THE BEEKEEPER – Review by T. J. Callahan

The Beekeeper is the quintessential Bee movie. Full of an almost All-Star cast delivering dialogue that smells of stinky cheese, but full of stunts that are as smooth as Velveeta. An emotionless Jason Statham methodically picks off swarms of data mining do bads and FBI agents out to put an end to his Bee line for justice. He’s a droll drone that won’t stop till he smokes out all the hornets.

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MEG 2: THE TRENCH – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Five years after Jason Statham’s wits and kicks took out a prehistoric shark in The Meg, the sequel Meg 2: The Trench arrives with more sharks but no bite.Meg 2: The Trench brings back some characters and the same screenwriters, but the film feels lost at sea. Instead of focusing on more Megs on the loose—a thread hinted at the end of the original—it retreads plot points from the first film and gives us talky scenes about corporate espionage and illegal mining. Director Ben Wheatley can’t shake the feeling that the film keeps trying out ideas on the fly. Meg 2: The Trench promises cheeky humor and thrills, but it’s a movie with no teeth.

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HOBBS & SHAW – Review by Susan Granger

After 18 years and eight feature films in the Fast and Furious franchise, this macho-men fantasia has become known for its goofy bickering banter, explosive car chases and gratuitous violence. Not surprisingly, screenwriters Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce and director David Leitch continue the lunacy, noting Shaw’s short “Hobbit legs” and Hobbs’ looking like “a giant tattooed baby.”

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HOBBS & SHAW – Review by Lana Wilson-Combs

In Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw the new spin-off drama from the Fast & Furious franchise, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) reluctantly join forces to take down a cybernetically enhanced villain (Idris Elba) who is hellbent on obtaining a super virus so he can develop mean, lean fighting hybrid machines like him that will rule the world.

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