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I Can Only Imagine A-II (PG)

I Can Only Imagine A-II (PG)

| March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dennis Quaid brings his formidable talent to bear in the faith-driven drama “I Can Only Imagine.”

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Early Man — A-II (PG)

Early Man — A-II (PG)

| Sister Hosea Rupprecht | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nick Park, the creative genius behind so many Aardman Animations claymation comedies spanning more than two decades, finally makes his feature-length directing debut with “Early Man.”

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Black Panther — A-III (PG-13)

Black Panther — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Though the mayhem on screen, which ranges from hand-to-hand combat to a high-flying, high-tech dogfight, is treated with restraint, touches of vulgarity may give some parents of older teens pause. Weighing on the other side of the scale, however, is the racial empowerment that drives the narrative and the significant themes the film tackles in a thoughtful way.

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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The spotlight shines brightly on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” a historical drama about political leadership and backroom intrigue during a pivotal moment of World War II.

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Movie review: ’12 Strong’

Movie review: ’12 Strong’

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

True military adventures don’t come any more rousing than “12 Strong,” the story of a tiny Special Forces unit that won a significant early victory against both the Taliban and al-Qaida in the weeks after 9/11.

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Downsizing

Downsizing

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

An odd combination of elements makes up the offbeat drama “Downsizing.” But the residue that remains with viewers is ultimately a positive one.

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Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The third time’s not a charm for “Pitch Perfect 3,” a discordant and exceedingly unfunny musical comedy.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

| John Mulderig | December 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

Despite the high price of a movie ticket these days, patrons are unlikely to come away from a showing of the engrossing sci-fi epic “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” feeling shortchanged.

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Coco

Coco

| John Mulderig | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Will “Coco” be your cup of tea? That largely depends on how well equipped you are to interpret this visually rich animated fantasy’s presentation of the afterlife, one which owes little to Christianity and much to the pre-Columbian beliefs associated with Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

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Justice League

Justice League

| John Mulderig | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to repetitiously threatening the world with annihilation, Hollywood is almost as persistent as North Korean state media.

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A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas

| John Mulderig | November 3, 2017 | 5 Comments

Aggressive vulgarity is the incongruous hallmark of the holiday-themed sequel “A Bad Moms Christmas.”

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Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

| John Mulderig | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s plenty of combat but relatively little bloodletting in the sweeping Marvel Comics adaptation “Thor: Ragnarok” (Disney). So at least some parents may deem this second sequel to the 2011 original acceptable for older teens.

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