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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 8.23.2019

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

Angel Has Fallen(2019)
First it was Olympus, and then it was London, and now it’s Angel. Gerard Butler returns as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, who is accused of a presidential assassination attempt and must clear his name.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick
Directed By: Ric Roman Waugh
Ruth’s Review: I am most shocked that Gerard Butler is still landing leading roles. I just watched him in Hunter Killer. Amazing, only in America!
Overcomer(2019)
This faith-based inspirational sports drama follows a high school basketball coach-turned-cross-country coach who makes it his mission to help a young athlete achieve her dreams.
Starring: Alex Kendrick, Priscilla C. Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett
Directed By: Alex Kendrick
Ruth’s Review: I don’t want God to smite me because I am a person of faith and a believer, but this movie sounds like a solid argument for atheism.
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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 8.16.2019

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

The Angry Birds Movie 2(2019) 72%
Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Awkwafina, and Nicki Minaj join Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and the rest of the returning cast as the angry birds reluctantly unite with their green pig rivals to take on a new threat to their existence.
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader
Directed By: Thurop Van Orman
Ruth’s Review: Looks super lame.

 

Where’d You Go, Bernadette(2019)
Richard Linklater directs this adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name about a hateful woman (Cate Blanchett) who suddenly disappears and her daughter’s efforts to figure out, well, where she went.
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson
Directed By: Richard Linklater
Ruth’s Review: I want to like this because I love Richard Linklater, but I can’t stand any of the actors that are in this.
Blinded by the Light(2019) 93%
This 1987-set musical comedy follows a teenager who discovers and becomes obsessed with the music of Bruce Springsteen, much to the chagrin of his conservative Pakistani family, and struggles to decide which path to follow.
Starring: Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir
Directed By: Gurinder Chadha
Ruth’s Review: This looks like complete garbage.
47 Meters Down: Uncaged(2019)
In this sequel to the 2017 thriller, four teen girls exploring an underwater cave system come face to face with a horde of hungry sharks and must decide whether to fight for their lives or flee. Good luck!
Starring: Sistine Rose Stallone, Corinne Fox, Brianne Tju, Sophie Nélisse
Directed By: Johannes Roberts
Ruth’s Review: I love that nepotism is alive and well in Hollywood. Maybe Stallone’s kid will be the new female action hero.
Good Boys(2019) 84%
A trio of 12-year-olds set off on a wild adventure to replace a broken drone and help one of them learn how to kiss a girl in this R-rated coming-of-age comedy starring Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, and Brady Noon.
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Retta, Will Forte, Lil Rel Howery
Directed By: Gene Stupnitsky
Ruth’s Review: I want this to be funny because it seems like it has some potential. Although this is another variation of Superbad I guarantee it will be funnier than the female rip offs they shoved down our throats.
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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 8.9.2019

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

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold(2019) 67%
The popular Nickelodeon TV series character takes to the jungles of South America to locate a lost Incan city and rescue her parents in this adventure starring Isabella Moner, Michael Peña, and Eva Longoria.
Starring: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria
Directed By: James Bobin
Ruth’s Review: Upsetting. I should’ve played Dora. When I had shorter hair and dyed it black, a guy told me I looked like Dora the Explorer.
Brian Banks(2019) 67%
Aldis Hodge and Greg Kinnear star in this based-on-true-events story about the former NFL player, who was falsely accused of rape during his junior year of high school and spent almost six years in prison.
Starring: Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, Melanie Liburd
Directed By: Tom Shadyac
Ruth’s Review: The real story is horrifying. I’m actually surprised Hollywood would make a movie like this. I thought they always preach you have to believe the woman. I guarantee they make this super corny.
The Kitchen(2019)
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss star in this adaptation of the comic miniseries about a trio of mobster wives during the 1970s who decide to take over their husbands’ businesses after they are arrested by the FBI.
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson
Directed By: Andrea Berloff
Ruth’s Review: Insert barf noise.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark(2019)
Based on the popular children’s novels, this Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film centers on a group of teens in 1968 who discover a mysterious book written long ago by a troubled young girl and slowly come face to face with its dark secrets.
Starring: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams
Directed By: André Øvredal
Ruth’s Review: This looks like it could actually be pretty could. I love horror films, nothing worse than a bad one.
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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 8.2.2019

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

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw(2019)
Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Idris Elba star in this spinoff of the Fast and Furious franchise, as federal agent Luke Hobbs teams up with former bad guy Deckard Shaw to take down an even badder guy with, apparently, superpowers.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby
Directed By: David Leitch
Ruth’s Review: I like the Fast & Furious franchise as much as the next guy, but enough of The Rock already. He really has just taken over. Fingers crossed that the action sequences are entertaining.
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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 7.26.2019

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

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood(2019) 92%
Set in 1969, Quentin Tarantino’s much-anticipated ninth film centers on an actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), his stunt man (Brad Pitt), and, in some tangential way, Charles Manson.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino
Ruth’s Review: This is the type of movie that you want to be good, but I’m still suspect. I still don;t get how Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are leading men, but I am hoping that this id as good as it is being hyped up to be. At least if it stinks, you’ll still have Sydney Sweeney’s gargoyles to gaze at.
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