Movie Review: ‘The Lion King’

Advances in moviemaking technology allow a story that could only previously be told as a cartoon to be enacted, so to speak, by animals. And so we get "The Lion King" (Disney).
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Movie Review: ‘Crawl’

What Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" did for sharks, director Alexandre Aja's deliberately claustrophobic chiller "Crawl" (Paramount) sets out to do for alligators.
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Movie Review: ‘Stuber’

With a shared-economy premise that's no doubt meant to be timely and an odd-couple pairing as hoary as David Letterman's beard, "Stuber" (Fox) takes viewers for a spin. But the result is no joy ride.
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Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Snappy and substantial, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" (Columbia), director Jon Watts' follow-up to his 2017 feature "Spider-Man: Homecoming," is an adventure full of bloodless derring-do and gentle, innocent romance. As a result, many parents may consider it acceptable for older teens.
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Movie Review: ‘Yesterday’

Fans of the lads from Liverpool will rejoice over the mostly amiable Beatles-themed comedy "Yesterday" (Universal). Parents of teens anxious to patronize the film, however, will have mixed feelings, given the lapses in behavior and language it includes.
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Movie Review: ‘Toy Story 4’

Deftly juggling humor, sentiment and even clever gothic material, director Josh Cooley and screenwriters Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom deliver a delightful addition to the animated franchise that has filled out sporadically since 1995.
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Men in Black: International

With "Men in Black: International" (Columbia), director F. Gary Gray serves up an amusing and stylish reboot of the sci-fi comedy franchise that kicked off in 1997.
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Movie Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’

Lessons about overcoming fear and helping those in need are featured in "The Secret Life of Pets 2" (Universal).
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Movie Review: ‘Aladdin’

Though the magical tale of Aladdin is centuries old, it's probably best known to contemporary audiences through two relatively recent products of pop culture: the 1992 animated film with Robin Williams and the Broadway musical derived from it, which continues a run that began in 2014.
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Movie Review: ‘Hesburgh’

In the documentary "Hesburgh," filmmaker Patrick Creadon provides an informative, though wholly uncritical, biography chronicling many of his globetrotting subject's varied endeavors and accomplishments.
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Movie Review: ‘Tolkien’

By turns lyrical and moving, "Tolkien" (Fox Searchlight) is a sophisticated profile of the future novelist's youth that succeeds on a number of levels.
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Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Aficionados of the Marvel Comics universe are likely to be thrilled by the sweeping epic "Avengers: Endgame" (Disney).
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