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At Eternity's Gate

Painter-turned-director Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) directs this highly artistic biopic starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh. Shot on handheld cameras in the south of France, the film captures the last days of van Gogh as he battles mental illness to produce some of his most iconic paintings. Elemental and unapologetically romantic, the film revels in the glimmering sunlight and glowing wheat fields of van Gogh's world. 110 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 12/7)
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Blood Prism

From the maker of Swamp Zombies!!!, Fist of the Vampire, Wendigo: Bound By Blood and Bridal Party Massacre comes this low-budget horror drama about an art museum coordinator who moonlights as a serial killer, offing homeless people. But when she begins to fall in love with a depressed comic artist, she finds herself torn between her heart and the voices in her head. 76 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 12/8)
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Buttons: A New Musical Film

This musical fairy tale featuring "the nostalgia of old Hollywood" is set during the age of robber barons and rising industry (the late 19th century, I gather). Two orphan children meet two unexpected visitors (Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury), who "turn the tide of events and change their lives forever." Abigail Spencer, Jane Seymour, Roma Downey, Ioan Gruffudd are also among the cast. Robert Redford and Kate Winslet narrate. Sir Paul McCartney even contributes a song. 115 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday, 12/8)
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Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

This sport-adjacent documentary tells the "never-before-told" story of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely loyal den mother of the original Dallas Cowboy Cheeleaders. Director Dan Shapiro (Murderball) tries to recast the midriff-baring pom-pom-wavers as wholesome, sex-positive feminist icons. You may or may not agree. 68 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 12/10)
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DriverX

Patrick Fabian (bigwig lawyer Howard Hamlin from "Better Call Saul") stars in this indie drama about a middle-aged, stay-at-home dad who ends up working for an Über-esque ridesharing service to support his family. But the strains of late-stage capitalism and LA's late-night, Tinder-fueled world of sex and alcohol only further the isolation from his family. Fabian will be on hand opening night to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A with local DJ Erica Viking. 98 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 12/7)
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Jim Henson's Holiday Special

For the first time ever, two newly restored holiday specials from Muppet king Jim Henson hit theaters in a joyous double-feature. First up is the beloved 1977 TV special "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas," based on the children's book by Russell Hoban. Next, is the 1985 TV episode "The Bells of Fraggle Rock," in which fun-loving Fraggle Gobo grows disenchanted with the annual Festival of the Bells holiday. 90 minutes G. (Opens Monday 12/10)
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Maria By Callas

First-time documentary director Tom Volf uses Maria Callas' own words (interviews, archival footage and her letters and diaries, read by French actress Fanny Ardant) to explain the famed opera diva's "tempestuous" life and career. The film is constructed by a fan for fans. Callas' viewpoint is unchallenged, and she was always notoriously tightlipped about her personal life (including her lifelong affair with Aristotle Onassis). But the frequent interludes, featuring Callas' most famous arias, are a haunting reminder/introduction to her fierce talent. FULL REVIEW: “Temperamental” diva defends her controversial life in deeply personal documentary by Devin D. O’Leary (12/6/2018). 113 minutes PG. (Opens Friday 12/7)
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Once Upon a Deadpool

The snarky (and very R-rated) superhero sequel Deadpool 2 returns to theaters in a "family friendly" PG-13 cut. Also, it's surrounded by a new wraparound sequence in which Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Fred Savage re-enact 1987's The Princess Bride (because, why not). 119 minutes PG-13. (Opens Tuesday 12/11)
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Searching For Ingmar Bergman

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta (Hannah Arendt) examines Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman's life and legacy in the film industry. She talks with some of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers living in his long shadow. In German, Swedish, French and Spanish with English subtitles. 99 minutes Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 12/11)
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A Christmas Story (1983)

Still one of the funniest holiday films ever made, this cult classic is based on the warped nostalgic musings of humorist Jean Shepherd. Peter Billingsley is forever enshrined as the Depression-era kid eager to get his hands on a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. 94 minutes PG.
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Elf (2003)

Will Ferrell scored a perennial favorite with this seasonal comedy about a human adopted by Santa's elves who is sent to America to search for his biological roots. Occasionally absurd and often a bit too Hollywood sweet, the film is kept afloat by Ferrell's energetic performance. Plus, it's the film's 15th anniversary! 95 minutes PG.
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Gremlins (1984)

