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Critical Mass: The Accountant doesn't add up, Kevin Hart stand-up special delivers

Ben Affleck and Kevin Hart might be going head-to-head at the weekend box office, but, according to critics, there’s no comparing the quality of their respective releases.

EW wants you to make good choices at the movies, so let our Critical Mass guide point you in the right direction of what to see (and what to avoid) this weekend. Check out what the critics are saying about this week’s hottest new releases in the reviews below.

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The Accountant

Opens Oct. 14.

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Box office report: Star Trek Beyond numbers nearly triple Lights Out, Ice Age: Collision Course

Nearly tripling the grosses of its fellow new wide releases, Star Trek Beyond earned a solid estimated $59.6 million on 3,928 screens over its opening weekend. Still, Beyond’s numbers mark the lowest debut for the franchise since Star Trek: Nemesis flopped with $18.5 million back in 2002.

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Box office preview: Star Trek Beyond to blast off atop crowded weekend

Star Trek Beyond, the highly-anticipated sequel in Paramount’s rebooted franchise series, is shooting for the stars amid perhaps the most crowded weekend of the summer movie season thus far, likely fending off two new wide releases and strong holdovers like The Secret Life of Pets and Ghostbusters

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The Lights Out trailer is absolutely terrifying

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It is easy to imagine a lot of people deciding to fall asleep with the lights on after watching the extremely creepy new trailer for horror film Lights Out (out July 22). Directed by newcomer David F. Sandberg – and based on a short by the same filmmaker – the movie concerns a supernatural entity who haunts the darkness.

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Clive Owen tries to know his son better in first Confirmation trailer

Clive Owen’s character Walt knows he’s not perfect, but he’s trying to be better for his son in The Confirmation.

In the first trailer for Nebraska scribe Bob Nelson’s directorial debut, The Knick star portrays a father trying to reconnect with his 8-year-old, Anthony (Jaeden Lieberher), while the boy’s mother and stepfather are away at a Catholic retreat.

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Casting Net: Jon Hamm takes villain turn
in new Edgar Wright thriller

  • Edgar Wright nabs another big name for Baby Driver: Jon Hamm is the latest to join Ansel Elgort and Lily James. Hamm, coming off his iconic eight-year run as Don Draper in Mad Men, goes from antihero to villain. In the thriller centered around a precocious getaway driver (Elgort), Hamm is a stock trader turned bank robber.
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