JENNIFER LOPEZ plays a shop man­ager who lands her­self a job af­ter, well, ly­ing about her qual­i­fi­ca­tions. Her years of ex­pe­ri­ence though, make her more than ca­pa­ble of do­ing the job but it looks like she’ll be butting heads with a younger col­league.

But things take a sur­pris­ing turn as the film’s fo­cus shifts on the re­la­tion­ship, not ri­valry, be­tween the two women. THE MULE THRILLER. 112 MIN. 2018. 16 DLVS. If this film hadn’t been based on a true story, chances are it would’ve been con­sid­ered too far-fetched to get made. CLINT EAST­WOOD stars as a 90-year-old hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist who falls on hard times. To make ends meet, he be­comes a drug mule, driv­ing vast quan­ti­ties of co­caine to deal­ers across Amer­ica.

Turns out, he’s great at it be­cause why would the cops sus­pect a kindly old pen­sioner of something so ou­tra­geous?

REPLI­CAS SCI-FI. 107 MIN. 2018. 13V. Af­ter his wife and chil­dren die in a car crash, sci­en­tist Will ( KEANU

REEVES) decides to bring them back to life . . .

Repli­cas has a striking cen­tral con­cept that could’ve made for a com­pelling film, but sadly the movie never reaches its po­ten­tial. Di­rec­tor Jeffrey Nach­manoff seems un­sure if he’s mak­ing a drama, action film or a sci-fi thriller, and Repli­cas doesn’t con­vince in any of these gen­res. – FRANCO HAVENGA

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