A rundown of select films currently in theaters
“The Big Sick”
This cross-cultural romantic comedy stars Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan as a couple navigating a mystery illness.
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“Despicable Me 3”
Steve Carell returns as the voice of the most lovable cartoon “villain” ever, this time reunited with a long-lost twin brother. Also, there will be Minions.
Married couple Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler open an underground casino in their home to pay for their daughter's college tuition in this unfunny suburban comedy. (2 stars)
“Transformers: The Last Knight”
The much-awaited conclusion to Michael Bay's loud, bombastic, overlong Transformers series comes to theaters. I know I was awaiting the end of this series.
This “Hangover” with a female-led cast wastes some serious talent with an R-rated comedy that is lacking on laughs. (2 stars)
“It Comes at Night”
Not the straight horror movie it's been promoted as, “It Comes at Night” is something far better: a smart, layered thriller that will leave you shaken. (4 stars)
“47 Meters Down”
This surprisingly taut low-budget horror-thriller stars Mandy Moore as a vacationing American who finds herself at the bottom of the ocean in a cage surrounded by sharks. Seriously, it's good. (3 stars)
We finally have a really great superhero movie that half of our population can project themselves into. It's about damn time. (4 stars)