Other new movie releases for the weekend of July 22
New in theaters:
"Star Trek: Beyond"
The third in the thrilling reboot launched by J.J. Abrams hands the reins to Justin Lin, who helmed the biggest chunk of the "Fast & Furious" series. This didn't screen for local critics (shame on you, Paramount!), but it looks promising.
"Hunt for the Wilderpeople"
The new comedy from the co-director of the hilarious vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows" focuses on a troubled boy and his foster uncle who go on the lam in the New Zealand countryside. (Gateway Film Center)
"Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie"
The hilariously glitzy lives of Edina and Patsy get the big-screen treatment in this onscreen comedy that picks up where the beloved British TV comedy left off.
"Ice Age: Collision Course"
The fifth, yes,fifthmovie in the "Ice Age" franchise has our intrepid, acorn-loving Skrat heading to outer space, because sure, why not?
Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart star in a dystopian story of an emotionless future. Spoiler alert: They fall in love. This one looks slick even if it treads well-worn territory.
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"Lucha Mexico" with the Artists Wrestling League
With only one showing at 8 p.m. Friday at the Gateway Film Center, this documentary about the wild Mexican pro-wrestling league will also feature a live appearance from members of the local Artists Wrestling League.
"Kill Bill: Volume 1"/"Lady Snowblood" in 35mm
The first (and best) half of Quentin Taratino's revenge epic is presented in 35mm glory this weekend at the Gateway Film Center, along with the 1973 Japanese action flick that inspired its style.
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It shouldn't be such a radical departure to see a female-dominant cast being really funny and actually doing stuff that doesn't revolve around men in a summer blockbuster, right? (3 stars)