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Movie spoilers are everywhere in the age of social media

Movie spoilers are everywhere in the age of social media

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Movie review: Ronan's pitch-perfect performance guides quirky coming-of-age story 'Lady Bird'

Movie review: Ronan's pitch-perfect performance guides quirky coming-of-age story 'Lady Bird'

“LADY BIRD” — 3 stars — Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts, Lois Smith; R (language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying); in ... Read More
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Movie review: Frances McDormand goes mama bear in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Movie review: Frances McDormand goes mama bear in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

“THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” — 3½ stars — Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges; R (violence, language throughout and some ... Read More
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Video game review: 'Fire Emblem Warriors' is a fantastic action/strategy game

Video game review: 'Fire Emblem Warriors' is a fantastic action/strategy game

Even though Omega Force’s “Warriors” video game series has been hit or miss over the years, its bright spots tend to be crossovers with ... Read More
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Several forgotten films worth checking out are new to DVD, Blu-ray

Several forgotten films worth checking out are new to DVD, Blu-ray

Several old movies have come to DVD or Blu-ray for the first time this week, led by a 1966 Mexican western with a surprising authorship.
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Movie review: Talk-heavy 'Last Flag Flying' searches for the complex meaning of military service

Movie review: Talk-heavy 'Last Flag Flying' searches for the complex meaning of military service

“LAST FLAG FLYING” — 3 stars — Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, J. Quinton Johnson, Deanna Reed-Foster; R (language throughout including some sexual references); Broadway
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Movie review: Charming new film says Dickens is 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

Movie review: Charming new film says Dickens is 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

“THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS” — 3 stars — Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Morfydd Clark, Ger Ryan; PG (thematic elements and some mild ... Read More
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Movie review: Pixar's 'Coco' will turn the hearts of the children to their fathers

Movie review: Pixar's 'Coco' will turn the hearts of the children to their fathers

“COCO” — 3 stars — Voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor; PG (thematic elements); in general release
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Disney/Pixar releases 'Incredibles 2' trailer starring baby Jack-Jack and his superpowers

Disney/Pixar releases 'Incredibles 2' trailer starring baby Jack-Jack and his superpowers

Disney/Pixar released an official trailer for “Incredibles 2” Nov. 18 following a teaser clip posted on Twitter the day before.
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Lindsey Stirling breaks out her violin for flawless performance in 'Dancing With The Stars' finale,

Lindsey Stirling breaks out her violin for flawless performance in 'Dancing With The Stars' finale,

If her words and her performances on Monday night were any indication, Lindsey Stirling is a competitor and she really wants to win “Dancing With ... Read More
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Movie review: Documentary 'Jane' celebrates Goodall's life and work with newly discovered footage

Movie review: Documentary 'Jane' celebrates Goodall's life and work with newly discovered footage

“JANE” — 3 stars — Jane Goodall; not rated; Broadway
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Curious 'The Star' puts a creative animated spin on the Nativity story

Curious 'The Star' puts a creative animated spin on the Nativity story

“THE STAR” — 2 1/2 stars — Voices of Steven Yeun, Kristin Chenoweth, Zachary Levi, Aidy Bryant, Keegan-Michael Key; PG (thematic elements); in general release
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Movie review: Remarkable 'Dealt' explores the complex challenge of facing disability

Movie review: Remarkable 'Dealt' explores the complex challenge of facing disability

“DEALT” — 4 stars — Richard Turner, Johnny Thompson, Max Maven, Armando Lucero; not rated, but likely PG for scattered profanity; Tower
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Have You Seen This? Molten hot lava catches GoPro on fire, footage survives

Have You Seen This? Molten hot lava catches GoPro on fire, footage survives



THE VOLCANO — I have an intense fear and fascination with molten hot lava.
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Is 'Justice League' OK for your kids?

Is 'Justice League' OK for your kids?

