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Traveling Americans learn why you should first check Trip Advisor

Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are not a happy couple. Despite years together, she worries he will leave her. He wants to, but he doesn’t want the bad guy rep.     Before he can work up the nerve to go, tragedy strikes, leaving Dani in a deep depression. Stuck playing the doting boyfriend while complaining to his pals, he insincerely invites Dani along on his boys’ trip to Sweden. Nobody’s happy when she agrees.

On summer vacation, Peter Parker finds his place in the world

 

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Infinity War, which you should have seen by now. 

Woody discovers his purpose in this hilarious sequel

 

      After spending his life as the favorite toy, Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) is in for a rude awakening. His new charge, Bonnie, is a spunky little girl with boundless imagination who loves to play. But she’s not that interested in playing with Woody.       Now, Woody’s left in the closet to watch others have fun. 

Zombie movies get a quirky comedy sendup 

 

      In the sleepy town of Centerville, everything seems routine. Police Chief Cliff Robertson (Bill Murray) and his Deputy Ronnie (Adam Driver) ride lazily through the streets, stopping at the local diner for coffee and checking on a farmer’s missing chicken.

Women make a charming challenge to the boys’ comedy club

 

      The only woman in a field of men, Katherine Newberry (Emma Thompson) is at the top of the late-night game. She has countless awards, uncompromising standards and a massive legacy. She doesn’t have ratings, however.       And she has grown complacent, ready to blame her writers rather than change her dying show to keep up with the times … Until she learns she’s on the chopping block. Then she demands radical revision so she can go out on top.

It's gonna be a long, long time before you see another biopic this good

     Reginald Dwight (Taron Egerton) is a lonely little boy saved by his ear. Neglected by his mother and spurned by his father, little Reg turns to music. When his grandmother realizes he can copy music from the radio on the piano, she suggests lessons.       As a young man, he learns some harsh lessons: No one is interested in talent without a gimmick; being openly gay will kill his career; no one is going to buy an album from someone named Reginald Dwight.

A street rat wishes his way to a crown in this entertaining but flawed remake

 

     Street kid Aladdin (Mena Massoud) dreams of a better life. His encounter with disguised princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) motivates him to seek a higher station in life and make himself marriageable. 
A former hitman fights for his life in this ­fantastic action romp
      Semi-retired assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is having a bad run. Declared excommunicado for making a hit at a hotel where hitmen find refuge, Wick is under contract. With $14 million on his head tempting his former colleagues, he has one hour to get out of town.

An unlikely duo looks for love in a fraught political climate

      Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is a secretary of state seeking to climb higher. The president, a former TV star uninterested in running the country, has grown bored with his job and will not seek reelection.       He offers Charlotte his endorsement, if she’s able to raise her popularity polling. Field is brilliant, beautiful and poised, but the American people don’t find her likeable or funny. 
A talking critter helps a boy search for his father in this charming family film
     When detective Harry Goodman goes missing, his estranged son Tim (Justice Smith) journeys to Ryme City to look into the disappearance.        Ryme City is a rare place in the world of Pokémon. Founded by billionaire Howard Clifford (Bill Nighy), who cherishes the Pokémon-human relationship, the city is populated by exotic creatures that accompany their humans everywhere they go.