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Entertainment Essentials: July 27, 2018

CREDIT: Paramount Pictures; Warner Brothers Animation; Netflix

Every Friday, NewsCult Entertainment Editor Jeffrey Malone recommends the entertainment essentials of the week – at least three, often more, and usually at least one cinematic and at least one televisual, but it could be ANY combination.

1. Movie: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Theatrically Nationwide) – The last Mission: Impossible movie came out three years ago, which is the shortest break between two successive M:I entries. Is that a good sign? I haven’t had a chance to see an early screening, but the reviews thus far are claiming it’s the best one yet. I’ll be shocked if Fallout‘s best stunt tops the scaling of the Burj Khalifa in Ghost Protocol, but perhaps the totality will reach an unprecedented scale of mind-boggling. I’m ready for Tom Cruise to blow me away yet again.

2. Movie: Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (Theatrically Nationwide) – It looks like it’s the weekend for wacky movie title punctuation. In this adaptation of a Cartoon Network series, Robin and his buddies why Batman keeps getting the big-screen treatment while they’re left with nothing. And with good reason, too: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is the best DC superhero film since The Dark Knight.

3. Movie: The Bleeding Edge (Streaming on Netflix) – No, it’s not an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel (which I still need to get around to reading, by the way). This examination of the medical device industry is the latest collaboration between the acclaimed documentary team of director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground). As they expose a system driven by profit and insufficiently concerned for patient safety, will they effect some necessary real life changes?

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