Movie Roundup, week of 7/21/17

I realize that I haven't done many movie reviews here since I rebranded the site to Yes/No Detroit - this won't always be the case, but I have been traveling a lot over the past 4 weeks since I last did a movie review (Rough Night was the last one), and haven't had much time to see movies. I did see both Baby Driver and Despicable Me 3 in the theater, though - see below for mini-reviews of those.

Movies being released this week:
    Movie Roundup: Valerian, Girls Trip, Dunkirk
  • Girls Trip. I will be seeing this one at some point, because it screened at BlogHer, and Universal generously gave us Fandango codes to see it. I've heard only good things about it so far.
  • Dunkirk. I actually saw a screening of this on Monday, but I fell asleep for about ten minutes (it's not necessarily a boring movie, I was just tired ...) and also, this is a really hard movie to rate. I'd give it 2.5/5 stars and a Maybe, but most critics are saying BEST MOVIE EVER ... it's a Christopher Nolan movie and has a terrific cast, but there's not actually much dialogue in the film. I will say I was a big fan of the cinematography (beautiful) and the score, though. At the time of this writing, it has 9.6 out of 10 on IMDb (critics reviews). 
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. I'm a big sci-fan fan so I hope to see this one at some point, too. Plus I'm a fan of Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns). 
Movies that are ongoing:
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming. I haven't seen this one yet but plan to - I love a good Spider-Man movie. 
  • Baby Driver. Go see this one, NOW. I saw it a few weeks ago at a matinee showing and it was fantastic. If you're a music fan, the soundtrack is fabulous, as well, and Ansel Elgort is great in the lead role, along with Kevin Spacey, Lily James, and Jon Hamm in supporting roles. I didn't do a review of this one but would go so far as to give it 5 out of 5 stars.
  • Despicable Me 3. Eh. I include this one only because there aren't many family-friendly movies out right now, but I saw it in the theater and wasn't impressed. The original DM continues to be my favorite, with DM3 ranking better than DM2 ... but still not worth shelling out money for. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
  • The Big Sick. My parents saw this one and liked it, and I wanted to go to the screening but I was out of town (story of my life this summer, ha). I'm a big fan of both Zoey Kazan (The Pretty One) and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), too.

What movies have you seen lately at the theater or on Blu-ray/DVD/streaming?

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