Now Playing: Friday, August 4, 2017

By Livia Peterson

The three films debuted during August 4, 2017: the Stephen King adaptation “The Dark Tower”, the Kathryn Bigelow helmed “Detroit”, and the Halle Berry starrer “Kidnap”.

“Detroit” (R) – Helmer Ms. Bigelow does not underwhelm with the latest film chronicling the police murders at the Algiers Motel. Racism and police brutality are still occurring today. Despite some disappointment, compared to “The Hurt Locker” (2009) and “Zero Dark Thirty” (2013), the film completely taps into the zeitgeist. B

“Kidnap” (R) – The mother Karla Dyson (Berry) achieves everything to rescue the kidnapped son Frankie (Sage Correa). Nonexistent narrative: Berry yells, screams, runs, and drives beyond the speed limit. The film deserves to be kidnapped – haha. D-

“The Dark Tower” (PG-13) – Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey cannot rescue the underdeveloped and convoluted mess. C-

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