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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

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Space cowboy Han (Alden Ehrenreich) meets Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), gets a last name and is taken under the wing of Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), a criminal who is looking to eliminate what he owes to the feared wealthy gangster Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). This motley crew is joined by charismatic gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) on a heist that will clear Beckett's debt. Han is getting close to his goal of becoming a pilot, getting a ship and reuniting with Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke), the girlfriend he was forced to leave behind on an Empire-controlled planet. But there is trouble along the way.

The early life of Han Solo unfolds in this action-filled galactic western, complete with gunplay and showdowns. Anyone who grew up with "Star Wars" will be thrilled with

DEADPOOL 2

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Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) gathers a team for what he thinks is a worthy cause. The mission: save young mutant Russell (Julian Dennison) from the clutches of Nathan Summers/Cable (Josh Brolin), a cybernetic soldier from the future who wants to terminate the kid. There are complications along the way.

The irreverent R-rated humor that made 2016's "Deadpool" such a refreshing spin on the genre returns in this juiced-up deadpan sequel. While not as

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

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The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces to combat the mighty Thanos (Josh Brolin). The ruthless super villain is seeking control of the universe's six powerful Infinity Stones, which will make him invincible. An army of heroes must miraculously find a way to save the future.

"Epic" doesn't even begin to describe this mind-exploding spectacle. Marvel has crafted its biggest, and quite possibly best, "thank you" to fans. Elements from many previous films in this cinematic universe come into play here. Having a little knowledge of past adventures is helpful. A who's who of the studio's screen characters dominate

RAMPAGE

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Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a loner whose main concern is the albino gorilla George he raised, has his hands full when a corporation's secret genetic experiment on an exploding space station finds its way to Earth. Three crashed canisters turn George, a wolf and a crocodile into gigantic raging monsters. It's up to Okoye, discredited genetic engineer Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) and government agent Russell (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to save mankind.

Dwayne Johnson, huge monsters, an evil corporation and lots of destruction add up to

READY PLAYER ONE

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In 2045, teen Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is living his meaningless life in a depressed area of Columbus, Ohio known as "The Stacks" - where trailer homes are piled high atop one another. To escape reality, Wade joins many citizens in the virtual world of OASIS. This fantastic universe is the creation of genius James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, his fortune and control of this fantasy world will go to the person who finds a hidden digital Easter egg within the VR realm. In OASIS, where no one uses their real name, Wade's avatar, Parzival, enters the race to find

PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

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Years after the monstrous other-worldly Kaiju were defeated by the human-piloted super robotic Jaeger along the Pacific Rim, another threat is imminent. Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), whose legendary father died saving the world from the monsters, is involved in criminal activity after abandoning pilot training. Caught stealing Jaeger parts, Jake and young hacker Amara (Cailee Spaeny) are given the choice of prison or pilot training. They join the inexperienced pilots just in time for the new battle.

For those craving another "Transformers" epic, this giant robot sequel fills the void in a better way. Director/co-writer Steven S. DeKnight (TV's "Daredevil" and "Smallville") has

TOMB RAIDER

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Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is driven to find out what happened to her father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West), who vanished while searching for the tomb of Queen Himiko on a mythical island off the coast of Japan. Although the legend says that the fabled queen's touch causes death, Lara sets out on a dangerous quest to find answers. Joining her is Lu Ren (Daniel Wu), a boat captain whose father disappeared along with Lord Croft. When their destination is reached, they must face