Like last weekend, this weekend at the box office was underwhelming, especially for new releases. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” continued to dominate in the No. 1 spot for the third straight weekend. “Free Guy” held steady at No. 2 in its sixth. I had to go down to No. 3 to find a new movie to review. “Cry Macho” made almost $1 million less than last weekend’s “Malignant” despite playing on nearly 500 more screens across the country. And remember, the two movies that beat it are each a week staler than they were against “Malignant.” The film is no doubt underwhelming commercially, and it’s pretty underwhelming creatively as well.
Clint Eastwood directs and stars as Michael Milo, a once-prominent Texas rodeo star now ravaged by age, add