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For those viewers who are on a steady diet of superhero movies, Sebastian Stan is Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes, or Bucky Barnes, or the Winter Soldier. They're all the same character. For viewers who watch all different sorts of movies and who manage to fit in a few TV series, Stan is some…

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Of all the superhero movies that have flooded our screens in recent years, the one that still stands out as the most fun is 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok," a film that was serious about not taking itself seriously. Even though "Thunder Force" is not up at the same budget - or star power-level as a …

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The movie theater industry has been in desperate need of good news since the beginning of the pandemic. That good news finally came on Sunday thanks to a giant radioactive lizard and an oversized ape.

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Stacker ranked the best '90s movies based on a Stacker score that represents a weighted index split evenly between IMDb and Metacritic scores.

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Spring is a time for reflection and renewal, and Lifetime Television's April movies tap into feelings of faith with a trio of new releases that include one inspirational biography and two cautionary tales.In "Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia," which debuts on April 3, viewers are treated to t…

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Sometimes, filmmakers just pack too much stuff into their movies, hoping to attract viewers by offering a little something for everyone. If it's good stuff, that pushes the plot(s) along, all power to it. Think of "Pulp Fiction," "Boogie Nights," "Nashville," "Snatch." They worked well, with…

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Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Hollywood has kept a close eye on any movie that could give some insights into the film industry's potential renaissance or demise after the pandemic has abated.

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Today's lesson in historical fiction looks at a tale of the scoundrel Sir Francis Drake, the 16th-century British pirate who made a career of stealing treasure from Spain. Actually, Drake is only mentioned once in the heist film "The Vault." It's the finding of one of his bigger, long-missin…

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There's always room for another cracking story of espionage pitting the British against the Nazis. This one, set in rural England, is the idea of comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, who stars - in a dramatic role - and cowrote the screenplay. Although some early publicity suggests the film is b…

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The Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony, have been co-directing feature films and TV shows for a couple of decades. There have been multiple episodes of "Arrested Development" and "Community," along with an underappreciated good movie - "Welcome to Collinwood" - and a forgotten mediocre one - "Y…

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The 1980s and 1990s were Eddie Murphy's time to shine. His three-year run on "SNL" was the jumping-off point that morphed into a movie career that kicked off with "48 Hrs.," "Trading Places," and "Beverly Hills Cop." There followed a mix of sequels, some hits, some misses, the unexpected nut…

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Somewhere between Wakanda and Nexdoria among the fictional nations of Africa lay Zamunda. People old enough to have grandchildren will remember it as the opulent but silly place from which the personable Prince Akeem Joffer hailed in the dubiously dubbed cult classic "Coming to America." Sin…

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It's taken a little longer than usual for a box office smash to beget a sequel. In "Coming to America," Eddie Murphy played Prince Akeem, from the African kingdom of Zamunda - a man hoping to find a wife in Queens. That film was released in 1988. Now, 33 years later, Akeem, and quite a few o…

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Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the Oscar-nominated writers of the 2011 hit comedy "Bridesmaids," finally reunite to stir up more funny business in "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar." The duo, BFFs in real life, wrote the script and co-star as a pair of fluffy-haired best friends who leave t…

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For the fourth filmed version of Noel Coward's hit stage play "Blithe Spirit," director Edward Hall and his battery of script writers have managed to keep much of the ditzy original flavor of the Coward piece - it's still set in 1930s England - but also make it accessible to and funny for mo…

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I can't recall the last film that has been so praised, so nominated by so many film and critics groups as "Nomadland." Categories include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and others. It's also been collecting heaps of …

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I started watching this movie - reluctantly, because someone told me it was about people caught in a time loop, a genre that has worn out its welcome for me. And right there, in the first few minutes, it was as if I was caught in my own time loop, of seeing exactly this sort of film again an…

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Fans of "The Matrix" trilogy will recognize, early on, that there are some similarities between those films and "Bliss." Both are about certain people having choices of living in two different existences. Both involve ingesting special drugs to go from one "place" to the other. Both feature …

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If the kind of movie that you enjoy watching is one that presents a few characters, tosses them together to tell a story, and gets you emotionally involved, then "Palmer" could be for you. But if those characters aren't developed enough to understand their motivations, if the gears that turn…

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Here's what "The Little Things" is, and what it isn't. It's a serial killer drama about a couple of cops on the trail of who they think is committing the crimes. It's not an exploitative story that shows the horrific murders happening. It spells out how the two cops, each of them with very d…

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Forget the ludicrous mini-series "Tiger King," which premiered right around the same time as the pandemic hit America. Forget Tony the Tiger, whose voice and visage have sold millions of boxes of Frosted Flakes. Forget, if you're an old hippie, Tiger Balm, the cooling, menthol-infused cream …

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There's a special sort of small British film that doesn't have a precise label, but often has adjectives such as feelgood or laidback attached to it. Top of my head: "Waking Ned Devine," "Calendar Girls," "The Full Monty," "Happy-Go-Lucky." Frequently they're much more about characters and w…

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For fans of 2017's "Wonder Woman," there's something familiar and comforting about the opening scenes of "Wonder Woman 1984." We're back on the island of Themyscira, circa 1900, populated only by women, all of whom are as athletic as they are stunningly beautiful, and by little Princess Dian…

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Not very cinematic - most of it takes place in a couple of small rooms - with a weak and very sudden out-of-left-field climax, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is nevertheless a marvelously entertaining film that highlights a superb ensemble cast and a couple of standout performances.

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