Introduction Save us, Han Solo.America’s going through tough times. It’s getting harder and harder for most people to agree on most things. And it’s just about impossible to avoid being reminded of it. It seems that the great divide at the heart of the national experience is at least as massive as the Grand Canyon.In a normal year, the summer movie season would get the usual lack of respect: Why can’t the films be more substantial? Why are they all about blowing stuff up? Why must we wait until the fall to see films that are capable of engaging our brains?But this summer, we need to escape from reality. And to quote Paul Simon, “That’s why God made the movies.”And that’s where “Solo: A Star Wars Story” comes in. Was a prequel really necessary? Uh, no. But another trip to a galaxy far, far away will be much appreciated.Will “Ocean’s 8” be anything more than a pleasant diversion? Maybe. But whatever its merits, it’ll sure take your mind off the latest news, regardless of the source.Can “Fallout,” the latest “Mission: Impossible” film, top “Ghost Protocol” and “Rogue Nation”? And what can Tom Cruise do, just for our entertainment, that’ll be… Read full this story
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