THE MOVIE THEATER — If I had to pick one superhero franchise based solely on its superhero lineup, it would always be DC— I have always ... Read More
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The Clean Cut: Seattle dad transforms driveway into life-sized Diagon Alley

The Clean Cut: Seattle dad transforms driveway into life-sized Diagon Alley

SALT LAKE CITY — How long does it take to create Diagon Alley?
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3 Agatha Christie DVDs lead TV shows on home video this week

3 Agatha Christie DVDs lead TV shows on home video this week

With the new “Murder on the Orient Express” film hitting theaters, a TV version of the story is being released on DVD, along with a ... Read More
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‘Wind River,’ ‘Glass Castle,’ ‘Cars 3’ on home video this week

‘Wind River,’ ‘Glass Castle,’ ‘Cars 3’ on home video this week

“Wind River,” “The Glass Castle” and “Cars 3” lead new movies on Blu-ray, DVD and streaming sites this week.
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Movie review: Snyder starts to hit his DC stride in fun, exciting 'Justice League'

Movie review: Snyder starts to hit his DC stride in fun, exciting 'Justice League'

“JUSTICE LEAGUE” — 3 stars — Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller; PG-13 (sequences of sci-fi violence and action); in general release
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Movie review: Young Tremblay anchors Chbosky's thoughtful, moving 'Wonder'

Movie review: Young Tremblay anchors Chbosky's thoughtful, moving 'Wonder'

“WONDER” — 4 stars — Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Daveed Diggs, Mandy Patinkin; PG (thematic elements, including bullying and some mild language); in ... Read More
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Unfortunately, R-rated superhero flicks are here to stay

Unfortunately, R-rated superhero flicks are here to stay

One of the sillier trends I’ve seen is online fans campaigning for R-rated versions of franchise flicks, specifically superhero pictures like “Deadpool” and “Logan.”
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Have You Seen This? 217 skydivers break world record

Have You Seen This? 217 skydivers break world record



THE SKY — I have never jumped out of an airplane and due to my girthy nature, I'm not sure I'm going to anytime ... Read More
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Liked 'Thor: Ragnarok'? Here are 6 upcoming Marvel movies through 2019

Liked 'Thor: Ragnarok'? Here are 6 upcoming Marvel movies through 2019

"Thor: Ragnarok," Marvel Studios’ best-reviewed film to date, marks a halfway point for Marvel’s third wave of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase ... Read More
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Will Joss Whedon's Superman give 'Justice League' the divine help it needs?

Will Joss Whedon's Superman give 'Justice League' the divine help it needs?

The website hollywoodjesus.com finds Christian imagery and parables in mass media and shares it in its movie reviews. Was E.T. a type of ... Read More
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10 family-friendly YouTube series that are just as good as real TV shows

10 family-friendly YouTube series that are just as good as real TV shows

No need to grab the TV remote — some of the best series out there are accessible with just a few taps of your computer keyboard ... Read More
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Video game review: 'Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle' offers satisfying strategy, annoying Rabbids

Video game review: 'Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle' offers satisfying strategy, annoying Rabbids

"Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle" is a surprising, funny and creative strategy game with a few minor flaws. Ubisoft’s Paris studio threw out Nintendo’s ... Read More
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What parents should know about 'Murder on the Orient Express'

What parents should know about 'Murder on the Orient Express'

THE MOVIE THEATER — Sometimes a movie comes along that is pretty OK and manages to do it without the use of gratuitous sex or violence ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Skunk vs. cougar showdown

Have You Seen This? Skunk vs. cougar showdown



THE GREAT WHITE NORTH — So this video comes from Canada and shows a wild and ferocious cougar running in fear from a tiny skunk. It ... Read More
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Movie review: Charming documentary 'Faces Places' follows 88-year-old photographer across France

Movie review: Charming documentary 'Faces Places' follows 88-year-old photographer across France

"FACES PLACES" — 3 stars — Agnes Varda, JR, Jeannine Carpentier, Jean Luc-Godard; PG (brief nudity and thematic elements); Broadway
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This new mobile app will be better than Pokemon Go (hint: it involves Harry Potter)

This new mobile app will be better than Pokemon Go (hint: it involves Harry Potter)

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better than the mobile app Pokemon Go, it does.
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Routine 'Daddy's Home 2' is good for a few laughs, but not much else

Routine 'Daddy's Home 2' is good for a few laughs, but not much else

“DADDY'S HOME 2” — 2 stars — Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, John Cena, Linda Cardellini; PG-13 (suggestive material and some language); in ... Read More
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Movie review: Great cast can't rescue Branagh's 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Movie review: Great cast can't rescue Branagh's 'Murder on the Orient Express'

“MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS” — 2½ stars — Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Josh ... Read More
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Movie review: Time-toggling 'Wonderstruck' explores a world where sound is compromised

Movie review: Time-toggling 'Wonderstruck' explores a world where sound is compromised

