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With new film 'Pavarotti,' Ron Howard gives Ken Burns a run for his money: 'I love history'

Ron Howard took us to the moon and into hyperspace. Now he profiles a stratospheric singer.

Like Emma Thompson? Then you'll have no problem overlooking rough spots in new comedy 

June 13
Emma Thompson is an ill-tempered talk-show host in “Late Night.”
Emma Thompson is the lure in a workplace comedy that only occasionally rises to her level.

She's the real star in the Marvel Cinema Universe

June 13
Robert Downey Jr. as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark in "Iron Man."
One woman has cast more than a thousand actors in Marvel live-action movies.
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June 16
Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth star in the top draw, “Men in Black: International.”

Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft'

Brand familiarity isn't everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with…
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June 14
Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in “Men in Black: International.”

Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth save the day (and the movie) in new 'Men in Black' 

The stars are a dynamic duo, as proven in the recent "Thor: Ragnarok."
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June 14

Movies opening in the Twin Cities June 21

Movies opening FridayEcho in the Canyon (PG-13) A look at the roots of the music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, featuring the music of…
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June 13
Darren Mann and Josh Wiggins in "Giant Little Ones."

Video review: Teen drama 'Giant Little Ones' shows big emotional fallout

The coming-of-age story “Giant Little Ones” (⋆⋆⋆; R) works because of a masterful script by director/writer Keith Behrman. Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas…
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June 13
Luciano Pavarotti in “Pavarotti,” a documentary by Ron Howard.

Pavarotti documentary hits a personal note: 'His life was an opera' 

Documentary focuses on the man more than his music.
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June 13
Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver in “The Dead Don’t Die.”

Jim Jarmusch's 'Dead Don't Die' never comes to life 

Zombie comedy has an all-star cast trapped in a flat B-movie.
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June 13

'Shaft' update falls victim to bad taste 

Ugly homophobic jokes offend rather than amuse.
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June 13
Iconic designer Halston and one of his muses, Liza Minnelli, photographed by Berry Berenson Perkins.

Mini reviews of 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco,' 'Halston' and 'American Woman'

The Last Black Man in San Francisco⋆⋆⋆½ out of four starsRated: R for profanity, nudity and drug use.Theater: Uptown.This is a movie about real…
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June 13
A courier delivery man (Alexandre Landry) and Montreal's priciest escort (Maripier Morin) navigate a world of underworld riches in Denys Arcand's "The

Canadian filmmaker Arcand's 'American Empire' series goes astray 

Last film in Denys Arcand trilogy comes up short.
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June 9
Jessica Chastain, left, and Sophie Turner in “Dark Phoenix,” which dropped to No. 2 at the box office.

'Secret Life of Pets 2' bests 'Dark Phoenix'

After nearly 20 years and a dozen films, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper.Scorched by poor reviews, the $200…
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June 7
Adam Driver stars in “The Dead Don’t Die.”

Movies opening June 14 in the Twin Cities

Movies opening FridayAmerican Woman (R) A woman raises her young grandson after her daughter disappears.The Dead Don't Die (R) A peaceful town battles…
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June 6
Jessica Chastain, left, and Sophie Turner in “Dark Phoenix.”

Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain turn X-Men franchise into X-Women with 'Dark Phoenix' 

"Dark Phoenix" works a nifty gender reversal on the superhero sci-fi series.
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June 6
Haley Lu Richardson in “Five Feet Apart.”

Video review: 'Five Feet Apart' shows bittersweet young love

The movie's poignant message is that life is fleeting.
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June 6
Writer/director Liam O Mochain co-stars in the Irish anthology film “Lost & Found.”

Mini reviews of 'Walking on Water' and 'Lost & Found'

Walking on Water ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Not rated: Includes mild profanity. In English and subtitled Italian. Theater: Lagoon.   The 2016…
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June 6
Blythe Danner and John Lithgow in “The Tomorrow Man.”

Lithgow and Danner almost save 'The Tomorrow Man' 

Stars' performances make this silly movie at least watchable.
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June 6
Duke (voiced by Eric Stonestreet), Liam (Henry Lynch) and Max (Patton Oswalt) in “The Secret Life of Pets 2.”

'Secret Life of Pets' sequel offers more of same for animal lovers 

Like the hit original, "Secret Life of Pets 2" is aimed squarely at animal lovers.
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June 3
Tyler Perry in “A Madea Family Funeral.”

Video review: Low humor and high melodrama in 'A Madea Family Funeral'

All in the family for Madea “A Madea Family Funeral” (⋆⋆⋆; PG-13), which Tyler Perry has said is the last film for his granny…
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June 2
The real stars of “Godzilla : King of the Monsters,” are sound designers Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van Der Ryn. Their aural creature designs actually

At the box office: A diminished 'Godzilla' still bests 'Rocketman,' 'Ma'

The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from "Aladdin" and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office,…
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June 1

Movies opening in the Twin Cities June 7

Movies opening Friday   Dark Phoenix (PG-13) Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) develops powers that corrupt and turn her to a dark place. Ghost…
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May 30
McKaley Miller and Octavia Spencer in “Ma.”

Mini reviews of 'Meeting Gorbachev' and 'Ma'

Meeting Gorbachev ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Not rated: But contains nothing objectionable; in subtitled Russian and German. Theater: Lagoon.   Former Soviet…
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