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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse —  A-II (PG)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Traditionalists be warned: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has little to do with your father’s Peter Parker.

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Creed II — A-III (PG-13)

Creed II — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Moviegoers under 33 take note: You had yet to be born when “Rocky IV,” the 1985 film that hovers in the background of the sports drama “Creed II,” was released.

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Robin Hood — O (PG-13)

Robin Hood — O (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Someone behind “Robin Hood” — presumably one or both of the screenwriters, Ben Chandler and David James Kelly — has mommy issues with Holy Mother Church. As a result, vicious anti-Catholicism permeates this otherwise merely dopey take on the classic legend.

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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch —  A-I (PG)

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch — A-I (PG)

| Joseph McAleer | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Somewhere Theodor Geisel may be spinning in his grave over the latest treatment of one of his most famous character creations, “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (Universal). If so, he’s only revolving gently.

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‘Instant Family’ an instant hit with target audience

‘Instant Family’ an instant hit with target audience

| John Mulderig | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The connections between real-life events and the forthcoming film “Instant Family” were the main topic of discussion at a recent news conference about the comedy.

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Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer — A-III (PG-13)

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” is a powerful dramatization of the Philadelphia police investigation and state prosecution that finally ended the infamous, decades-long career of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

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First Man — A-III (PG-13)

First Man — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By turns the intimate portrait of its elusive subject’s inner life and a lavish look back at the sometimes tragic, ultimately triumphant race to the Moon, “First Man” (Universal), director Damien Chazelle’s multidimensional profile of astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), is a splendid piece of moviemaking.

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Venom — A-III (PG-13)

Venom — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whatever you do, don’t call that alien who has taken up residence in your body a parasite. The polite term, it seems, is symbiote.

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A Star Is Born — A-III (R)

A Star Is Born — A-III (R)

| Kurt Jensen | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The third remake of that sturdy warhorse “A Star Is Born” pays occasional homage to its forebears, particularly the 1954 version starring Judy Garland and James Mason, which only serves to indicate that its formulaic “stand by your man” story is somewhat tattered and dog-eared.

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The Nun — L (R)

The Nun — L (R)

| Kurt Jensen | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The Nun” is an ambitious undertaking with an immense budget and lush special effects. The apparent aim: to rank as the “That’s Entertainment!” of Catholic-themed horror films. The movie doesn’t, therefore, ask the audience for a whole lot other than attention to all the classic tropes of the genre.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — A-III (PG-13)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Apparently, it’s time to check in again with everybody’s favorite prehistoric era, because here comes “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

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Solo: A Star Wars Story — A-III (PG-13)

Solo: A Star Wars Story — A-III (PG-13)

Before he grew up to be Harrison Ford, intergalactic freebooter Han Solo was Alden Ehrenreich — or so at least the folks behind “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the pleasing but insubstantial latest addition to the blockbuster franchise, would have you believe.

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