Movie Reviews

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In theaters now: THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE — The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), who also […]

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In theaters now: AMERICAN MADE — Airline pilot Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is recruited by the CIA to smuggle drugs and weapons abroad for the U.S. government. Seal quickly amasses a fortune via his undercover operations, but he gets in over his head when he becomes involved with Colombia’s Medellín cartel and the Iran-contra scandal. […]

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In theaters now: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND — A 40th anniversary run of the iconic 1977 science fiction film. PG, 145 minutes THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD — The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard […]

Movie Review: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ is a fun, action-packed escape

Movie Review: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ is a fun, action-packed escape

There’s not a whole lot that’s new about “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson play their typical character types: Reynolds the handsome do-gooder; Jackson the unflappable badass whose favorite word is mother(expletive). And like many movie heroes past, they’re tasked with […]

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In theaters now: ANNABELLE: CREATION — Years after the death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. R, 109 minutes THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE — Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie […]

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In theaters now: THE DARK TOWER — Gunslinger Roland Deshain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of a dark tower, which is rumored to be a magical portal to other worlds. PG-13, 95 minutes DETROIT — Amid the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard […]

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In theaters now: THE EMOJI MOVIE — Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and […]

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In theaters now: DUNKIRK — Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. PG-13, 106 minutes GIRLS TRIP — When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides […]

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In theaters now: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES — In the third installment of the Planet of the Apes prequel series — which depicts the events that led to the primates taking control of Earth — simian leader Caesar (played via motion capture by Andy Serkis) is horrified when his family are killed […]

‘Baby Driver’ a toe-tapping swerve into seriousness for director Edgar Wright

‘Baby Driver’ a toe-tapping swerve into seriousness for director Edgar Wright

There’s nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of “Baby Driver ” are pure movie magic. A driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) sits coolly in a car — black Ray-Ban style shades on his face, earbud headphones in place and a jacket that’s, fittingly, […]

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