This naughty Christmas fable from 1984 returns to theaters. Zach Galligan is the small-town kid trying to prevent the mischievous title monsters from destroying the holiday. The film's dark, chaotic brand of humor has aged well—although you're far more likely to find yourself rooting for evil Spike than for cutesy Gizmo these days. 106 minutes PG-13.
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The Night Before (2015)

The makers of This Is the End and Neighbors turn their raunchy senses of humor toward the yuletide season. A man who's about to become a father for the first time (Seth Rogen) spends Christmas Eve with his two lifelong pals (Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie) searching New York City for a legendary party. Booze, drugs, pervasive sexual content and general hijinks ensue. 101 minutes R.
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Persona (1966)

Ingmar Bergman directed this iconic and unsettling 1966 thriller about a nurse (Bibi Andersson) hired to look after a mute actress (Liv Ullman), only to find that their personae are merging. It's a difficult, experimental film, but Persona has its adherents—most of whom are perfectly cool with angsty, existential '60s head-twisters. In English and Swedish with English subtitles. 83 minutes Unrated.
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The Polar Express (2004)

Chris Van Allsburg's gorgeous, award-winning children's book comes to life in a computer-animated fantasy directed by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future). The simple story has a skeptical kid boarding a magical train to the North Pole and meeting Santa Claus. The "photo-realistic" CGI was faintly impressive from a technical perspective back in 2004, but is still flat-out creepy to watch. 100 minutes G.
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Schindler's List (1993)

Steven Spielberg's crowning achievement is this multiple-award winning epic about a German businessman (Liam Neeson) who became the almost unwitting savior of more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Still a powerful cinematic statement. Plus, the film has been digitally remastered in time for its 25th anniversary. 193 minutes R.
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Scrooged (1988)

Bill Murray and a cast of funny characters (David Johansen, Carol Kane, Bobcat Goldthwait) take on Dickens in this modern-day retelling of "A Christmas Carol." 101 minutes PG-13.
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Trading Places (1983)

While it's not an unequivocal classic, this 1983 comedy does feature Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd at the top of their comedic games. Murphy is a streetwise con man and Aykroyd is a snobby Wall Street investors who switch places with hilarious results. Jamie Lee Curtis comes along as a bonus. 118 minutes R.
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White Christmas (1954)

Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney star in this 1954 adaptation of Irving Berlin's holiday musical about two smitten singers who follow a woman to a Vermont ski lodge. 120 minutes Unrated.
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“… And I say 102 Dalmatians is the best Glenn Close performance to date!”

The Wife

When her famous, philandering husband (Jonathan Pryce) wins the Nobel Prize in Literature, a long-suffering wife (Glenn Close) starts to question her life choices. Close commands the screen with an incisive, emotional performance—even if the script (based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer) doesn't dig very deep beyond the film's one semi-interesting secret. FULL REVIEW: The family that writes together fights together in A-list acting display by Devin D. O’Leary (9/13/2018). 100 minutes R.
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This could be the craziest damn sci-fi action thriller ever shot in India. (It's definitely the most expensive at $76 million.) From the looks of it, cell phones are flying out of people's hands, joining forces and merging into giant robot monsters. No, really. Who can save us but a mad scientist and his super-powered "andro-humanoid" in sunglasses (Rajinikanth)? Yup, this is a sequel to 2010's nutty Astro Boy/Robocop/Terminator/Iron Man mash-up Enthiran. Presented in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu versions with English subtitles. 148 minutes Unrated.
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Beautiful Boy

This tender and highly personal biographical drama is based on a pair of best-selling memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff. It chronicles the heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with their teenage son's drug addiction. Steve Carell, Amy Ryan (both from "The Office") and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) star. 120 minutes R.
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Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek ("Mr. Robot") takes on the task of embodying theatrical rock icon Freddie Mercury in this entertaining but uncomplicated musical biopic chronicling the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert. Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men) directs. 134 minutes PG-13.
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Border

A customs officer with an odd genetic deformity and a supernatural ability to "sniff out" fear develops an unexpected attraction to a strangely familiar traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence. This uncategorizable magical-realist romantic crime drama comes to us from Sweden and is based on a short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist (who wrote Let the Right One In). It's quite strange, but surprisingly empathetic. In Swedish with English subtitles. 100 minutes R.
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Boy Erased

Aussie actor Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, The Great Gatsby) writes and directs this drama based on Garrard Conley's painful memoir. Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman are the devoutly religious parents of a teenage boy (Lucas Hedges) forced to participate in a church-sponsored gay conversion program. 114 minutes R.
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“Nope, still not drunk enough.”

