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Lebron James stars in highly criticized ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy,’ ‘Escape Room’ gets a sequel, more

Lebron James is coming to the big screen this weekend starring in the much anticipated and highly criticized, Space Jam 2. Christopher Lloyd joined us today with reviews on what you can expect from that and more.

New in Theaters:

Space Jam: A New Legacy — Lebron James follows in Jordan’s footsteps in this reboot of the animated ultimate basketball game where the King has to rescue his son.

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain — This intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the life, joy and pain of the chef-turned-star is a revelation about the devil’s bargain of celebrity. Read more.

Pig — A sad, darkly funny, and downright weird contemplation of what’s important in life, featuring Nic Cage’s most sobering performance in years. Read more.

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions — Despite not especially enjoying escape rooms nor this franchise’s first installment, reviewer Alec Toombs was pleasantly surprised by this silly horror sequel. Read more.

Cool on Streaming:

Gunpowder Milkshake — An impressive mostly female ensemble elevates familiar action movie tropes as an assassin finds herself the one hunted. Now on Netflix. Read more.

You May Have Missed:

Last Train from Gun Hill — This forgotten Western is out in a splendid Blu-ray restoration featuring Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn as aging frontier relics whose hidebound ways lead to their inevitable confrontation. Read more.

Special Event:

Indy International Shorts Festival, July 20-25 — Presented by Heartland, this year’s Oscar-qualifying fest includes indoor, outdoor and virtual screenings. Read more.

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