So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every month, we’ll be previewing all the major movies coming to theaters (or laptops or gaming systems or Rokus) near you, helping narrow down these upcoming releases by making educated guesses on whether they’re worth your time and money. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Theaters everywhere August 2 The Fast & Furious franchise has long since outgrown its humble origins in illegal street racing, maturing into a globe-spanning franchise about all manner of illicit things moving both quickly and angrily. That scope expands with this first official spinoff, which breaks away from Dominic Toretto’s crew and its attendant candy-asses to focus on Dwayne Johnson’s loose-cannon lawman Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s black-ops mercenary Deckard Shaw, bitter frenemies who must forge another uneasy alliance to bring down a cybernetically enhanced terrorist (Idris Elba) who’s intent on unleashing a biological weapon that could wipe out half of humanity…. Read full this story
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