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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 8.31.2018

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

Kin(2018)
James Franco and Zoë Kravitz star in this sci-fi action film about a pair of brothers who are forced to go on the run by a vengeful criminal, with only a mysterious weapon of unknown origins at their disposal.
Ruth’s Review: Ick, why are Franco and Kravits leading film actors. Plot sounds retarded too.
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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 8.24.2018

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

Searching(2018) 85%
John Cho and Debra Messing star in this thriller about a desperate father trying to locate his missing daughter by following clues discovered in her laptop with the help of a local detective.
Directed By: Aneesh Chaganty
Ruth’s Review: Sounds like a bad version of Taken and Edge of Darkness. Pass on this mainly becuase of annoying Debra Messing.
A.X.L.(2018)
This sci-fi adventure film in the vein of E.T.D.A.R.Y.L., and Short Circuit centers on a teenager who discovers and befriends a state-of-the-art A.I. in the form of a dog and attempts to keep it safe from the evil scientists who want it back.
Directed By: Oliver Daly
Ruth’s Review: I rather enjoy Becky G, but it already states this has been done more or less.
Melissa McCarthy and Elizabeth Banks headline this noir-ish comedy from Brian Henson about a human cop and a puppet detective who must work together to solve the serial murders of the cast of a popular 1980s children’s show.
Directed By: Brian Henson
Ruth’s Review: this seems like it should be funny, but I’m guessing the attempt at edginess ruins it.
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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 8.17.2018

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

 

Wednesday, August 15

Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh star in this comedy about a woman who accompanies her boyfriend back to Singapore, only to discover he comes from an ultra-wealthy family and he’s one of the country’s most eligible bachelors.
Directed By: Jon M. Chu
Ruth’s Review: Looks atrocious, but will probably do well at the box office. This will then lead to nothing but Asian cast driven movies.

Friday, August 17

Mile 22(2018)
Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg have worked on three Certified Fresh films together, and they hope to do it again with their latest, about an intelligence operative attempting to smuggle a high-value target out of the country.
Directed By: Peter Berg
Ruth’s Review:  Enough with Mark Wahlberg, the only thing eh was good in was Boogie Nights. Though I do like Peter Berg, I have no idea why he would involve Ronda Rousey in this. The Asian movie will do better than this.
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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 8.10.2018

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

Dog Days(2018)
Ken Marino directs this ensemble comedy that follows several Los Angeles dog owners whose lives begin to intertwine and impact each other in unexpected ways.
Directed By: Ken Marino
Ruth’s Review: Oh dear Lord, another one of these.
The Meg(2018)
It’s got Jason Statham. It’s got a giant shark. Its tagline is “Pleased to eat you.” You know exactly what you’re getting into here.
Directed By: Jon Turteltaub
Ruth’s Review: I feel like this may be unintentionally good.
Based on the meme-inspired legends, this supernatural horror film follows a group of girls who attempt to debunk the existence of the titular specter but suspect they might be wrong when one of them goes missing.
Directed By: Sylvain White
Ruth’s Review: I love a good horror movie, but this looks like a stinker.
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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, ALLEGEDLY 8.3.2018

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

Friday, August 3

Eighth Grade(2018) 99%
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: This is at 99%! I can’t stand Bo Burnham, I hate musical “comedy” acts! Gotta love a teen angst movie. Yuch!
Based on the YA novel of the same name, this sci-fi fantasy follows a group of teens with superhuman powers on the run from a government after a plague has killed off the majority of the country’s children.
Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Ruth’s Review: Enough with making Young Adult novels into movies!
This CGI/live-action family film stars Ewan McGregor as the titular A.A. Milne character, who’s all grown up and needs a little nudge from a certain honey-loving bear to rekindle the spirit of his youth.
Directed By: Marc Forster
Ruth’s Review: I just got bamboozled into watching the Pooh movie from last year and now they have another, way to stay original Hollywood!
Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon join forces for this action-comedy about a pair of best friends who find themselves in the middle of a life-or-death conspiracy when one of their exes suddenly appears with assassins on his trail.
Directed By: Susanna Fogel
Ruth’s Review: No.
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