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Alice Through the Look­ing Glass

In this se­quel to Tim Bur­ton’s 2010 hit Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hath­away and He­lena Bon­ham Carter find them­selves once again in Won­der­land. It’s an­other vis­ual stun­ner and an en­joy­able film, de­spite the drawn-out sto­ry­line and Dis­ney cheesi­ness.

(USA)

In­de­pen­dence Day: Resur­gence

The se­quel to 1996’s “In­de­pen­dence Day” brings for­mer Pres­i­dent Whit­more

(Bill Pull­man) and sci­en­tist David Levin­son

(Jeff Gold­blum) back to­gether, along with a new gen­er­a­tion of un­rea­son­ably beau­ti­ful sci­en­tists and pilots in­clud­ing our very own An­ge­lababy. What’s dif­fer­ent from the last one, you ask?

Well, they killed off Will Smith’s char­ac­ter be­cause he’s too ex­pen­sive, plus the en­tire fight with the grotesque aliens is silly and corny.

(USA)

The Jun­gle Book

The beloved 1967 Dis­ney car­toon gets a CG/live-ac­tion makeover and they’ve packed the screen with star A-lis­ters. Bill Mur­ray voices Baloo, the lov­able bear; the Ben­gal tiger bad­die, Shere Khan, is played by Idris Elba.

This re­make won’t re­place the orig­i­nal, but with stun­ning jun­gle land­scapes and heart­warm­ing char­ac­ters, it comes close.

(USA) (USA)

Tarzan, played by Alexan­der Skars­gård (TV’s “True Blood”), re­turns back to the Con­golese jun­gle with his wife Jane Porter (Mar­got Rob­bie) af­ter a life of aris­toc­racy in Lon­don. While it was en­ter­tain­ing to watch a shirt­less Skars­gård swing­ing through the jun­gle with amaz­ing CG go­ril­las, the story de­picts a tired and ret­ro­grade white colo­nial­ist fan­tasy where a hot white dude can save an en­tire jun­gle. The Man Who Knew In­fin­ity

Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons star in this biopic of Srini­vasa Ra­manu­jan, a math­e­ma­ti­cian who quickly rises from his poor Tamil Brah­min fam­ily in Madras to be­come one of the most bril­liant in­no­va­tors of for­mu­las and the­o­rems in pre-war Cam­bridge, with the help of an English pro­fes­sor (Irons). Stand-out per­for­mances and strong source ma­te­rial take this cookie-cut­ter biopic to the next level.

(UK)

The Leg­end of Tarzan

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