Friday, July 22, 2016



This week in theaters it's time to geek out over "Star Trek Beyond", the latest chapter in the rebooted sci-fi saga. The critics loved it and, so far, it looks like it will dominate the weekend box-office.

For kids, 20th Century Fox has released the latest (and much hated) new chapter in the "Ice Age" saga, "Collision Course". This one didn't get much love from critics. In fact, it's rare that critics completely rip apart an animated film like they did with this one.

Anyway, if neither of the above films are you type, then you could try the new horror film produced by James Wan, "Lights Out", which received mostly positive notices. In limited release, if you're a fan of British comedy, check out "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie", a continuation of the TV series of the same name.

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.



Official Synopsis

“Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Film Details

  • Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, Idris Elba, Joe Taslim

  • Director: Justin Lin

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

  • Running Time: 120 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 86% (130 fresh, 22 rotten, score: 7.0/10).
  • Metacritic: 70 out of 100 (36 positive, 7 mixed, 2 negative).



Official Synopsis

Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters. ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE, opening in theaters everywhere July 22, 2016, stars returning cast members Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes, and Jennifer Lopez. Joining the herd are Stephanie Beatriz, Adam DeVine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Film Details

  • Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Melissa Rauch, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Levine, Nick Offerman, Simon Pegg, Stephanie Beatriz, Wanda Sykes, Max Greenfield

  • Director: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu,

  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

  • Running Time: 94 min.

  • Rating: PG for mild rude humor and some action/peril

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 12% (10 fresh, 72 rotten, score: 4.0/10).
  • Metacritic: 35 out of 100 (1 positive, 14 mixed, 9 negative).

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Official Synopsis

From producer James Wan (“The Conjuring”) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

Film Details

  • Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke

  • Director: David F. Sandberg

  • Genre: Horror

  • Running Time: 81 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for terror throughout, violence including disturbing images, some thematic material and brief drug content

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 77% (68 fresh, 20 rotten, score: 6.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 57 out of 100 (17 positive, 11 mixed, 3 negative).

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Official Synopsis

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

Film Details

  • Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie, Kate Moss, Emma Bunton, Gwendoline Christie, Chris Colfer, Jon Hamm, Suki Waterhouse, Lily Cole, Stella McCartney, Daisy Lowe, Lara Stone, Alesha Dixon, Alexa Chung

  • Director: Mandie Fletcher

  • Genre: Comedy

  • Running Time: 90 min.

  • Rating: R for language including sexual references, and some drug use

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 66% (58 fresh, 30 rotten, score: 5.8/10).
  • Metacritic: 58 out of 100 (17 positive, 15 mixed, 2 negative).

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