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The Mummy is the first movie in the "Dark Universe," a planned series of films that will intertwine the ghoulish tales of the classic Universal Monsters. But it contains zero scares and is devoid of any sense of fun. What it does have is whole lot of Tom Cruise, and a Mummy whose motivation feels very, very problematic.

Four talented female writer-directors and one animator contribute segments to horror anthology XX, all decidedly female-centric stories driven by powerful female performances. That said, absolutely anyone who prefers the unsettling creep of dread to predictable jump scares will enjoy this one.

A tale of scientists creating a monster isn't quite a tale as old as time, but it is a familiar one. Director Luke Scott -- second-unit director on father Ridley's The Martian and Exodus: Gods and Kings -- uses his expertise to turn Morgan into a gorgeously shot film, but unfortunately it's one that doesn't break much new ground with its story.