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Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence

(USA) Dwayne John­son and Kevin Hart play re­united high school best friends—Hart is a mid­dling ac­coun­tant un­happy at work and at home, and John­son is a CIA agent who needs a num­bers whiz to fig­ure out an arms deal. With John­son chan­nel­ing his Dis­ney dad de­meanor with a fun psy­chotic bent, this is not your av­er­age cop buddy com­edy. ★★★

Find­ing Dory

(USA) The much-an­tic­i­pated se­quel to 2003’s smash hit “Find­ing Nemo” fo­cuses on the lov­able am­ne­siac Pa­cific blue tang played by Ellen Degeneres, who goes on an ad­ven­ture to look for her long-lost par­ents. A feel-good film with more than a few teach­ing mo­ments, “Find­ing Dory” hits all the right emo­tional notes with plenty of heart. ★★★★

Ghost­busters

(USA) The highly an­tic­i­pated gen­der­swapped re­boot of Ghost­busters fi­nally lands in cinemas, this time star­ring Melissa McCarthy, Kris­ten Wiig, Kate McKin­non, and Les­lie Jones. Bal­anc­ing glo­ri­ously un­sub­tle cameos and gra­tu­itous pro­tonic un­leash­ing with strong well-rounded char­ac­ters and hi­lar­i­ous ban­ter the Ghost­busters are back—and they ain’t afraid of no ghosts. ★★★★★

(UK/Bel­gium) An adap­ta­tion of J.G Bal­lard’s slightly apoc­a­lyp­tic novel about a lux­ury high­rise filled with af­flu­ent res­i­dents with no rea­son to leave, as ev­ery­thing de­scends into chaos. We fol­low the in­san­ity through pro­tag­o­nist Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hid­dle­ston) as he os­cil­lates be­tween ra­tio­nal and dis­turbed. A darkly comic class-war para­ble that’s com­pelling but doesn’t feel wholly orig­i­nal and is let down by some abrupt tonal shifts. ★★★★

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