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Wholly derivative and focusing on tedium rather than authentic scares, or even a point, Friend Request benignly works through the beats of its supernatural social media premise.

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CIRCUS KANE has its handcrafted charms, but the production is penny wise and pound foolish.

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Two outstanding, seemingly single-take action sequences bookend The Villainess, but the strong first and last impressions can’t make up for a shapeless, meandering middle.

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Fascinating only because of its flaccidness – both compared to its source material and in its rudimentary blockbuster construction – The Dark Tower stirs weariness instead of wonder.

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With its likable cast and exuberant tone, even if sometimes excessively jaunty, Spider-Man: Homecoming is an enjoyable superhero romp. This is a universe worth revisiting and exploring, and hopefully the MCU doesn’t ruin the fun.

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The DC Extended Universe finally has a coherent, entertaining, and genuine superhero story. The sincerity of Wonder Woman comes, in part, from its period setting and positioning outside of a meticulously structured, episodic timeline. Mostly, though, director Patty Jenkins’ origin story succeeds by creating a convincing heroine who’s actually selfless and a true source of inspiration.

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Playing like Donnie Darko crossed with half-baked Coen brothers sensibilities, Buster’s Mal Heart feigns complexity and depth to hide a relatable, yet tedious story about a man trapped in his mundane reality.

WOODSHOCK Gets a Trailer

A24 has released a trailer for Woodshock, the feature directorial debut from fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy. There’s a lot of gorgeous dream-like imagery setting up the story of Theresa (Kirsten Dunst), who is dealing with a loss and using a

47 METERS DOWN Gets a Trailer

There never seems to be a shortage of killer shark movies, and as The Shallows proved last year the demand is still there. So, of course, this summer we’re getting another shark attack in 47 Meters Down.

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WONDER WOMAN Gets Two New TV Spots

Warner Bros. has released two new TV spots for Wonder Woman. The first, “Power,” is more action-oriented and the second, “Together,” features more banter with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). Check out both spots below.

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THE BAD BATCH Gets Three Character Posters

NEON has released three new character posters for The Bad Batch, which give good looks at the torsos of Arlen (Suki Waterhouse), Miami Man (Jason Momoa), and The Dream (Keanu Reeves). Check out all three below.

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OKJA Viral Clip: Tilda Swinton Has a Message

Netflix has released a strange piece of viral marketing for Okja. The clip features Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton), CEO of Mirando Corporation, talking a lot of corporate speak. Then she starts talking about pig night terrors and how they “deserve happy dreams

Watch a Prologue to ALIEN: COVENANT Called THE CROSSING

20th Century Fox has released a short film called The Crossing that fills in some of the gaps between Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Set on the ship boarded by Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David (Michael Fassbender) at the end of