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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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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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