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no Transformers review from me today (but it and more reviews are coming over the weekend)

Transformers: Age of Extinction doesn’t open in the U.K. till July 10th — though, actually, it starts getting daily “previews” on July 5th; this is a fun accounting game that sneakily boosts box office numbers, because it means the film will have a nine-day “opening weekend.” But I’m off to my screening now (in IMAX, for my sins), and no one has said anything about an embargo, so I expect to have a review ready tomorrow or Sunday.

In the meantime, enjoy this loud trailer:


I’ve also got some access to a bunch of films getting limited releases in North America this weekend, so I expect to have some reviews of those over the weekend. One of them, Snowpiercer, I had to cheat a little bit with. The film doesn’t even have a U.K. release date yet, but it’s already available on DVD in Continental Europe, so I ordered one (with available subtitles and dubbing in Castilian!). And it arrived today. I’m sure I’m going to want to see this on a big screen as soon as I can, but I can’t wait that long. I’ll report on the film asap.

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