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Smurfs: The Lost Village

If you’ve always wondered, “Just what is a Smurfette?” then “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (Columbia) may be the film for you. Moviegoers not consumed by curiosity about that question, on the other hand, are likely to find this children’s cartoon colorful but less than engaging. Those familiar...

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Going In Style

Despite its title, there’s nothing very spiffy about “Going in Style” (Warner Bros.). In fact, this leaden caper comedy feels distinctly cut-rate. Director Zach Braff’s remake of Martin Brest’s 1979 film stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin as former co-workers and longtime best...

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Christmas Vs. Easter … The Sequel

Another Easter is upon us so, naturally, my wayward brain wanders to how Easter differs in its presentation in popular culture from Christmas. One simple, entirely unscientific approach I made was to Google the “top 100 Christmas movies of all time.”  I got multiple hits of many lists that...

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2017 TCM Film Festival: Comedy, Laughter And Easter Joy

Classic movie devotees descended in droves from every U.S. state to Hollywood in early April to watch old films many have enjoyed since childhood. For the most part, they’ve likely seen these tales in celluloid only on television or via their computer or smartphone screens. They’ve seldom, if...

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Legendary

In the movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the last film director John Ford made that really mattered, a young reporter is given advice from his newspaper publisher when after a lengthy interview with a living legend of the Old West, the subject’s reality turns out to be very different. The...

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CHIPS

Get your motor running, do whatever it takes to avoid the mind-numbing, motorcycle comedy “CHIPS” (Warner Bros.). The humor in this twist on the 1977-1983 NBC-TV drama series quickly skids off the road and into the gutter, where it remains. Dax Shepard, who also wrote and directed, plays...

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‘The Case For Christ’: From Atheism To Faith

As an award-winning investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune in the 1970s and ‘80s, Lee Strobel prided himself on being a skeptic who engaged in a rigorous search for the truth at all costs. He was also an avowed atheist — as a teenager he turned away from the Christian faith he was loosely...

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Life

Director Daniel Espinosa and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick adopt a serious tone in the ensemble sci-fi thriller “Life” (Columbia). Together with deft performances and some creative camera work, this unusually thoughtful mood serves to offset the familiarity of the film’s...

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Saban’s Power Rangers

A Saturday morning children’s show gets its third big-screen treatment with “Saban’s Power Rangers” (Lionsgate). Regrettably, unlike the two previous films in the franchise, this latest incarnation of the popular 1990s program (then called “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) is more suitable for...

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Here's A Way To Learn More About Mary, Queen Of Heaven

Charlotte, N.C., Mar 23, 2017 / 09:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new, epic narrative about the life of Mary, Queen of Heaven has just been released with the hope of drawing individuals closer to the Mother of God during the upcoming 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. “We...

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A United Kingdom

The historical drama “A United Kingdom” (Fox Searchlight) tells the story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), an African royal who faced down mid-20th-century racial prejudice to marry Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white office worker he met in post-World War II London. Seretse and Ruth cross...

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Beauty And The Beast

“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. The decision of the studio, director Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”) and screenwriters Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos to reimagine LeFou (Josh Gad),...

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Logan

Moviegoers unwise enough to take in a showing of “Logan” (Fox), the 10th installment of the Marvel Comics-based X-Men series, will discover that the very first word of the dialogue is a four-letter one beginning with “F” and the last image of the film is sacrilegious. In between, the grumpy...

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Kong: Skull Island

With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread — an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience — “Kong: Skull Island” (Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie. The multiple dangers...

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Before I Fall

Sound values underlie the conversion story “Before I Fall” (Open Road). But the path toward its positive conclusion takes twists and turns that will give the parents of targeted teens pause in considering whether their kids should travel it. Early on in the film, its main character, seemingly...