Movie Review: ‘Welcome to Marwen’

Steve Carell makes a dedicated effort in his portrayal of Hogancamp. But his performance fails to redeem this project, weird as it is in all the wrong ways.
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Movie Review: ‘Vice’

Considering the history-altering events in which the film's three main characters were involved, a more nuanced approach would have served the audience far better. As it is, "Vice's" main appeal would appear to be the opportunity to hiss at a pair of villains.
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Movie Review: ‘Aquaman’

Viewers taking the plunge to follow his adventures will be treated to a sprawling, lush spectacle. But the DC Comics adaptation built around him also is overlong, overcomplicated and, at times, just plain dumb.
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Movie Review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

It has taken more than half a century, but at long last "Mary Poppins Returns" (Disney). The result is a delightful sequel to the 1964 classic that will divert all but the youngest and most skittish members of the family.
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Movie Review: ‘Creed II’

Working from a script Stallone co-wrote with Juel Taylor, director Steven Caple Jr. handles themes of disability, family estrangement and good sportsmanship with dexterity.
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Movie Review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

The burly demolition specialist who lent his name to 2012's "Wreck-It Ralph" returns to the big screen in the sweet animated follow-up "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (Disney). So too does the best friend he acquired in the first outing, diminutive race car driver Vanellope von Schweetz.
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Movie Review: ‘Halloween’

One of modern Hollywood's most enduring horror franchises turns 40 this year. To mark the occasion, director and co-writer David Gordon Green presents us with "Halloween" (Universal), a direct sequel to the eponymous 1978 original. 
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Movie Review: ‘Venom’

Whatever you do, don't call that alien who has taken up residence in your body a parasite. The polite term, it seems, is symbiote.
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Movie Review: ‘First Man’

By turns the intimate portrait of its elusive subject's inner life and a lavish look back at the sometimes tragic, ultimately triumphant race to the Moon, "First Man," director Damien Chazelle's multidimensional profile of astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), is a splendid piece of moviemaking.
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Movie Review: ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’

For all its spells and incantations, the witchcraft-themed fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" (Universal) lacks magic.
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Movie Review – ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’

Overall, Cronk's sequel, written by Richard Friedenberg and Ken Hixon, is both appealing in its promotion of faith and forgiveness and suitable for a wide audience.
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Movie Review: ‘Searching’

NEW YORK (CNS) — Those on the lookout for an above-average thriller boasting both surprising plot developments and upright basic values will probably be pleased with “Searching” (Screen Gems). While it’s handled discreetly, however, at least one of the many twists and turns taken by director and co-writer Aneesh Chaganty’s gripping feature debut — penned...
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