Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

This vibrant comic-book adaptation follows the double life of seemingly ordinary high school student Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he struggles to keep his extra-curricular crime-fighting activities from his easily worried guardian, Aunt May (Marisa Tomei).
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Movie Review: ‘Despicable Me 3’

Director Pierre Coffin's animated comedy "Despicable Me 3" -- the second direct follow-up to the 2010 original -- turns out to be something of a disappointment, falling short when compared to its predecessors.
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Movie Review: ’47 Meters Down’

Way back in 1975, Steven Spielberg taught the world just how scary sharks can be with his classic "Jaws." Apparently the two main characters in the thriller "47 Meters Down" failed to get the message.
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Movie Review: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

Grown-ups who yearn to connect with their inner 11-year-old boy are given a two-and-a-half-hour window of opportunity to do so in "Transformers: The Last Knight" (Paramount). 
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Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

The movie's fundamental values are sound, if not always clearly expressed.
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Movie Review: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’

Together with a noticeable lack of creative drive, writer—director David Bowers' reliance on scatological humor blights his adaptation of the eponymous novel by Jeff Kinney, the fourth installment of a screen franchise that began in 2010.
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Movie Review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

Rearranging some of the traditional elements of the Arthur legend -- which may or may not be rooted in actual history -- director and co-writer Guy Ritchie comes up with a sort of "Prince and the Pauper" version of events.
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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Sound fundamental values underlie the spirited sci-fi follow-up ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ (Disney). But thematic elements demanding discernment, together with some less than family-friendly dialogue, make this return to the stars best for grown-ups.
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Movie Review - Gifted

Movie Review: ‘Gifted’

'Gifted' examines the proper balance between cultivating youthful talent and the need for even extraordinary kids to lead a normal life.
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Movie Review: ‘The Case for Christ’

As his wife undergoes a gradual conversion to evangelical Christianity an aggressively atheistic Chicago journalist uses his investigative skills to try to disprove the Resurrection, and with it the faith.
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Movie Review: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

The story the film tells is undeniably inspiring. But the manner in which it’s told is dramatically thin.
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