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'Allied' review: The ingredients of a great film aren't enough to make it so

Brad Pitt has been in the news far more than usual these past few months, making it nearly impossible to forget that "Allied," the latest offering from Robert Zemeckis, was initially said to be at the root of Pitt's very public split from actress Angelina Jolie. All of the drama surrounding Pitt'... Read more

Movie review: 'Rules Don't Apply' is a frantic mess

What better way to round out the month of November 2016 than with a hectic, over-stuffed biopic about an eccentric billionaire despot who uses his inherited wealth to make a giant mess of things in both the entertainment industry and federal government? Truly, there's a deep sense of irony in the... Read more

Movie review: Brad Pitt disappoints in 'Allied'

Brad Pitt has obviously taken a keen interest in the milieu of the World War II film, having starred in "Inglorious Basterds," "Fury" and now "Allied." But while the previous two focused on the grimy battlefield relationships of men, the quieter "Allied" takes on the tussle of intimate partnershi... Read more

Movie review: 'Moana' will set your imagination soaring

Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) isn't your average Disney heroine. For one thing, she has no interest in the title of "princess." She might be the daughter of the chief, but make no mistake, she'd rather be called a "wayfinder" - an oceanic navigator guiding ships throughout the Pacific Ocean. When she e... Read more

Movie review: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' delightful, dark Harry Potter prequel is more grown-up

Parents need to know that "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is a prequel to the Harry Potter movies. Based on J.K. Rowling's original story, it takes place in 1920s New York City and follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a magizoologist and author of a Hogwarts textbook that catalogs m... Read more

Movie review: 'Nocturnal Animals' is surreal meditation on love, jealousy

Horrific crimes are committed in the suspense thriller "Nocturnal Animals," harms that are both concrete and abstract. Most involve one person, perhaps a husband or a wife, planning to take another's life. Some arise in affluent urban surroundings that are minimalist, sterile and abstract. Others... Read more

Your family guide to 2016 holiday movies

The holidays are a big time for movie fans, with many of the year's biggest releases coming out throughout November and December. This year, you can expect big-budget spin-offs like "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" ("Harry Potter!"), Marvel's "Doctor Strange," and "Rogue One: A Star Wars... Read more

Eddie Redmayne's bag of tricks

Eddie Redmayne has no problem with versatility. He has scored technical and emotional knockouts as a true-life, transgender pioneer in "The Danish Girl," British physicist Stephen Hawking in the throes of mobility-reducing ALS disease in "The Theory of Everything," a sinister, whispering, mumblin... Read more

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