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Review: “Star Trek Beyond” is a satisfying ride

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Star Trek Beyond Review Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond is the 13th feature in this franchise’s history. Find out if it measures up below. Star Trek Beyond opens with a sense of ennui. Even the enthusiastic Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) feels tired and bored of his life in space. In...

Ghostbusters Review Ghostbusters

The long-awaited Ghostbusters reboot has finally arrived. Find out if the new team lived up to expectations below The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot offers viewers exactly what they would want in a reboot. The comedy — which features four funny...

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Review Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Two brothers search for dates for their sister’s upcoming nuptials in the new comedy, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates . The two title characters in the new comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates are brothers. They are smarmy, slovenly and...

Secret Life of Pets The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets is colorful and funny but young children should steer clear. In 1995, Pixar filmmakers asked a unique question. What do toys do when their owners are away? The animated Toy Story (1995) was built around finding the...

The Purge Election Year Review The Purge: Election Year

A political campaign comes to the forefront in The Purge Election Year, the third chapter in this violent series. There’s always been a political statement inherent in the Purge franchise. The first feature introduced the concept of a national...

The Legend of Tarzan Review The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan starts out interestingly enough but soon becomes a traditional feature that never fully embraces its characters. The Legend of Tarzan begins where many films about the mysterious son of the jungle begin. The wild Tarzan, who...

The Shallows Review The Shallows

Blake Lively faces off against a shark in the thrilling new film The Shallows. Starring Blake Lively, The Shallows is a low-budget thriller that heartily embraces its simple concept. Lively stars as Nancy, a surfer, who becomes stranded on a rock...

Independence Day Resurgence Independence Day: Resurgence

The fun and excitement of the original Independence Day return in the sequel Independence Day: Resurgence. Twenty years after the original Independence Day became the highest grossing movie of 1996, the aliens have returned. Independence Day:...

Central Intelligence Review Central Intelligence

Dwayne Johnson earns big laughs in the humorous Central Intelligence. Central Intelligence is an unexpectedly satisfying comedy that takes full advantage of its two strong leads. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart co-star here but instead of playing...

Finding Dory Review Finding Dory

Finding Dory is a wonderful and fully-realized sequel to the 2003 Pixar hit Finding Nemo. After the dour disappointment that was Alice through the Looking Glass, it’s exciting to see great family entertainment back on the big screen. Finding Dory,...

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