Movies
November 14, 2019
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Adam Driver in a scene from "The Report." (Atsushi Nishijima/Amazon Studios via AP)

CIA torture tactics at the center of new thriller starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening 

Scott Z. Burns gives his CIA drama the feel of a '70s thriller.
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November 8, 2019
Ella Balinska, Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott in “Charlie’s Angels.”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday   Charlie’s Angels (PG-13) When an engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie’s Angels are called into action. Cyrano,…
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November 7, 2019
In this sequel to the 1980 film “The Shining,” Ewan McGregor’s Dan Torrance, now aimless and alcoholic, is drawn back into a world he thought he

'The Shining' sequel 'Dr. Sleep': Precisely two-thirds of it is good 

Starring Ewan McGregor, the film works, to a point.
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November 7, 2019
Emilia Clarke plays a Christmas-store elf whose life is a bit of a mess.

'Last Christmas' an enjoyable holiday movie with big stars and a big budget 

The delightful "Last Christmas" has a Hallmark-Lifetime holiday movie vibe, but with bigger stars and a bigger budget.
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November 7, 2019
Nick Jonas as Bruno Gaido in “Midway.”

Nostalgic 'Midway' gives its heroes short shrift through information overload 

The sheer amount of detail "Midway" tries to convey comes at the cost of its narrative impact.
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November 6, 2019
Shannen Doherty starred in the 1995 movie “Mallrats.”

Cast and crew revisit '90s Minnesota cult classic 'Mallrats'

Cast members will be signing memorabilia and posing for pictures during the inaugural edition of GalaxyCon Minneapolis.
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November 3, 2019
Linda Hamilton in “Terminator: Dark Fate.”

'Terminator: Dark Fate' tops box office, but it's no smash

It might be judgment day for the Terminator franchise.Despite generally favorable reviews and the return of star Linda Hamilton and producer James Cameron, "Terminator: Dark…
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November 2, 2019
Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep.

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday Doctor Sleep (R) Years after the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) meets a girl with similar…
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November 2, 2019
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New on home video: 'Ophelia' a clever tale

A clever tale Director Claire McCarthy (“The Waiting City”) and writer Semi Chellas (“Mad Men”) took a major gamble with “Ophelia” (⋆⋆⋆). The intriguing tale…
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October 31, 2019
Mackenzie Davis and Linda Hamilton in “Terminator: Dark Fate.”

'Terminator: Dark Fate' is best thing to happen to the franchise since 'Judgment Day' 

In "Dark Fate," Linda Hamilton saves the world, and a franchise is lifted out of mediocrity.
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October 31, 2019
4130_D002_00630_RCynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in HARRIET, a Focus Features release.Credit: Glen Wilson / Focus Features

Biopic of Harriet Tubman is flawed, but star Cynthia Erivo is excellent

Cynthia Erivo's forthright performance as Harriet is the movie's biggest asset.
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October 31, 2019
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Edward Norton in “Motherless Brooklyn.” GLEN WILSON • Warner Bros.

Edward Norton loosely adapts beloved novel 'Motherless Brooklyn'

Edward Norton's detective character in "Motherless Brooklyn" has a way with words — and with clues.
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October 27, 2019
Angelina Jolie stars in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”

For an encore, 'Joker' rebounds to No. 1

Put on a happy face. "Joker" is No. 1 again.Todd Phillips' R-rated comic-book hit regained the top spot at the weekend box office in its…
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October 25, 2019

Video review: 'A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish'

In “A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish” (⋆⋆⋆) Katherine “Kat” Decker (Laura Marano) dreams of becoming a famous singer-songwriter, but she is being held back emotionally…
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October 25, 2019
Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in “Terminator: Dark Fate.”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday By the Grace of God (not rated) Three men, friends from childhood, question their lives and relationships. Cyrano, My Love…
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October 24, 2019
Williem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in “The Lighthouse.”

Get ready to be creeped out, and puzzled, by latest Robert Pattinson drama 

Robert Pattinson makes another offbeat choice with challenging black-and-white drama.
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October 24, 2019
Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson in “Black and Blue.”

'Black and Blue' a bruising police thriller 

"Black and Blue" is a lean, mean corrupt-cop thriller.
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October 24, 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch (center right) as Thomas Edison in “The Current War.”

'Current War' offers lots of electricity, but no great spark 

The dazzling filmmaking in "Current War" isn't enough to hide the story's Wikipedia-esque feel.
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October 20, 2019
From left, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone in “Zombieland: Double Tap.”

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'

The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely.Studios on Sunday say…
Inspired
October 20, 2019
Neve Campbell Credit: Associated Press

Report: Neve Campbell to play mom of dying Twin Cities teen who wrote 'Clouds'

The song became a worldwide sensation at the time of his death from a rare form of bone cancer in May 2013.
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