaged in an elaborate, decades-long game of tag.
Directed By: Jeff Tomsic
Ruth’s Review: I can tell that this will somehow be fouled up though an interesting premise. Too bad, because Ed Helms is a really good comedic actor.
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