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Comedienne Melissa McCarthy sheds her bright persona to play frumpy, downbeat author Lee Israel in this tragicomic biopic. Around 1990, Lee found her brand of high-tone biographies out of style. Broke, bitter and frequently drunk, she took to forging witty letters from dead literary figures. Oddly enough, this gave her great satisfaction as a writer (as well as a way to pay the rent). Nicole Holofcenter (Lovely & Amazing, Enough Said) contributes the alternately tough and tender screenplay, which adds some heavy psychological depth to Lee's petty-outrageous tale of forgery. But it's McCarthy prickly performance that rings true. FULL REVIEW: F is for Fraudulence by Devin D. O’Leary (11/8/2018). 106 minutes R.
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Creed II

Writer-director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan's savvy reboot of the Rocky series (focusing on the son of Rocky Balboa's old rival) returns with the next, logical follow-up. Seems that young Adonis Creed (Jordan) is back in the ring and battling the son of Rocky's other major opponent, Russian monster Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren—who, like Sylvester Stallone, is also hanging out for a bit). 130 minutes PG-13.
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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

I mean, we already had the TV version narrated by Boris Karloff (1966) and the live-action version with Jim Carrey (2000). So why not a 3D CGI-animated version? Here, Brit Benedict Cumberbatch voices our hairy party pooper, stealing Christmas from all the Whos down in Whoville. Angela Lansbury voices the Mayor of Whoville. Pharrell Williams narrates. It's from the studio that gave us the Despicable Me franchise and The Secret Life of Pets. FULL REVIEW: You’re a mediocre one, Mr. Grinch by Devin D. O’Leary (11/15/2018). 90 minutes PG.
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The first Harry Potter spinoff movie ended with intriguing villain Colin Farrell transforming into Johnny Depp in a crazy wig, makeup and contact lenses. Frankly, the world didn't need another over-the-top Johnny Depp character. But we've got it anyway. Seems that wizarding bigwig Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) has sent shy magical zoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) off on a quest to find a missing magic-user before evil Gellert Grindlewald (Depp) does … eh, I don't know. This convoluted tale is all set-up and exposition, feeling exactly like what it is: chapter two of an already overly long five-part story. 134 minutes PG-13.
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The Front Runner

Hugh Jackman stars as presidential candidate Gary Hart, whose self-emolation in the during the 1988 campaign is the stuff of legends. Director Jason Reitman (Thanks You For Smoking, Juno, Up In The Air) plays this biopic mostly straight and narrow but raises more questions than it can answer about Hart's downfall. 113 minutes R.
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Green Book

A working-class, Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortenesen) from New York City finds himself acting as chauffeur for a wealthy black concert pianist (Mahershala Ali) as he goes on a tour of the segregated Jim Crow South in 1962. This family friendly tale of discrimination clearly flips the script on the Driving Miss Daisy formula. But director Peter Farrelly (who, along with his brother, gave us Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary) directs with compassion and humor. 130 minutes PG-13.
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Instant Family

Writer-director Sean Anders (Daddy's Home, Daddy's Home Two) reunites with Mark Wahlberg for more heartwarming ha-has. A couple (Wahlberg, Rose Byrne) adopts three orphaned kids. Hijinks ensue. 119 minutes PG-13.
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Mirai

In this warm and colorful fantasy-drama out of Japan, a 4-year-old boy discovers a magical garden where he meets his as-yet-unborn younger sister Mirai, who is now a teenage girl and has traveled back in time to see him. Their adventures together help the young lad cope with the idea of having a baby sibling. Highly regarded writer-director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leaped Through Time, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, The Boy and the Beast) helms this all-ages anime. Presented in English dubbed and English subtitled versions. 98 minutes Unrated.
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Night School

