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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 5.17.2019

Summer movie season is here again. Lets take a look at this weeks releases as per Rotten Tomatoes:
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum(2019) 98%
Keanu Reeves returns as John Wick in the third — and presumably final — installment in the franchise (TV spinoff notwithstanding), which sees the unkillable assassin extraordinaire on the run from pretty much everyone with a gun. Or a sword.
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos
Directed By: Chad Stahelski
Ruth’s Review: I love these movies. I’m praying that this does not jump the shark. Keanu Reeves is like the best-worst actor. You have to love so many of his movies but at the same time he stinks. These are great action movies. Lots of guns and lots of fight sequences. I hope the rotten tomatoes score is accurate.
A Dog’s Journey(2019) 67%
Need more wholesome puppy tales in your life? Then clear your schedule for this sequel to 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose, which reintroduces audiences to the Josh Gad-voiced retriever named Bailey and whisks everyone away on a new adventure.
Starring: Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott
Directed By: Gail Mancuso
Ruth’s Review: I get that this is a family movie but it looks God awful. The plus is that at least you don’t have to look at Josh Gad. This is super corny.
The Sun Is Also a Star(2019)
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton star in this young adult novel-based teen romance about a young couple who fall in star-crossed love just as one of them is struggling to fight against the deportation of her family.
Starring: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo, Faith Logan
Directed By: Ry Russo-Young
Ruth’s Review: Oh help me Rhonda! Another stupid movie developed from Young Adult novels. I see Y.A. and I tap out. Love how they throw in the deportation thing during the Trump-era. By the way, I had no idea that John Leguizamo was still at thing. I will never forgive Brian De Palma for casting him in Carlito’s Way, he ruins it.
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Here are this week’s new releases as per Rotten Tomatoes.

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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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.
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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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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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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