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5 films to see on the week of August 25-September 1, 2017

Bushwick

Bushwick

A WOMAN finds herself trapped in a bloody battle in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood as American finds itself caught in another Civil War. A war veteran then reluctantly helps her try to escape Bushwick. Directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, it stars Brittany Snow and Dave Bautista. “The Purge sequels do this kind of thing with a lot less fuss,” writes A.A. Dowd of the AV Club.

MTRCB Rating: R-16

Woke Up Like This

Woke Up Like This

AFTER BEING mean to a beggar who turned out to be magical, a basketball player and a model find themselves trapped in each others’ bodies. Directed by Joel Ferrer, this Regal Entertainment film stars Lovi Poe and Vhong Navarro.

MTRCB Rating: PG

A Family Man

A Family Man

A COMPETITIVE professional finds his priorities are called into question when his son is diagnosed with cancer. Directed by Mark Williams, it stars Gerard Butler, Max Jenkins, Willen Dafoe, Gretchel Mol, and Alfred Molina. The film received a paltry 13% rating from review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. “A loathsome redemption tale that rings false on every front,” is the assessment of the Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Cyborg X

Cyborg X

AFTER A WEAPONS manufacturer is taken over by a Cyber Virus, a group of survivors must fight to save humanity from the army of machines the Virus now controls. Written and directed by K. King, it stars Danny Trejo, Eve Mauro, and Rocky Myers. “Cyborg X definitely isn’t the worst exploitation flick out there — some of the gore effects, in fact, are pretty good, if you’re into that kind of thing — but being superior garbage doesn’t mean it’s worth watching,” is the opinion of Richard Cross of 20/20 Movie Reviews.

MTRCB Rating: R-16

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation

A COUPLE still grieving the death of their daughter, welcomes a nun and several girls from an orphanage who soon becomes the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. This horror sequel from director David F. Sandberg stars Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, and Lulu Wilson star. The film received a 67% rating from Rotten Tomatoes review aggregate site whose Critics Consensus goes: Annabelle: Creation adds another strong chapter to the Conjuring franchise — and offers further proof that freaky-looking dolls remain reliably terrifying.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

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