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ORIGIN – “An emotionally dense cinematic essay”

THE BEEKEEPER – “A worthy exercise in over-the-top vengeance”

MEAN GIRLS (2024) – “Is actually pretty fetch”

NIGHT SWIM – “Sadly, this ghoul in the pool flick is tepid at best”

ALL OF US STRANGERS – “A meditative journey in grief, acceptance, and ultimately, heartbreak”

THE IRON CLAW – “Takes hold with a powerfully tragic story and never lets go”

AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM – “Is waterlogged with a disjointed story and more than a few shoddy visuals”

WONKA – “Plays it too safe, but remains a world of pure imagination”

CHICKEN RUN: DAWN OF THE NUGGET – “A gloriously crafted stop-motion treat that flies a little too close to retread territory”

LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND – “A snowballing of tension leads to a wholly captivating experience”

MERRY LITTLE BATMAN – “A frenzied Bat-Mas romp for the whole family”

SILENT NIGHT – “An effective dialogue free yuletide shoot ‘em up”

MAY DECEMBER – “Extremely strong performances wrapped in a black comedy commentary on tabloid culture”

SALTBURN – “The decadent debauchery leads to shock and awe”

WISH – “Warm on whimsy, light on magic, but high on nostalgia”

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES – “Twistedly delightful dystopian entertainment”

TROLLS BAND TOGETHER – “Another animated glitter bomb but with a healthy dose of boy band nostalgia”

THE MARVELS – “Far from marvelous, but kinetic fun regardless”

THE KILLER – “Cold, calculating, and devilishly detailed”

PRISCILLA – “Is a pastel soaked princess story of a different kind”

QUIZ LADY – “Has more than enough heart to overcome the uneven comedy”

FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S – “A quirky horror freak show that’s sure to divide audiences”

FREELANCE – “Thank God for John Cena”

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON – “A colossally grim and sobering achievement by Scorsese and Co”

ANATOMY OF A FALL – “Precision procedural filmmaking at its most riveting”

TAYLOR SWIFT: THE ERAS TOUR – “An extravagant concert movie spectacle to beat all others”

DEAR DAVID – “Serviceable, but scarily low rent”

THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER – “Not a total head-spinner, but it’s effectively spine-tingling, nonetheless”

THE ROYAL HOTEL – “Simmering danger leads to tangible suspense and raw performances”

THE CREATOR – “Top tier sci-fi in nearly every way”

SAW X – “Come for the bloody torture, stay for the effective character study”

DUMB MONEY – “Super smart and effortlessly entertaining”

EXPEND4BLES – “Shoots blanks at nearly every turn”

A HAUNTING IN VENICE – “Tedious gothic chiller turned captivating paranoid thriller”

GOLDEN DELICIOUS – “An earnest enough coming-of-age/coming out drama”

THE NUN II – “Overwrought with inane frights but remains creepy ‘nun’-the-less”

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3 – “A big fat hokey platter of comfort viewing”

THE EQUALIZER 3 – “Yet another round of bloody operatic catharsis”

SLOTHERHOUSE – “The best murderous sloth movie you’ll see all year”

GRAN TURISMO – “An adrenaline drenched underdog story with plenty to cheer about”

YOU ARE SO NOT INVITED TO MY BAT MITZVAH – “The sensibility of Judy Blume and the sense of humour of Adam Sandler”

BLUE BEETLE – “A big blue electrifying surprise”

STRAYS – “Homeward Bound on acid”

BACK ON THE STRIP – “Frustratingly (and embarrassingly) unfunny”

RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE – “A cute and spicy progressive fairy-tale come to life”

THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER – “In a sea of atmospheric chills, it’s unfortunately devoid of any real frights”

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM – “A whole lotta punk-infused juvenile fun”

MEG 2: THE TRENCH – “A toothless B-movie bore”

SHORTCOMINGS – “Breezy, funny, and oh so irreverent”

TALK TO ME – “Will scare the sh*t out of you”

BOX OFFICE TOP 5

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5

Despicable Me 4
$75 million

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8.5

Inside Out 2
$30.3 million

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6

A Quiet Place: Day One
$20.6 million

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7

Bad Boys: Ride of Die
$6.7 million

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7.5

MaXXXine
$6.5 million

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