A grown-up loser (Kevin Hart) goes back to night school in hopes of earning his GED. But he falls in love with the teacher (Tiffany Haddish) instead. Like ya do. 111 minutes PG-13.
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

No one who has ever sat through a performance of The Nutcracker has done so for the slim-to-nonexistent story (something about a little girl opening Christmas presents, a dancing nutcracker who's really a prince, a bunch of evil mice and a Sugar Plum Fairy). Here, Disney tries to amp up the fantasy to Oz The Great and Powerful levels. This involves lots and lots and lots of computer animation. Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) stars. Helen Mirren, Kiera Knightley and Morgan Freeman are in there somewhere too, wearing crazy wigs. 99 minutes PG.
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Overlord

During World War II, a group of American soldiers (including Kurt Russell's offspring Wyatt) is shot down over Nazi-occupied France, but must complete its mission or the invasion of Normandy can't happen. The assignment? Defeat an army of nasty zombies created by Nazi scientists. The elements of this action-horror outing may be familiar, but at least the director (Australian up-and-comer Julius Avery) treats it seriously, eschewing camp for intense B-movie thrills. 109 minutes R.
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The Possession of Hannah Grace

The movie industry really can't go a month without at least one cheap exorcism thiller. This one takes the standard-issue story a step further. Following a deadly exorcism, the corpse of a possessed young woman is taken to the city morgue where a cop fresh out of rehab (Stana Katic from "Castle") is working the night shift. Naturally, she's now forced to deal with a string of bizarre and violent supernatural incidents. 85 minutes R.
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A Private War

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) headlines this restless biopic about celebrated, real-life war correspondent Marie Colvin. Working for London's Sunday Times, Colvin covered stories in assorted global hot spots for three decades. Pike bites into the fearless, hard-drinking, larger-than-life role with gusto while documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) keeps the action (mostly) grounded. 110 minutes R.
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Ralph Breaks the Internet

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) was a nostalgic, surprisingly sweet flashback about video game characters come to life. For this animated sequel, computerized heavy-turned-hero Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) sets out on a spoof-filled journey to the internet with pal Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman). 112 minutes PG.
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Robin Hood

Does the world need another snarky, pseudo-modernist retelling of the Robin Hood story? Probably not. But here come Taron Edgerton (Robin Hood), Jamie Foxx (Little John) and Jamie Dornan (Will Scarlet) to do just that. Don't worry; there's lots and lots and lots of frantic, explosive, video game-inspired action. 116 minutes PG-13.
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No “Bad Romance” for Cooper and Gaga

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper (the Hangover films) turns writer-director-star in this remake of the remake of the remake of the remake of A Star Is Born. Cooper plays the burned-out stadium rock star who discovers a golden-voiced ingénue (Lady Gaga) whom he mentors to stardom. (Only to find himself eclipsed and drowning his sorrows in booze.) Lady Gaga is a revelation as both a natural actress and as a stripped-down singer. Unfortunately, the film's first half (featuring lots of romance, concert footage and dreams coming true) is better than the second half (all bad behavior, melodrama and weeping). FULL REVIEW: A star is rebooted in familiar musical melodrama by Devin D. O’Leary (10/4/2018). 135 minutes R.
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A Star is Born: An IMAX Experience

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Venom

Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road) stars in this loose spin-off of Marvel's Spider-Man universe. Hardy plays an investigative reporter who finds himself infected by an alien parasite that gives him superpowers but urges him to do bad, bad things. The tone flops around a bit, from dark superhero drama to goofy B-movie comedy. Fans of late-'80s/early-'90s Todd McFarlane comics are the most receptive audience. 112 minutes PG-13.
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Widows

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) co-writes and directs this crime thriller based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects). After three women (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriquez, Elizabeth Debicki) are left widowed by their husbands' botched criminal careers, a nasty crime boss leans on the ladies to make up for their spouses' two million dollar screw-up. With no other recourse, the ladies transform themselves into a criminal crew and plot out a multimillion-dollar heist. 129 minutes R.
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Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan's hit novel gets the first-class romantic comedy treatment courtesy of director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Jem and the Holograms). Middle class native New Yorker Rachel (Constance Wu from "Fresh Off the Boat") heads to Singapore to meet her humble boyfriend's family. Much to her surprise, he turns out to be the scion of one of the top 10 wealthiest families in Asia. But what will happen when he introduces Rachel to his controlling mother and the rest of his close-knit clan during the society wedding of the year? Among the cast of this charming, funny, romantic and ri-dic-ulously opulent flick are Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong, Awkwafina, Jimmy O. Yang and Harry Shum Jr. 120 minutes PG-13.
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The Girl in the Spider's Web

