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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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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 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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Mack & Rita

Mack & Rita is a quick time waster for Diane Keaton fans

Actress Katie Aselton returns to feature directing after nearly a decade away in Mack & Rita from Gravitas Premiere. When 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) reluctantly joins a Palm Springs bachelorette trip for her best friend Carla (Taylour Paige), her inner 70-year-old is released literally.

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Bullet Train

Bullet Train is a high-octane mix of violence and comedy

In Sony Pictures’ Bullet Train, Brad Pitt leads an eccentric cast of characters for director David Leitch. Zak Olkewicz pens the screenplay for the film, an adaptation of Kōtarō Isaka’s same-titled novel, which introduces us to Ladybug, a trained assassin who wants to give up the killing life.

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