“WONDERSTRUCK” — 2½ stars — Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Jaden Michael; PG (thematic elements and smoking); in general release
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Have You Seen This? Dad saves the day, like usual

Have You Seen This? Dad saves the day, like usual



DADVILLE — As a dad, I relate to this video.
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The Clean Cut: Carrie Underwood pays tribute to Las Vegas victims with Christian hymn

The Clean Cut: Carrie Underwood pays tribute to Las Vegas victims with Christian hymn

Carrie Underwood sang “Softly and Tenderly” at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Performing the Christian ... Read More
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Holiday movie favorites earn Blu-ray upgrades

Holiday movie favorites earn Blu-ray upgrades

In keeping with my policy of not writing about holiday DVDs until November at the earliest, here is a passel of Blu-ray upgrades and new ... Read More
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Christmas episodes of popular TV shows have been released on DVD

Christmas episodes of popular TV shows have been released on DVD

If you look forward to holiday-themed episodes of your favorite TV series, these new DVDs are for you.
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Video game review: 'Super Mario Odyssey' is a masterpiece in every sense of the word

Video game review: 'Super Mario Odyssey' is a masterpiece in every sense of the word

It’s rare that a video game like "Super Mario Odyssey" comes around. While some game makers and studios excel in numerous respects, they very ... Read More
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Here's looking at you, 'Casablanca’ — 75 years later

Here's looking at you, 'Casablanca’ — 75 years later

Here's a poser: Which movies are the best or most beloved or most popular of all time?
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Movie review: Unique documentary 'Dina' follows an autistic couple preparing for marriage

Movie review: Unique documentary 'Dina' follows an autistic couple preparing for marriage

"DINA" — 3 stars — Dina Buno, Scott Levin; unrated; Broadway
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Game Review: 'Cuphead' is a video game straight out of the 1930s

Game Review: 'Cuphead' is a video game straight out of the 1930s

Platforms: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
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Review: After bad predecessors, new 'Thor' movie redeems itself

Review: After bad predecessors, new 'Thor' movie redeems itself

ASGARD — Just when I think the ‘Thor’ movies couldn’t possibly be any dumber, they go and make something like Ragnarok... and totally redeems itself.
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Movie review: Documentary 'I'll Push You' is a moving testament to friendship, human kindness

Movie review: Documentary 'I'll Push You' is a moving testament to friendship, human kindness

“I’LL PUSH YOU” — 3 stars — Patrick Gray, Justin Skeesuck, Ted Hardy, Michael Turner; PG-13 (language); "I'll Push You" was screened Thursday and will ... Read More
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Movie review: 'On Wings of Eagles' gives 'Chariots of Fire' runner a World War II-themed sequel

Movie review: 'On Wings of Eagles' gives 'Chariots of Fire' runner a World War II-themed sequel

"ON WINGS OF EAGLES" — 2½ stars — Joseph Fiennes, Elizabeth Arends, Bruce Locke, Shawn Dou; PG-13 (violent images); available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other ... Read More
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Have You Seen This? Sleepy toddler is best part of wedding

Have You Seen This? Sleepy toddler is best part of wedding

THE DMV — There are few things I love more than a good nap.
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Why some theaters may not show ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ this December

Why some theaters may not show ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ this December

The Force may be too strong for some movie theaters across America, which may not show "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" when it premieres later ... Read More
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Movie review: 'Princess Bride' director paints compelling portrait of former president in 'LBJ'

Movie review: 'Princess Bride' director paints compelling portrait of former president in 'LBJ'

“LBJ” — 3 starsWoody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bill Pullman, Zack Carter, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins; R (language); in general release
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Movie review: Waititi puts a humorous deadpan stamp on fantastic 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Movie review: Waititi puts a humorous deadpan stamp on fantastic 'Thor: Ragnarok'

“THOR: RAGNAROK” — 3 ½ stars — Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba; PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi violence ... Read More
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Latest Planet of the Apes flick is on Blu-ray, DVD and streaming sites

Latest Planet of the Apes flick is on Blu-ray, DVD and streaming sites

The latest Planet of the Apes prequel, completing the current trilogy, is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and various streaming platforms.
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Vintage films ‘Sea Wolf,’ ‘Frisco Bay’ make Blu-ray, DVD debut

Vintage films ‘Sea Wolf,’ ‘Frisco Bay’ make Blu-ray, DVD debut

Vintage movies on Blu-ray and/or DVD for the first time are led by a couple of powerful Edward G. Robinson pictures.
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