Stieg Larsson's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series gets yet another soft reboot. This one's based on the sequel novel by David Lagercrantz, written after Larsson's death. Seems that superhacker/punk-rock Batgirl Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy from "The Crown") and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) run afoul of a secret criminal organization run by Lisbeth's long-lost evil psycho genius twin sister (Sylvia Hoeks). These sleekly sadistic Nordic noir thrillers remain slightly less realistic than your average James Bond movie. But they have their fans. 117 minutes R.
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Halloween

Halloween

Although this is technically the 11th film in the Halloween franchise, indie director David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls, Prince Avalanche) and his co-writer/pal Danny McBride ("Eastbound & Down") erase everything that happened after John Carpenter's 1978 original to create this direct sequel. It sticks with the rigidly formulaic rules, but at least it's got a mildly proactive twist. Poor, traumatized "final girl" Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has spent the last 40 years praying for masked slasher Michael Myers to escape from prison. Seems she's transformed herself into a badass survivalist patiently plotting Michael's death. Unfortunately, her family (including grown-up daughter Judy Greer) thinks she's just crazy paranoid. Turns out she's not. FULL REVIEW: Familiar fright film comes out slashing by Devin D. O’Leary (10/25/2018). 106 minutes R.
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The Hate U Give

Suddenly ubiquitous "YA-book-turned-teen-movie" star Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games; Everything, Everything; The Darkest Minds) headlines this dramatic adaptation of Angie Thomas' novel about a young girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend at the hands of police. Facing pressure from all sides, she must find her voice and stand up for what's right. 133 minutes PG-13.
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The House With a Clock in Its Walls

This family-oriented, '50s-set fantasy (based on the book by John Bellairs) finds a young orphan (Owen Vaccaro, Daddy's Home) moving in with his warlock of an uncle (Jack Black) and helping him on his quest through a magical mansion to locate a supernatural clock that could bring about the Apocalypse. Frantic and fast-paced, this junior-grade funhouse ride looks good but lacks much in the way of a script. 104 minutes PG.
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Incredibles 2

After 14 years Pixar returns to the Parr family, the clan of superpowered folks who fought off enforced retirement. Now the family is thrown for a loop when mom Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is recruited by a high-profile, Avengers-style team, leaving dad Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) to play Mr. Mom to his superpowered kids—including wonder baby Jack-Jack. 118 minutes PG-13.
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Nobody's Fool

The now ubiquitous Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, Uncle Drew, Night School, The Oath, "The Last O.G.") stars in this comedy-drama for director/name brand Tyler Perry. The story involves a women who is released from jail and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers, however, that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems—so she uses her criminal background to catch the cad. 110 minutes R.
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The Old Man & The Gun

The Old Man and The Gun

Robert Redford's (allegedly) final film is this extremely low-key crime flick about a seventysomething dude who breaks out of prison and goes on a bank robbery spree. Based (loosely) on a true story, it sounds sprightly and exciting. But writer-director David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints, A Ghost Story) wants to keep this as minimalist a cinematic exercise as possible. The film trades well on Redford's charisma, and he gets some nice scenes with romantic interest Sissy Spacek.At the end of the day, though, the film is much more about quiet conversations in small diners than gunfights and car chases. FULL REVIEW: Real life bank heist flick gets a senior discount by Devin D. O’Leary (10/11/2018). 93 minutes PG-13.
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Smallfoot

A community of mountain-dwelling Yeti are unconvinced when one of their members (voiced by Channing Tatum) spots a mythical "Smallfoot" (a human being). Naturally, our hero goes on a quest to find the elusive creatures and ends up with more than he bargained for. James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito and Gina Rodriquez provided the voices for this computer-animated comedy from Warner Animation Group (makers of The Lego Movie). 96 minutes PG.
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