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The Inhabitant

The Inhabitant swings and misses as horror flick

Director Jerren Lauder follows up his 2020 debut Stay Out of the Attic with another film in Lionsgate’s The Inhabitant. Scriptwriter Kevin Bachar wrote the script for the film, which uses the backstory of Lizzie Borden to weave a plot into the story of the film.

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Don’t Worry Darling

Florence Pugh’s masterful lead performance saves Don’t Worry Darling

Actress Oliva Wilde’s second directorial effort, Don’t Worry Darling, explores a different genre from Warner Bros. Pictures. Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) are lucky to live in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men working for the top-secret Victory Project and their families.

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Confess, Fletch

Confess, Fletch is an enjoyable reboot

After years of being stuck in development hell, author Gregory McDonald’s most famous character Fletch finally returns to the screen in Confess, Fletch from Paramount Pictures. Under the tutelage of director Greg Mottola, Jon Hamm steps into the role made famous by comedy legend Chevy Chase in the eighties.

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Clerks III

Kevin Smith avoids threequel curse in the delightful Clerks III

Kevin Smith makes a return to the world of convenience stores in Clerks III from Lionsgate. After suffering a massive heart attack, Randal (Jeff Anderson) enlists friends and fellow clerks Dante (Brian O’Halloran), Elias (Trevor Fehrman), Jay (Jason Mewes), and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) to help him make a movie about life at the Quick Stop.

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Pearl prequel

Pearl is a bloody good prequel

Mia Goth and Ti West reunite for another twisted film in Pearl from A24. Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl (Goth) must tend to her ailing father (Matthew Sunderland) under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother, Ruth (Tandi Wright). Making matters worse, Pearl’s husband Howard (Alistair Swell) is serving in World War I.

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Idris Elba Holding a RIfle - The Movie Beast

Idris Elba toplines the enjoyable popcorn flick Beast

Fresh off producing this year’s Oscars, Will Packer returns to theaters with the enjoyable thriller Beast from Universal Pictures. Idris Elba portrays a father who, with his two teenage daughters, find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator. Baltasar Kormákur directs the film from a script by Ryan Egle.

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Bulletproof

Mindless action thrills in Bulletproof

James Clayton taps Vinnie Jones to headline his directorial debut, the action thriller Bullet Proof from Lionsgate. After stealing millions in cash from sadistic mob boss Temple’s (Jones) drug-dealing hideout, a thief (Clayton) finds a stowaway in his getaway car: Temple’s pregnant wife, Mia (Lina Lecompte). Desperate to reclaim his cash and his unborn son, Temple sends out a squad of hitmen and bounty hunters to bring in Mia and the thief.

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Fall

Fall is a tense time waster

For his fifth directorial effort, Scott Mann explores a critical situation in Fall from Lionsgate. In addition to helming the film, Mann co-writes the script with Johnathan Frank. For best friends Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner), life is about conquering fears and pushing limits.

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