“X-Men: The New Mutants”: 5 films like that


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In a different reality, we would be in the middle of the Hollywood blockbuster season right now, enjoying the almost weekly release of a major event film, including highly anticipated sequel (F9) and new payments from beloved properties (No time to die). Instead, well, you’re locked in your place trying to figure out what to look at without going crazy.

This is where we come in. We will be presenting “Replacements” regularly: a list of five alternative choices for each large tent pole that you were eager to see before COVID-19 changed our lives. We will select films that are thematically or narratively similar to the reported blockbuster, offering choices ranging from cool obscurities to certifiable classics to forgotten gems. At the moment, event films are on hold. But I hope our alternatives will help eliminate this cinematic itch.


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