Protesters in northern England demand their voting rights in “Peterloo.” What they got instead was a massacre.Amazon Studios

Don't expect too much too soon from Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' 

This historical epic leads to a big finish, but there's too much talk along the way.

Review: In 'La Llorona,' a creepy folktale made banal

April 18

Elle Fanning's 'Teen Spirit' sings to the power of pop 

April 18
Drama takes a toe-tapping look at stardom.
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“Avengers: Endgame” marks the final Marvel Cinematic Universe cameo for Stan Lee, who died in November at 95.

'Endgame' marks final cameo for Stan Lee: 'It was like Santa came to set'

"Avengers: Endgame" cast and crew remember the legendary Marvel Comics writer Stan Lee.
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“Avengers: Endgame”

Marvel's Avengers series concludes with overstuffed but entertaining 'Endgame'

Reminders of earlier Avengers films and a welcome dose of humor make for a good "Endgame."
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Director Bill Pohlad announces new musical movie project

Bill Pohlad's last movie as a director was the Brian Wilson biopic, "Love & Mercy," and he's following it up with another tale of musical obsession.
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April 19
Taraji P. Henson in “What Men Want.”

Video review: We want more from 'What Men Want'

We want more from this remake In “What Men Want” (⋆⋆; R; on digital HD Tuesday; DVD and Blu-ray May 7), Taraji P. Henson…
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April 19
Chris Evans in “Avengers: Endgame.”

Movies opening in the Twin Cities April 26

Movies opening Friday   Avengers: Endgame (PG-13) With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers reassemble to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to…
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April 19
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'Curse of La Llorona' more silly than scary

Latest entry in the conjuring genre comes up short.
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April 18
Golshifteh Farahani as Bahar and Emmanuelle Bercot as Mathilde in “Girls of the Sun.”

Mini-reviews of 'Little Woods,' 'Girls of the Sun' and 'Breakthrough'

Girls of the Sun ⋆½ out of four stars Not rated: In English and subtitled French, Kurdish and Arabic. Theater: Edina.   In…
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April 18
Rory Kinnear, center, in “Peterloo.”

British filmmaker Mike Leigh tried to keep politics out of 'Peterloo' – but couldn't

British director Mike Leigh tried to keep contemporary issues out of his 1819 drama. He couldn't.
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April 18
"Avengers: Endgame" cast members, Paul Rudd, from left, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Iger, Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Re

Marvel closes a decade-long story with 'Avengers: Endgame'

About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs plotting the future for the wild, experimental "cinematic universe" that he helped start in 2008 . He wanted to do something that they hadn't done. He wanted an ending.
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April 17
"Penguins" focuses on a character introduced as a five-year-old Adélie penguin the filmmakers have named Steve and his family.

If animals could win Oscars, plucky star of 'Penguins' would be a shoo-in 

Nature film features the most engaging appearance by an animal since "Mr. Ed."
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April 16
Josh Lucas, Chrissy Metz and Marcel Ruiz in “Breakthrough.”

'This Is Us' star Chrissy Metz lifts 'Breakthrough' above the faith-based genre's norm 

Moving drama, based on a true story, offers a daring depiction of a complex, flawed, fierce and faithful woman.
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April 16
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in “Avengers: Endgame.”

'Avengers: Endgame' trailers have given us absolutely nothing – and that's just fine

The Avengers may be the greatest group of superheroes ever assembled on screen. The trailers for “Avengers: Endgame,” however — the final piece to Marvel…
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April 14
Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer in “Shazam!”

'Shazam!' holds top spot for second straight week at the box office

A rush of newcomers couldn't shake "Shazam!" from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with…
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April 12
Benicio Del Toro as convicted killer Richard Matt in "Escape at Dannemora."

Video review: Ben Stiller's great 'Escape'

Director Ben Stiller finds humanity in “Escape at Dannemora” (⋆⋆⋆½), a Showtime miniseries based on the terror two convicts (Paul Dano and Benicio Del…
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April 12
“Penguins”

Movies opening in the Twin Cities April 17 and 19

Movies opening this week Wednesday Breakthrough (PG) A mother prays for her son to come back from the brink of death after an apparent…
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April 11
Aretha Franklin in a scene from the film, "Amazing Grace."

Aretha Franklin's gospel film 'Amazing Grace' finally arrives, and it's as great as you'd expect 

Aretha's soul-stirring film "Amazing Grace" finally lands in theaters, 47 years later.
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April 11
Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman), Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis) and Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana) in “Missing Link.”

Mini reviews of 'Missing Link,' 'Little' and 'The Chaperone'

Missing Link ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: PG for action, peril and mild rude humor.   This tale of people, not-so-mythical beasts and…
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April 11
David Harbour is “Hellboy.”

'Hellboy' reboot is a crazy monster mashup 

This version basks in its chaos.
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April 11
Robert Pattinson in “High Life.”

French director Claire Denis explores morality in outer space 

Murderers confront moral dilemmas in sci-fi "High Life."
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April 7
Jack Dylan Grazer and Zachary Levi in DC’s “Shazam!”

DC's 'Shazam!' soars into first place at the box office

The DC Extended Universe is finally flying with some wind behind its back. The well-reviewed, relatively modestly budgeted "Shazam!" debuted with $53.5 million in sales…
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