Flatliners (2017, dir. Niels Arden Oplev)

Medical students investigating near-death experiences find themselves haunted. Slick though bland reprise of the 1990 original; a guesting Kiefer Sutherland is the best thing here in this half-hearted and bloodless horror full of over-age and unlikeable med students.

XXX: Return of Xander Cage (2016, dir. DJ Caruso)

Cage is re-recruited to find a satellite-crashing McGuffin. Self-aware but still dumb-as-rocks threequel, tooled after the latter Fast and Furious flicks in its teenage lad-friendly collision of heists, chases, and bikinis. Toni Collette camps it up in support.

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