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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 has just enough enthusiasm to keep kids from destroying the theater around them.

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The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Yeah, it has moments of dry cleverness and some downright wacky performances, but this Dead ultimately dies with a dull thud.

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

This third reunion of Pixar’s flagship characters finds everyone in great form, with some brilliant additions who prove that the famed digital studio still has plenty of tricks stored in its magic Mary Poppins-style bag.

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Child’s Play (2019)

Child’s Play has its share of genuine scares, but its best moments flaunt a cheerfully wicked sense of humor.  This is cinematic junk food at its absolute finest.  

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Late Night (2019)

After suffering through several courses of limp, brainless summer blockbusters, Late Night is a welcome sorbet.  

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Men in Black: International (2019)
Two and Half Stars

It has much of the same flavor, just with different actors and accents.  What’s missing is the freshness and invention that made the very first installment so irresistibly fun.

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Ma (2019)
Two and Half Stars

Ma turns out to be a mildly-diverting thriller, a base hit that could’ve cleared the fences.

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Dark Phoenix (2019)
Two and Half Stars

As it is, Dark Phoenix feels like a bland, listless finale to a host of iconic truly iconic characters.  

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

As it is, this Godzilla sets a new standard for being epically underwhelming.

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Brightburn (2019)
Two and Half Stars

Brightburn has some sturdy performances and a few scares, but mostly this is a paper airplane that spends 90 minutes flittering slowly to the ground.

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