Ryan Reynolds as the title character and Karan Soni in “Deadpool 2.”

Ryan Reynolds' 'Deadpool 2' is more of the same, but more so

Sequel follows the original's template but revs up everything.

'Pope Francis' is a moving portrait of a religious rock star

May 18
Pope Francis is the subject of the documentary “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.”
Despite its subject's worldwide popularity, Wim Wenders documentary "Pope Francis" shows a humble man.

Mary Steenburgen offers mix of sweet and sinister

May 17
“I don’t know what it is society expects from women my age,” said Mary Steenburgen, 65, who’s appearing in “Book Club.”
Versatile veteran actor Mary Steenburgen knows how to coax a laugh but is equally at home with the dark side.
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May 20
How much fun would it be to see real-life husband and wife Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett play the roles that Lorraine Bracco and Ray Liotta ori

'Grumpy Old Women'? Some gender-swap ideas

Five filmmakers suggest the remakes they want to see.
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May 19

Movies opening May 25

Opening Friday   The House of Tomorrow (not rated) The story of futurist/architect/inventor R. Buckminster Fuller through the lens of two teens hoping to…
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May 18
Natassia Gorey-Furber and Hamilton Morris in “Sweet Country.”

Aussie 'Sweet Country' focuses on racism in the Outback

A western with a Down Under twist A bleak story presented with great style, “Sweet Country” (⋆⋆⋆, rated R for violence and language) is…
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May 17
Max, voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, in “Show Dogs.” Open Road Films

Mini reviews of 'Show Dogs,' 'Let the Sunshine In' and 'Bye Bye Germany'

Show Dogs ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: PG for suggestive and rude humor, strong language and some action, including animals in peril.  …
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May 17
Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn in “Beast.”

British thriller 'Beast' shatters expectations

Think you know where the story is going? Think again.
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May 17
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A moving portrait of a religious rock star

Despite his worldwide popularity, 'Pope Francis' shows a humble man.
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May 17
Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen join the “Book Club.”Paramount Pictures

'Book Club' offers Fonda, Keaton, Steenburgen, Bergen — and disappointment

A great ensemble cast of veteran stars is squandered in a silly, pointless romantic comedy.
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May 15
'Solo' both breaks the mold and pays homage to the 'Star Wars' franchise

'Solo' both breaks the mold and pays homage to the 'Star Wars' franchise

Clever stand-alone episode is Han's coming-of-age saga.
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May 14
Tom Hardy stars as "Venom." (Sony)

Now that we've seen Tom Hardy's Venom, do we want to see the movie more or less?

There is perhaps no bigger comic book-inspired cinematic enigma than Sony's "Venom" movie, which will arrive in theaters this October.After a seemingly pointless teaser trailer…
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May 11
Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther.”

Video review: 'Black Panther' as revolutionary hero

A revolutionary hero Like last year’s “Wonder Woman,” “Black Panther” (⋆⋆⋆, PG-13) takes a revolutionary stance on how we should recognize heroes. The…
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May 11

Movies opening May 18

Movies opening friday   Beast (not rated) A troubled woman is torn between her oppressive family and a secretive outsider. Book Club…
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May 11
Melissa McCarthy is the “Life of the Party.”

Thanks to Melissa McCarthy, 'Life of the Party' is worth celebrating 

Goofy characters make predictable comedy fun.
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May 11
Margot Robbie in “Terminal.” RLJE Films

Margot Robbie's 'Terminal' is the end-all of nasty thrillers

Margot Robbie radically changes direction after "I, Tonya."
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May 10

Mini reviews of 'Summer in the Forest' and 'Racer and the Jailbird'

Summer in the Forest ⋆⋆⋆out of four stars Unrated by the MPAA. Theater: Lagoon.   Offering a hopeful vision of a world where everyone…
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May 10
Melissa McCarthy in a scene from "Life of the Party."

Co-stars got 'Life' lessons from Melissa McCarthy

Debby Ryan and Gillian Jacobs say "Life of the Party" was like an acting master class.
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May 10
Ajiona Alexus and Gabrielle Union are a terrorized daughter and mother in “Breaking In.” Universal Pictures

Gabrielle Union's 'Breaking In' is too taut for its own good

Home invasion thriller leaves little room for its star to shine.
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May 9
Charlize Theron plays an overburdened, sleep-deprived mom in “Tully.”

Diablo Cody addresses mental-health controversy surrounding her motherhood movie 'Tully'

Skeptics question the Diablo Cody-written film's portrayal of postpartum depression.
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May 9
Mackenzie Davis and Charlize Theron in “Tully.”

Charlize Theron's comic-drama 'Tully' is an early Mother's Day gift

It paints a touchingly realistic portrait of motherhood.
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May 8
This combination photo shows Keanu Reeves attending the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss "John Wick: Chapter 2" in New York on Feb. 2, 2017, left, and

Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter to reprise roles in third 'Bill & Ted' film

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will reprise their roles as “Ted” Theodore Logan and “Bill” S. Preston Esq. in “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” the…
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May 8
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reminisces with her granddaughter, Clara Spera, in a scene from “RBG.”

Filmmakers waited patiently for their opportunity to make 'RBG'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hesitant about being the subject of a documentary.
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