‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is cheer-at-the-screen fun

This image released by Universal Pictures shows a scene from "Pacific Rim Uprising." (Legendary Pictures/Universal Pictures via AP)

At the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick “Pacific Rim,” a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed, plugging a hole that allowed hellish creatures to emerge and terrorize the globe. But after the movie earned $400 million worldwide, was that portal really going to stay closed?

Slick neo-noir ‘Gemini’ stays surface level

This image released by Neon shows Lola Kirke in a scene from "Gemini." (Neon via AP)

Writer-director Aaron Katz’s “Gemini ” is a very stylishly executed and well-cast attempt at a Lynchian neo-noir that doesn’t really work. Glum and meandering, the Los Angeles-set mystery about a Hollywood starlet and her assistant starts off promising enough but trudges along aimlessly to a deeply silly and maddening end.

‘Ready Player One’ Review: Spielberg goes back to the future

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tye Sheridan in a scene from "Ready Player One," a film by Steven Spielberg. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

“Why can’t we go backward for once?” wonders the protagonist of “Ready Player One” shortly before gunning his “Back to the Future” DeLorean in reverse. “Really put the pedal to the metal.”

‘Red Sparrow’ with Jennifer Lawrence never takes off

In this image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Joel Edgerton appear in a scene from "Red Sparrow." (Murray Close/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

In the James Bond films, sex with a globe-trotting spy seems to be fun, fun, fun. A martini, a tuxedo, a witty line or two and then it’s off to a luxurious bed with two tanned, muscular bodies. Not so in the new thriller “Red Sparrow ,” where the sex is cold, ugly and often violent.

Fun at the opera

Mozart Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

The Idaho Falls Opera Theatre will present one of opera’s greatest comedies, “Cosi fan tutte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 7 p.m. April 6, 7, and 9 at the Colonial Theatre, 450 A St.

Drumroll: It’s Sir Ringo as ex-Beatle knighted

Former Beatle Ringo Starr, speaks with Britain's Prince William after receiving his knighthood at Buckingham Palace during an Investiture ceremony in London on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it’s a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.

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