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Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he's gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic "Live by Night ." It looks and sounds right and all the elements are there: A conflicted anti-hero with … more
HIDDEN FIGURES (PG)Set in 1961 Virginia, this fact-based drama, adapted from Margot Lee Shetterly's non-fiction book, is about three peripheral characters at NASA— mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), budding engineer Mary … more
ASSASSIN'S CREED (PG-13)Michael Fassbender stars in this action-adventure epic based on the popular time-travel video game. With Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons. 2 hours 28 minutes. BM COLLATERAL BEAUTY (PG-13)Riddled with despair after suffering a … more
Theodore Melfi's buoyant "Hidden Figures" is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable actresses playing black women who wouldn't be stopped.Set in 1961 Virginia, the fact-based … more
2016 was not a good year for a variety of reasons, only one of which will be addressed here. After a stellar 2015, the movies of 2016 failed to impress as a whole, with the late-arriving Oscar contenders raising the caliber of the movie year to a … more
ASSASSIN'S CREED (PG-13)Michael Fassbender stars in this action-adventure epic based on the popular time-travel video game. With Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons. 2 hours 28 minutes. BM / NAMCOLLATERAL BEAUTY (PG-13)Riddled with despair after … more
In "Assassin's Creed " a death row inmate is saved by a shadowy organization because they need him to unlock the memories of his 15th century ancestor Aguilar to find the location of an apple that contains the genetic code to free will because … more
LOS ANGELES — It was an intergalactic holiday at movie theaters as "Rogue One" blasted past a spate of new releases to hold onto the top spot at the weekend box office.The "Star Wars" story added another $96 million to its coffers over the … more
One can imagine the pitch meeting: It's "American Idol," but animated, and everyone's an animal.We'll star a cuddly koala. We'll get McConaughey, Witherspoon, some other A-listers. We'll throw in everyone's favorite pop songs — get Legal on … more
With its cast of Oscar-caliber actors and pervasive theme of loss, "Collateral Beauty" should have been a deeply moving tear-jerker. Instead, it comes off as a melodramatic contrivance.It's unfortunate — not just because it's a waste of an … more
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