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Geostorm

Geostorm

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mostly murky with a strong chance of boredom is the forecast for “Geostorm.” Never, perhaps, has the potential wiping out of life on Earth seemed so ho-hum.

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The Snowman

The Snowman

| John Mulderig | October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though it presents itself as a complex, thinking person’s thriller, “The Snowman,” director Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s best-selling crime novel, is not above dabbling in penny-dreadful sensationalism.

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Only the Brave

Only the Brave

| Joseph McAleer | October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The heartbreaking true story of an elite Arizona firefighting team comes to the big screen in “Only the Brave.”

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Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

| Kurt Jensen | October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Misogyny hangs over “Blade Runner 2049” as blithely as the thick yellow fog of the post-apocalyptic Los Angeles it portrays.

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My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Looking for an instant sugar rush but don’t want all those empty calories? Saddle up and lasso “My Little Pony: The Movie,” a super-sweet animated musical featuring those candy-colored Hasbro toys.

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The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Third time lucky? Not for the Lego screen franchise, alas.

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Mother!

Mother!

| John Mulderig | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even as its end credits roll, there’s a great deal that remains puzzling about the chaotic, exhausting, genre-blending allegory “Mother!” (Paramount).

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American Assassin

American Assassin

| Joseph McAleer | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The award for the most obvious film title of the year goes to “American Assassin,” an action thriller about — you guessed it — a professional killer from the United States, specifically Rhode Island.

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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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