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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Disney’s live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast” arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.

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Moonlight

Moonlight

| John Mulderig | February 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Considered as an exploration of the African-American experience in contemporary society, writer-director Barry Jenkins’ powerfully understated drama “Moonlight” (A24) makes a compelling statement.

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The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie

| February 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

In 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” Will Arnett voiced an amusingly self-absorbed version of Gotham City’s Dark Knight. With the entertaining spinoff “The Lego Batman Movie,” Arnett’s character, together with his inflated ego, takes center stage.

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La La Land

La La Land

| Joseph McAleer | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though it’s set in present-day Los Angeles, the comedy-drama “La La Land” takes a spirited stab at reviving the musicals of Hollywood’s golden age.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

| John Mulderig | December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

With “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” last year’s promising reignition of the iconic franchise, “The Force Awakens,” gains a worthy — and equally family-friendly — companion.

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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

| Joseph McAleer | November 3, 2016 | 4 Comments

In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his disciples, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
That statement is vividly realized in “Hacksaw Ridge,” which recounts the extraordinary heroism of Army medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) during the Battle of Okinawa in the closing days of World War II.

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Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

| John Mulderig | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

As directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, this first big-screen adventure for the Marvel Comics superhero who debuted in print back in 1963 showcases a surfeit of magical nonsense and New Age rigmarole concerning spell-casting, astral bodies and the like. Accordingly, it’s not at all suitable fare for impressionable youngsters.

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Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Few films come to the screen with the kind of storied pedigree that lies behind “Ben-Hur.”

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Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

| Joseph McAleer | July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty years after its debut on television, “Star Trek” bursts onto the big screen again in its 13th feature-film outing.

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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

| John Mulderig | July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Few films released over the last several decades have embedded themselves as firmly in the public consciousness as the 1984 comedy “Ghostbusters.”

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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

| John Mulderig | May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Newcomers to the Marvel Comics universe may find themselves bewildered by the turbulent adventure “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

| John P. McCarthy | December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, the most popular series in film history resurfaces after a 10-year hiatus.

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