Will Smith stars in the Ang Lee film “Gemini Man.”

Will Smith acts opposite a fake-looking, de-aged version of himself in 'Gemini Man' 

In brightly lit scenes, it looks like 51-year-old Smith is acting in a scene with his dead-eyed video game avatar.

Growing economic disparity a growing topic for filmmakers

October 10
Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer and Constance Wu play strippers running a scam against their rich clients in “Hustlers.”
In recent movies including "Us," "Joker," "Hustlers" and "Parasite," filmmakers explore gap between haves and have-nots.

Natalie Portman depicts one astronaut's rough re-entry in 'Lucy in the Sky' 

October 10
Jon Hamm and Natalie Portman in“Lucy in the Sky.”
"Lucy in the Sky" portrays a woman's search for meaning on Earth after she's seen the cosmos.
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October 14
Zendaya and Tom Holland in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

Spider-Man is staying home

Sony and Disney reach deal to keep the superhero part of the Marvel family.
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October 13
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, “Joker.” (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

'Joker' holds on to top spot for second week

The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box…
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October 12
Jesse Eisenberg and Alessandro Nivola.

Video review: 'The Art of Self-Defense' offers dark comedy

The dark ‘Art’ The dark heart of “The Art of Self-Defense” (R; ⋆⋆⋆) makes it one of the blackest comedies in recent years. After…
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October 11
Angelina Jolie stars in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Oct. 18

Movies opening Friday   Jim Allison: Breakthrough (PG-13) A renegade Texas scientist devotes his life to finding a cure for cancer in this documentary.…
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October 10
Charlize Theron voices Morticia and Oscar Isaac voices Gomez in “The Addams Family.”

'Addams Family' not a new take, but creepy and kooky 

Animated "Addams Family" hews closely to the familiar.
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October 10
Toni Servillo is Silvio Berlusconi in “Loro.” IFC Films

'Loro' romanticizes corrupt and charismatic Silvio Berlusconi 

"Loro" examines Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the people who love him.
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October 6
Joaquin Phoenix plays a much more sinister “Joker.”

'Joker' laughs its way to October box office record

The filmmakers and studio behind "Joker" have reason to put on a happy face. Despite concerns over its violent themes and ramped-up theater security, audiences…
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October 4

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Oct. 11

Movies opening FridayThe Addams Family (PG) Animated version of the story of the peculiar, ghoulish family. With the voices of Oscar Isaac (Gomez)…
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October 4
Sporky (voiced by Tony Hale) and Woody (Tom Hanks) in “Toy Story 4.”

Video review: A fun 'Toy Story' family reunion

A fun 'Toy Story' family reunionThe first three "Toy Story" installments were so good it seemed inevitable that any attempt to recapture that wizardry would…
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October 4
Joaquin Phoenix gives a thrillingly unhinged performance in “Joker.”

Joaquin Phoenix gives the performance of his career as 'Joker'

An origin story of Batman's nemesis is also about what happens when society neglects its most vulnerable.
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October 3
Many hearing-impaired moviegoers have given up on notoriously cumbersome closed-captioning devices.

Why you may be seeing more subtitles at the movies

A growing movement urges open-captioned film screenings for hearing-impaired moviegoers.
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October 3
A band of South American misfit teen revolutionaries takes orders from “The Messenger” (Wilson Salazar) in “Monos.”

'Monos' examines messy darkness of war

"Monos" explores teen guerrillas fighting, flirting and killing in a South American jungle.
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October 3
Sakurako Konishi and Masataka Kubota in “First Love.”

'First Love' tells the tale of a sick boxer and a sex worker

A boxer takes on the mob in Takashi Miike's joyous thriller-romance.
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October 3
Sen. Joseph McCarthy covered the microphones while having a whispered discussion with his chief counsel, Roy Cohn, during a committee hearing in the 1

Trump's mentor revealed in 'Where's My Roy Cohn?'

A fascinating exploration of the man who wrote Donald Trump's playbook.
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September 29
Everest the yeti (voiced by Joseph Izzo) with Yi (Chloe Bennet) in “Abominable.”

'Abominable' opens to friendly viewers

The DreamWorks animated adventure "Abominable" topped the box office with $20.9 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the…
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September 28
Director, screenwriter and St. Louis Park native Ethan Coen is taking a break from making movies with his brother, Joel, to focus on the stage.

Minnesota-raised filmmaker Ethan Coen is 'giving movies a rest'

Trips to the Guthrie Theater as a kid left him "mostly bored." But now the younger Coen brother is focusing on a new play.
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September 27
Joaquin Phoenix stars in “Joker.”

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Oct. 4

MOVIES OPENING FRIDAY   Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (not rated) The story of how the director made his third movie.…
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September 27
Tracy Edwards and Mikaela Von Koskull.

Video review: 'Maiden' sets sail

‘Maiden’ sets sail Minnesotans love their boats, and love being on the water. The inspiring documentary “Maiden” (⋆⋆⋆) has plenty of both. Tracy Edwards…
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September 26
Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in "Judy."
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In 'Judy,' Zellweger balances the shaky superstar with the big-hearted person 

Renée Zellweger's bold step into Judy Garland's ruby-red slippers should invigorate her career.
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September 26
Andre Hyland and Michael Abbott Jr. in “The Death of Dick Long.”

'Dick Long' proves almost offputtingly uncomfortable yet funny 

Film features a disturbing plot twist.
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