In another world, The Darkest Minds would be here *after* New Mutants, but even without that direct comparison point, it still feels like a particularly dull and watered down X-Men riff-off for tweens.
Statham fights a shark. The Meg is a movie in which Statham literally fights a shark. No star rating, description, or analysis needed. Statham fights a shark. Just go see it.
Nothing that’ll get your tail wagging, Dog Days is middle-of-the-road enough to give anyone of more discerning taste real paws for thought.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is *the* action movie of summer 2018. Hands down. Just make sure the armrests on your seat are bolted down good and tight.
It’s a pretty fun little ninety minute auctioneer, but Hotel Artemis doesn’t quite lean into its hyperbolic John Wick-inspired sensibilities as much as you want it to.
The best Paul Schrader’s made in years, First Reformed gives us a top-of-his-craft Ethan Hawke in a captivating existential drama.
It’s Die Hard on fire. With The Rock! What more could you possibly want?! Skyscraper’s no enduring classic, but it’s a helluva ride that’ll have you gasping for breath.
Pixar’s non-Toy Story track record of a “great sequel, but not as great…” continues with Incredibles 2, otherwise the outright animated adventure of the year.
It’s fun enough, but Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom shows show off the increasingly hollow nature of a series initially born of an absolute game-changer.