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New movies this week

The Internship

The gist: Two unemployed goofballs from The Wedding Crashers become interns at Google in the vain hopes of landing a job. It's like every college grad's life, but made harder when guys in their 40s steal what little work they can get. PG-13

The cast: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Josh Gad, Joanna Garcia, Aasif Mandvi and Jessica Szohr.

The buzz: Overlong and watered down. Oh, and not all that funny, which is a problem for a comedy. "The Internship takes a padded two hours to tell a thin story that buries its charm in emo-mongering and Google plugs," Rolling Stone says.

The Purge

The gist: An alleged class-warfare allegory disguised as a break-in horror movie about a family forced to deal with killers in their home during a hypothetical night when all crime in America is legal. We can't tell if it's insulting tea partiers and libertarians or celebrating them. R

The cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge and Rhys Wakefield.

The buzz: Interesting setup, dull follow-through. "No real answers are provided by writer-director James DeMonaco," the Seattle Times says. "He simply presents this bizarre dystopian future, and the audience is left to take it or leave it."

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

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Alberto cancellations: Sunday’s Sunset Music Festival, Tampa Bay Margarita Festival called off

Alberto cancellations: Sunday’s Sunset Music Festival, Tampa Bay Margarita Festival called off

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Published: 05/25/18
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