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Why didn’t producers of the “Fast and Furious” franchise think of Jason Momoa before now? In the 10th edition, “Fast X,” he slides in as a multi-dimensional villain who’s trying to best Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) in the family game. He’s the best addition since the group first staged backyard gatherings.

Movie critic Bruce Miller says “Fast X” has too many characters and a plot that loops like a Six Flags roller coaster. Jason Momoa as Dante Reyes is much better than past villains and isn’t afraid to go out of his comfort zone.

The 10th installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise was off to the races this weekend, knocking “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” out of first place and easily claiming the No. 1 spot at the box office. “Fast X” earned $67.5 million in ticket sales from 4,046 North American theaters, according to estimates from Universal Pictures on Sunday. Including international showings, it had a $319 million global debut. In its third weekend, Disney and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” made an estimated $32 million. Third place went to “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” now in its seventh weekend.


There may be no one better suited to tell the tale of how a movie gets made than Hollywood icon and master of the motion picture Tom Hanks. That's what Associated Press writer Kiana Doyle says in her review of “The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece.” Doyle says Hanks' debut novel is a lovingly crafted if not detail-crammed story about what it takes to make a movie. She says the novel acts as a thank you to the unsung heroes of movie production. “The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece" is out Tuesday.

Strolling around ruins, enjoying meals at great restaurants and taking in the sights, “Book Club: The Next Chapter” begs to be captured properly. Instead, it doesn’t even look as good as something you might shoot with your iPhone.

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