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Freeze Frame: “Inside Out 2” (PG), “Tuesday” (R), “Treasure” (R), “Farewell, Mr. Haffmann” (TV-14)

The folks at Disney/Pixar retain their status as the gold standard of animation because of their meticulous dedication to getting the screenplay right as well as the animation and voice work. "Inside Out 2" is no exception. This worthy successor to the 2015 hit sees our heroine Riley grappling with...

Freeze Frame: “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” (R), “Star Wars: The Acolyte” (TV-14), “Hard Miles” (PG-13)

In a scene from the fourth entry in the "Bad Boys" franchise, "Bad Boys: Ride or Die," Will Smith is repeatedly slapped by Martin Lawrence. Intentional or not, the moment gets the requisite laughs. The hip but aging Miami detectives are back, this time as fugitives when they try to...

Freeze Frame: “Hit Man” (R), “Ezra” (R), “Babes” (R), “Summer Camp” (PG-13)

Glen Powell co-wrote, produced and stars in Netflix's tongue-in-cheek thriller, "Hit Man." Richard Linklater directed this surprisingly sunny neo-noir entry, where Powell plays a nerdy teacher who poses as a slick hitman to help the cops entrap wannabe murderers. Things get dicey when he falls for a beautiful femme fatale, played by...

Freeze Frame: “Sight” (PG-13), “The Garfield Movie” (PG), “Atlas” (PG), “The Blue Angels” (G)

"Sight" tells the remarkable true story of Dr. Ming Wang. Terry Chen plays Dr. Wang, an immigrant to the US who developed groundbreaking eye surgery techniques. It spotlights his personal struggles as a youth in China and the tragedies that propelled his determination. The filmmaking may be sluggish and uninspired,...