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“Dunkirk” leads the way with $50 million

The war drama "Dunkirk" leads the box office with $50 million; "Girls Trip" finds its audience with $30 million.


This warmhearted drama with some big names attached isn't terribly original, but it never suffers a false moment.

Indy Style — July 21

On this week's show Chris reviews "Dunkirk," "Maudie," "Girls Trip," "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" plus "Kong: Skull Island" on video.


As humble painter Maud Lewis, Sally Hawkins gives a performance that's essentially a portrait of pure love. One of the best films of 2017.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Kind of a goofy James-Bond-in-space adventure with fantastic alien critters, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is creative, but shallow.

The Natural (1984)

Can a film still be a masterpiece while remaining intrinsically flawed? If so, "The Natural" comes as close as it gets.

“Apes” beat super-humans at box office

"War for the Planet of the Apes" opens strong with $56 million, edging "Spider-Man: Homecoming" in its second weekend.

Kong: Skull Island

It took innumerable tries, but they finally made one that lives up to the legacy of the original with a brash mix of action and humor.