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The dismal sequel to the hit comedy “Neighbors,” which premiered this past weekend is indicative of what passes for entertainment these days. Take a modest box office winner from a couple of summers ago and use it to launch another one.

It’s easier than coming up with more original material.

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Money Monster

‘Money Monster’

Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts

Directed by: Jodie Foster

Rated: R

 

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‘Captain America: Civil War’

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr.

Directed by: Joe and Anthony Russo

Rated: PG-13

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‘Keanu’

Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Directed by: Peter Atencio

Rated: R

 

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Summer is coming. The superhero and big action movies featuring the X Men, The Avengers, the Star Trek gang, and even the resurrection of the alien fighting force from “Independence Day,” based on a 20-year old summer hit, are the big tent poles the studios are counting on to bring in big box office. But what about the comedies, animated features and dramas that will fill out the rest of the cinemas this summer? Here’s a look at some of them:

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