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At the Movies: June 7

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix”, “Late Night”, “The Secret Life of Pets 2”


X-Men: Dark Phoenix
In Dark Phoenix, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

PG-13. Sci-Fi/Action. Directed by Simon Kinberg. 1h 54m.

What the Internet is Saying:
“…A functionally plotted sequel that attains a note of ominous majesty, thanks to Sophie Turner's presence as an X-Woman consumed by the awesomeness of her power.” – Variety

Our Take: The X-Men series continues to wow us.

Late Night
The story follows a venerated late-night talk show host, played by Emma Thompson, who’s in danger of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer, played by Mindy Kaling. 

R. Comedy/Drama. Directed by Mindy Kaling. 1h 42m.

What the Internet is Saying:
“'Late Night' is sharply written and warmly enjoyable, with Kaling and Thompson on endearing form.” – Empire

Our Take: Two words: Mindy Kaling. Don’t miss this. 

The Secret Life of Pets 2
The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow the lives pets lead after humans leave for work or school each day.

R. Drama/Biography. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. 2h 1m.

What the Internet is Saying:
“'The Secret Life of Pets 2' is a well-crafted sequel.” – ABC News

Our Take: If you loved the first “The Secret Life of Pets” movie as much as we did, you won’t want to miss the second!