Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan
Directed by: Simon Kinberg
Plot: The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 21%
Critic Consensus: “Dark Phoenix ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc — with deeply disappointing results”
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Starring: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate
Directed by: Chris Renaud and Jonathan Del Val
Plot: Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.
RT Freshness: 62%
Critic Consensus: “The Secret Life of Pets 2 doesn’t teach its animated stars any new narrative tricks — but for fans of the original, this funny, energetic sequel should still satisfy”
Starring: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Max Casella, Denis O’Hare
Directed by: Nisha Ganatra
Plot: A late-night-talk-show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.
RT Freshness: 80%
Critic Consensus: “Smart, timely, and brought to life by a terrific cast, Late Night is a workplace comedy with a lot of heart — and just as many laughs”