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‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Rated: PG-13


Ian McKellan in ‘Mr. Holmes’ and Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Southpaw’

‘Southpaw,’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Trainwreck poster

In a Judd Apatow comedy, you can always count on the lead character following the same story arc. Usually he’s a hard-partying, pot smoking schlep who meets a girl and messes it up due to commitment phobia. In the end, he gets his act together and gets the girl back. Happy ending.



Directed by: Asif Kapadia

Rated: R


‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ (left) and ‘Testament to Youth’

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,’ starring Thomas Mann and RJ Cyler

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon