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The Mummy

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar (R) winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator). The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years-with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

Scott’s Take

This isn’t just Tom Cruise’s worst movie, it also is going to land smack dab in the middle of my 2017 Worst of the Year List. Fact. Nothing can prepare you for how for the poo poo platter that is The Mummy. Go see It Comes At Night or Wonder Woman instead. (1 star out of 5 stars)

Steve’s Take

Thankfully I missed the screening for this one. I’ve got nothing negative to say about it, but I might be the only critic that can say that.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

It Comes At Night

Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature KRISHA with IT COMES AT NIGHT, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

Scott’s Take

It Comes At Night is a movie that sneaks up on you. It’s completely unpredictable in the way you can never fully get a grasp on which direction the film is headed. One of the best films of the year. (4 1/2 out of 5 stars)

Steve’s Take

It Comes At Night was a film that I wasn’t really all that excited to see, but it surprised the hell out of me. You never know what is about to happen it is is this great mysterious ride from start to finish. I loved it, but I admit it is not going to be for everyone. My final take on this one is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Megan Leavey

MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (BLACKFISH) from a screenplay by Pamela Gray and Annie Mumolo & Tim Lovestedt, the film also stars Edie Falco, Ramón Rodríguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common.

Scott’s Take

Megan Leavey looks absolutely outstanding. This is a film all animal lovers should embrace. I can’t wait to see it.

Steve’s Take

Seems like a great one for animal lovers. I will check this one out just as soon as I can.

My Cousin Rachel

A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Scott’s Take

Something about My Cousin Rachel looks bland. I don’t know if it’s the film’s leads or the ” I just don’t care” feeling I get after watching the trailer. Shoulder shrug.

Steve’s Take

I have a feeling this one is just so boring. I may or may not have a critic friend that saw it and called it a borefest. Pass on this one.

Next Week

Avoid The Mummy at all costs. Go seek It Comes At Night, it’s fantastic. Next week we have a big week as far as release volume. We have Cars 3 for you Pixar maniacs, All Eyez On Me, Rough Night,  47 Meters Down and The Book of Henry. Have a great weekend everyone.