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  • Once Upon a Deadpool

    Once Upon a Deadpool

    ★★

    DEADPOOL 2 was fine enough on the first go-around, but save for the Fred Savage bits and a touching Stan Lee tribute, this thing is nearly unwatchable.

  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    ★★½

    Perfectly adequate entertainment, and an interesting diversion into the darker aspects of the Jungle Book stories, but suffers from tonal shifts and an inevitable comparison to the (far superior) 2016 Disney version.

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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    ★★★★

    There was a time when the X-Men franchise was the best in the business. The first film, released in 2000, really was the first big-budget comic book-based film. The sequel, which brilliantly titled “X-Men 2”, was considered better than the first. Then writer/director Bryan Singer left and “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” were released, both being met with mixed reviews, and even some hate from fans. Hope seemed lost. Then a very successful prequel, “X-Men: First Class”…

  • CHiPS

    CHiPS

    ★½

    I have no problem with penis, gay or sexist jokes, but they have to be funny. Here, writer/director/producer/star Dax Shepard just throws the lowest of brow potty humor at the wall to see what sticks, and not much does.

    Rosa Salazar is as cute and charming as anything, though.