‘Midnight Sun’ reviews and more on Box Office Friday

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There’s no need to fear the bad weather this weekend, because there are some new movies hitting theaters. Film Critic Tony Toscano, joined Emily Clark, to talk about the movies you can look forward to, and the ones you might want to skip.

Midnight Sun

A 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. 
Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

“Midnight Sun” is a teen romance film that actually is much better than expected. Although still following the tried and true formula, “Midnight Sun” manages to overcome the mundane and deliver to its audience surprisingly good performances.

The film gets a B and is rated PG-13.

Unsane
A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or a product of her delusion?

What could have been a tightly woven thriller turns out to be a monumental waste of time as director Steven Soderbergh shoots the entire film on an iPhone camera.

But even a ‘gimmick’ film needs a solid plot and “Unsane” just doesn’t have much of a storyline, just lots of situations separated by people doing stuid and silly things.

“Unsane” gets a D and is rated R.

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, is recruited to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” had all the makings of fun popcorn film. It’s got giant robots, aliens, tough as nails recruits, kids and scientists.

But “Pacific Rim” manages to let, what was a sure thing, slip through its mechanical fingers and become a boring, uneven rusty mess with terrible CGI and even worse dialogue.
The film gets a D and is rated PG-13.

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