Scott Tobias Scott Tobias is the film editor of The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section of The Onion, where he's worked as a staff writer for over a decade.
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MC Ren (Aldis Hodge), DJ Yella (Neil Brown, Jr.), Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.) and Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) form the NWA hip hop group in Straight Outta Compton. Jaimie Trueblood/Courtesy of Universal Pictures hide caption

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Jaimie Trueblood/Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Skyler Gisondo (from left), Steele Stebbins, Christina Applegate and Ed Helms star as the next generation of Griswolds in Vacation. Hopper Stone/Warner Brothers Pictures hide caption

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Hopper Stone/Warner Brothers Pictures

Hot Pursuits: Agents Hobbs and Riley (Dwayne Johnson and Gina Carano) enlist Dom and his gear head crew to combat a something something terrorist something skidding explosions muscles. Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Post Tenebras Lux is both a restrained marital drama and an impressionistic montage of seemingly unrelated images. The mix is sometimes frustrating, but also powerful; a feeling of dislocation suffuses the film. Ljubljana International Film Festival hide caption

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Ljubljana International Film Festival

Jeff Buckley, played by Penn Badgley, and Allie, played by Imogen Poots, share a romantic moment in Greetings from Tim Buckley. Today, the younger Buckley is remembered as a brilliant musician who died a tragic, early death, but early in his life, he was overshadowed by his father, Tim — a musician who also died young. Courtesy Tribeca Film hide caption

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Courtesy Tribeca Film

Paul (Dwayne Johnson), Daniel (Mark Wahlberg) and Adrian (Anthony Mackie) are three Miami bodybuilders with big ambitions and not much in the way of smarts. Mark Fellman/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Mark Fellman/Paramount Pictures

The enigmatic Julia (Olga Kurylenko) surfaces from the mysterious past of Victoria's husband, Jack (Tom Cruise), a repairman tending drones on a largely abandoned Earth. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Universal Pictures

Tracy (Julia Stiles) and Glen (David Cross) are only on their third date when reports of a dirty-bomb explosion prompt them to reconsider the kind of close they want to be. Oscilloscope Pictures hide caption

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Oscilloscope Pictures

Documentarian Rodney Ascher remains skeptical about the Shining theories he entertains in Room 237. Still, he gives his nine Stanley Kubrick enthusiasts ample room to explore their ideas — however outlandish. IFC Films hide caption

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IFC Films