Freeze Frame: “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” (PG-13), “The Last Stop in Yuma County” (R), “Mother of the Bride” (TV-PG). “Dark Matter” (TV-MA)

When they decided to reboot the “Planet of the Apes” franchise in 2011, eyes rolled. But the refreshed franchise turned out to be a winner. The fourth entry, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” is a rousing, eye-popping and intelligent sci-fi thriller that can stand on its own even if you haven’t seen the other episodes. Three hundred years after the apes gained intelligence, a peaceful clan is enslaved by a tyrannical monarch. How human. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is an utterly involving adventure flick.

The skillfully made, low budget neo-noir thriller “The Last Stop in Yuma County” plays like a drive-in movie from decades past. At a remote desert rest stop in the 1960s, bank robbers terrorize folks awaiting the delayed arrival of a gas tanker truck. Although it’s overly familiar, “The Last Stop in Yuma County” is a taut and violent tale that ably amps up the suspense.

The Netflix rom-com “Mother of the Bride” is a categorically bad movie. Brooke Shields and Benjamin Bratt lead the cast in yet another awkward story about an exotic destination wedding and the in-laws-to-be who were formerly romantically linked. We’ve seen it all before and done better. “Mother of the Bride” may make you crave divorce before the ceremony.

The involving Apple TV+ series “Dark Matter” is a deftly acted sci-fi tale based on the best-selling novel. Blake Crouch who wrote the book, serves as the series showrunner. Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly star in the story of a man who is literally dragged into an alternate reality. He doggedly searches the multiverse to get back to his reality and the people he loves. “Dark Matter” smartly deals with the themes of choice, identity and making the most of one’s life.

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