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THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD

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An International Court of Justice trial to convict vicious dictator Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman) needs the testimony of notorious hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). Interpol agent Amelia Roussel (Elodie Yung) has the dangerous job of getting Kincaid from England to the Hague trial. But there's a mole in her office and the only person she can trust is ex-boyfriend Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), an expert bodyguard. The hitman and bodyguard are mortal enemies and must work together to overcome all of the obstacles in their way. Non-stop mayhem and witty banter give this familiar plot an entertaining lift. This movie rests squarely on the shoulders of its

LOGAN LUCKY

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Down on his luck and out of work, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) and his equally unlucky one-armed brother Clyde (Adam Driver) attempt to put an end to the family curse by executing an intricate robbery during a race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. They enlist the aid of their sister Mellie (Riley Keough) and explosives expert Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). One Problem: Bang is in prison and needs to be busted out. A complication for Jimmy is his need to be a part of his young daughter Sadie's (Farrah Mackenzie) life. His ex-wife Bobbie Jo (Katie Holmes) and her husband Moody (David Denman) are about to move away and take Sadie with them. Success at the raceway could turn things around. Steven Soderbergh returns to the director's chair with this entertaining and often-hilarious heist caper. This time around, he takes the casino-setting plot of his "Ocean's Eleven" series and

WIND RIVER

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When local game tracker Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers the body of a young woman in the icy wilderness on the remote Native American Reservation of Wind River, rookie FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) is sent in to investigate. Not used to the rough conditions of Wyoming's winter, Jane relies on Lambert's help in solving the mysterious death. An interesting story and well-developed characters lift this chiller to above-average. Director/writer Taylor Sheridan, who wrote "Hell or High Water" and "Sicario", has created another fascinating modern "western". What makes this movie standout is not so much the mystery, but the performances. Taking center stage is Jeremy Renner as the rugged tracker who is haunted by

THE DARK TOWER

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Young Jake Chambers' (Tom Taylor) nightmares about an otherworldly battle between good and evil are about to prove true. Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey), a deadly sorcerer known as the Man in Black, seeks out Jake to complete his diabolical plan. The young Chambers is the key to destroying The Dark Tower, which binds time and space. Standing in the sorcerer's way is revenge-minded Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger. The fate of the universe is at stake. An anemic and predictable plot is the downfall of the first screen version of Stephen King's novel series. Even having not read the books, I can't imagine fans being happy with this abridged (only 95 minutes) and mediocre mix of

KIDNAP

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When her son Frankie (Sage Correa) is abducted from the park they are visiting, a frantic Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) will stop at nothing to save him. Without her cell phone, she takes off after the the kidnappers in a high-speed chase. Karla will rescue her child at all costs. Halle Berry's believably fierce performance and some outrageous chase sequences keep this mindless and mildly entertaining "B" movie from totally veering off the road. Throwing logic out the window, it's surprising that the tires on her minivan aren't

DETROIT

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During the 1967 race riots in Detroit, a police raid at the Algiers Motel results in the deaths of three African American men. Night watchman Melvin Dismukes (John Boyega) gets caught up in the escalating violence during a brutal interrogation led by a racist police officer (Will Poulter) that ends in tragedy. A striking dramatization blended with graphic newsreel footage makes this

ATOMIC BLONDE

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Near the end of the Cold War, deadly MI6 operative Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is sent to a divided Berlin to retrieve a list of spies that all sides are after and to unveil a double agent. She also wants to find out who killed another British spy who had ties to her. Partnering with station chief David Percival (James McAvoy), Lorraine uses her unique set of skills to accomplish the mission. Wild action sequences mixed with high fashion keep this standard, but complicated spy plot from falling apart. The fun is in watching

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

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Alpha, a futuristic city made up of thousands of different species from across the universe, is threatened by an unknown force. Commander Filitt (Clive Owen) sends government operatives Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne) to the endangered city to identify and stop the menacing intruders. Complicating matters is the fact that womanizer Valerian is starting to fall for his beautiful partner. A colorful galaxy of fun for the eyes and ears that doesn't have much for the brain. But it's still worth a matinee for sci-fi lovers. Based on the French comics series "Valérian and Laureline", director/co-writer Luc Besson ("The Fifth Element") throws everything at the screen and some of it sticks. Out-of-this-world sets, characters, effects and 3D cover nicely for a

DUNKIRK (2017)

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When the Germans trapped hundreds of thousands of British and Allied forces on the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940, a desperate rescue attempt resulted in saving nearly 400,000 lives. The evacuation is presented in three interconnected parts. By land: British soldier Tommy (Fionn Whitehead) takes extreme measures with Gibson (Aneurin Barnard), Alex (Harry Styles) and others to return home safely. By sea: civilian Mr. Dawson (Mark Rylance), one of many taking their boats to save the besieged troops, heads across the English Channel with his son Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Peter's friend George (Barry Keoghan). On their journey they pick up a scarred survivor (Cillian Murphy) who violently refuses to return to Dunkirk. By air: a handful of pilots lend support by trying to take down attacking Nazi planes. With his fuel running low, Farrier (Tom Hardy) keeps up the battle in the sky as long as possible. Director/writer Christopher Nolan masterfully revives the

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

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After a deadly confrontation with an army led by a crazed Colonel (Woody Harrelson) results in tragedy, ape leader Caesar (Andy Serkis) sets out in search of revenge. His quest uncovers the Colonel's encampment where captured apes are being used as slave labor for an unknown project. When the enemies meet, a battle ensues that could decide the future of both species and the planet. This third chapter in the rebooted series is the darkest and most emotional to date. Motion-capture performances bring the CGI characters to life with