5 THE TOP

The top five movies at the North Amer­i­can box of­fice:

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Avengers: Infinity War:

Tony Stark sums it up: “He’s from space. He came here to steal a neck­lace from a wizard.” He is Thanos, lust­ing af­ter six Infinity Stones and ul­ti­mate power. A cast of good guys too nu­mer­ous to list here fights him. Sac­ri­fices aplenty, on the way to a pow­er­ful end­ing.

★★★1/2 (Chris Knight)

Life of the Party:

It’s a gen­tle and harm­less cre­ation from the hus­ban­dand-wife team of Ben Fal­cone and Melissa Mc­Carthy, who achieve their aim, strik­ing right at the heart of mid­dling ground. The re­sult is a largely in­of­fen­sive, in­ter­mit­tently funny and fa­mil­iar tale of a mom who aban­dons her Bedaz­zler in favour of re­claim­ing her daz­zle.

★★★1/2 (Jus­tine Smith)

Break­ing In:

De­spite hard­work­ing, scene-steal­ing star Gabrielle Union’s yeo­man-like per­for­mance, it’s still a lack­lus­tre film about a valiant, end­lessly re­source­ful mom try­ing to res­cue her kids from the stu­pid­est kid­nap­pers ever. The term crim­i­nal minds be­comes an oxy­moron in this so-called thriller — watch it soar to the top of ev­ery­one’s hate-watch list.

★★ (Tina Has­san­nia)

Over­board:

This re­make of the like-named 1987 film star­ring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Rus­sell flips the gen­der roles and puts Eu­ge­nio Der­bez and Anna Faris in the leads. She, a work­ing-class sin­gle mother, con­vinces him, a rich play­boy with am­ne­sia, that they are a mar­ried cou­ple in or­der to get re­venge. Not re­viewed.

(Melissa Hank)

A Quiet Place:

Di­rec­tor, co-writer and star John Krasin­ski has cre­ated a good hor­ror movie. He and his wife (Emily Blunt) play a mar­ried cou­ple in a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic world that has one rule to keep you alive: Shhh.

★★★★★ (Chris Knight)

WARNER BROS. PICTURES

Life of the Party, star­ring Melissa Mc­Carthy, sec­ond from left, fin­ished a dis­tant sec­ond in last week­end’s box of­fice race.

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