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Friday, July 13, 2018

Movie Reviews: Skyscraper, Hotel Transylvania 3, Leave No Trace, Sorry to Bother You

Church and State, The Night Eats the World

Posted By on July 13, 2018, 9:30 AM

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It's Dwayne Johnson to the rescue at multiplexes this weekend, while art house offerings include a bold racial satire, zombie apocalypse and one of the year's best dramas.

Skyscraper (pictured) showcases the always-likeable Dwayne Johnson in a story that manages to rip off not just Die Hard, but a dozen other movies besides. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation continues a franchise that was never funny or original to begin with.  Leave No Trace  finds Debra Granik diverging radically from her source material for a beautiful father/daughter relationship story. Sorry to Bother You showcases wildly imaginative satire that doesn't always navigate the tone shifts between amused and angry.
A zombie apocalypse becomes a chance to explore what real humanity looks like in The Night Eats the World.

In this week's feature, the co-director of the documentary Church & State talks about finding the heroes and villains in a landmark legal case.

Also opening this week, but not reviewed: a 50th anniversary re-release of the animated Beatles musical Yellow Submarine.

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