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ANGEL HAS FALLEN

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President Trumbull's (Morgan Freeman) bodyguard, U.S. Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is framed for an attack that kills all but Banning and the comatose president. The wounded agent becomes a hunted man - desperate to prove his innocence.

The third entry in the Banning saga is a spirited thriller that keeps this series alive. A flawed and predictable story gets in the way with

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

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Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young nursing home resident with Down syndrome, dreams of attending the professional wrestling school of his hero: The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). With a little help from his roommate Carl (Bruce Dern), he escapes the home to hopefully attain his goal. On the road, Zak connects with fugitive Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) - on the run for questionable dealings involving crab traps. Their friendship grows as he mentors Zak while traveling along the Southeast waterways to Tyler's destination of Florida. Eventually joining the pair is Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a nursing home worker sent to bring Zak back. Surprises await the trio on their quest.

Impressive performances lend credibility to this fanciful journey. Making his narrative feature acting debut, Zack Gottsagen is

THE KITCHEN

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When their mobster husbands are sent to prison, three 1978 New York City's Hell's Kitchen wives are left with little to survive on from the Irish mafia. Kathy (Melissa McCarthy), Ruby (Tiffany Haddish) and Claire (Elisabeth Moss) take matters into their own hands. They become experts at running the criminal organization and eliminating the competition.

This crime drama fails to cook up enough

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW

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America's Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is recruited by the CIA to recover a deadly virus that's coveted by cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba). The virus has been injected into the body of rogue MI6 agent Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby), framed for murder by Brixton and on the run. Hobbs reluctantly is partnered with old adversary Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who happens to be Hattie's brother. The pair must learn to get along, find Hattie and save the world.

Happily, what you see in the trailers is what you get. Director David Leitch ("Deadpool 2") packs the screen with