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Snapshot review: ‘Terminator Genisys’

TERMINATOR GENISYS

Critical rating: 3½ stars out of four

Directed by: Alan Taylor (“Thor: The Dark World”)

Starring: Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger and J.K. Simmons

Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and gunplay throughout, partial nudity and brief strong language

The story: The fifth installment in this long-running science-fiction franchise takes viewers to the future and past with a story that relies heavily on time travel. Much of the action centers on Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), who was played by Michael Biehn in the 1984 original. Viewers watch as Kyle is sent back to 1984 to save Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). Presumably this would result in a replay of the first movie, but Kyle lands in a timeline that has been significantly changed. In fact, there is a point where humanity’s prophesized savior, John Connor, becomes mankind’s biggest threat.

The scoop: “Terminator Genisys” is a fitting tribute to all the films that came before and the most entertaining franchise entry since 1991’s “Judgment Day.” Like the first two movies, the film is sometimes silly, often funny and always action packed. It’s a great summer blockbuster.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Transcendence,’ ‘Sabotage,’ ‘Heaven is for Real’ and ‘The Single Mom’s Club’

TRANSCENDENCEThis week’s home video releases include an Arnold Schwarzenegger action film, a well-publicized Christian movie and a science-fiction epic starring Johnny Depp.

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Video Verdict: ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘About Time,’ ‘Escape Plan’

Domhnall Gleeson, left, and Rachel McAdams star in the romantic drama “About Time.”

Domhnall Gleeson, left, and Rachel McAdams star in the romantic drama “About Time.”

This week’s home video releases include a romantic time-travel film and a drama that scored six Oscar nominations.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Last Stand,’ ‘Parker,’ ‘Side Effects,’ ‘Beautiful Creatures’

Alden Ehrenreich, left, and Alice Englert play star-crossed lovers in “Beautiful Creatures.”

Alden Ehrenreich, left, and Alice Englert play star-crossed lovers in “Beautiful Creatures.”

R-rated films, including action-adventure efforts from two big-name stars, dominate this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Expendables 2’

From left to right, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Terry Crews star in “The Expendables 2.”

The only major theatrical release moving to video this week is the second installment of “The Expendables” action franchise.

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Video Verdict: ‘Eat Pray Love,’ ‘The Expendables,’ ‘I’m Still Here’

Julia Roberts tries to find herself in “Eat Pray Love,” a movie adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir.

This week’s home video releases range from a star-studded action film to a drama about a woman in search of enlightenment.

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