Tuesday, July 16, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 19
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
ALADDIN
ANNABELLE COMES HOME
AVENGERS: ENDGAME
BINGEABLE: A.P. BIO
BINGEABLE: Barry
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG
BINGEABLE: GRACE AND FRANKIE
BINGEABLE: Green Porno
BINGEABLE: RUSSIAN DOLL
BINGEABLE: STRANGER THINGS 3
BINGEABLE: STREET FOOD
BLAST FROM THE PAST: GODSPELL
BLAST FROM THE PAST: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE MATRIX
BOOKSMART
CRAWL
DARK PHOENIX
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL
ROCKETMAN
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
STUBER
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
TOY STORY 4
UNDERRATED: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL
YESTERDAY

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL

PHOTO BY COURTESY OF COLUMBIA PICTURES

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL


Where is it playing?: Movies Lompoc, Parks Plaza

What's it rated?: PG-13

What's it worth?: $Stream it (Glen Starkey)

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job, Fate of the Furious) directs this new installment in the sci-fi comedy franchise Men in Black. This time around, new Agent M (Tessa Thompson) joins the U.K. Men in Black team, including Agent O (Emma Thompson), High T (Liam Neeson), and Agent H (Chris Hemsworth), to search for an enemy mole in their organization.

This is a sequel in search of an original idea, and try as it might, it can’t find one. Instead, it heaps on silly coincidences and half-hearted complications, and obvious twists and unnecessary turns, as the script weaves a story about an invasion by The Hive, a super powerful secret weapon, and alien twins that manifest as pure energy.

The big question is who’s the mole, and since the list of possible candidates is astonishingly small, it doesn’t take much effort to figure it out, which sort of deflates the whole film before it even gets started.
You won’t need to get neuralyzed to erase your memory of this film—it’s so forgettable it will be an afterthought before the theater door closes behind you. (115 min.)

—Glen Starkey




Weekly Poll
How should Lompoc respond to the lawsuit claiming its ordinance restricting where registered sex offenders can live is unconstitutional?

The city should fight the lawsuit in court.
The city needs to repeal the ordinance and settle the lawsuit.
Most cities in California have already repealed similar ordinances.
Keep the ordinance. Residents need it for public safety.

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