Slumberland

Based on the century-old comic strip ‘Little Nemo in Slumberland’, this fantastical (and fantastic), wildly inventive ride from director Francis Lawrence (‘Water for Elephants’, ‘The Hunger Games’) is a visual treat, chock-full of marvelous visual effects, but it’s also a thrilling and heartfelt story about a young, orphaned girl who […]

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The People We Hate at the Wedding

Based on the 2016 bestseller, this no-holds-barred dysfunctional family comedy centers on a pair of black sheep siblings who have to travel to England for their posh half-sister’s wedding, much to their delight of their collective mother. Starring Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, and Ben Platt, it’s a little bit raunchy, […]

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She Said

Chronicling the birth of the ‘Me Too’ movement and the simultaneous downfall of Harvey Weinstein, this fact-based drama stars Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan as the ‘New York Times’ reporters who brought everything to light. Very much in the vein of ‘Spotlight’ and ‘All the President’s Men’, it’s an absolutely […]

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Christmas With You

Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Aimee Garcia star in this mawkish, Hallmark-y holiday flick that pales in comparison to the similarly plotted ‘Marry Me’ from earlier this year. Garcia is a borderline has-been pop star needing a career boost, so she naturally turns to a small town music teacher to turn […]

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A Christmas Story Christmas

Picking up 30+ years after the 1940-set, beloved classic, this sequel—which stars much of the original cast—finds all-grown-up Ralphie heading home from Chicago to celebrate Christmas in quaint little Hohman with his family. Even over-protective super-fans of the original (including yours truly), will find plenty to enjoy in this admirable […]

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Director (and co-writer) Ryan Coogler’s follow-up to the 2018 Marvel masterpiece may not be quite as spectacular as the original—the gaping hole left by Chadwick Boseman’s passing is palpable—but it still emerges as one of the better Marvel entries of the past decade. Letitia Wright (Shuri), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), and […]

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Capturing the Killer Nurse

Hot on the heels of ‘The Good Nurse’—the solid Netflix dramatization of the Charles Cullen murders—this documentary introduces us to the real people involved in the horrifying story. Director Tim Travers Hawkins pulls together all the key figures, including whistleblower nurse Amy Loughren, the investigators, and even recordings of Cullen […]

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My Father’s Dragon

From the studio that produced ‘The Secret of Kells’ and 2020’s phenomenal ‘Wolfwalkers’ comes this animated (adult and child-friendly) wonder about a downtrodden young boy (voiced by Jacob Tremblay) who visits a fantastical faraway land and meets a whole host of wild characters, including a dragon (Gaten Matarazzo), a gorilla […]

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Falling for Christmas

I know, I know…it’s Lindsay Lohan. It’s a ridiculous holiday movie on Netflix. It co-stars Chord Overstreet. And the last time I checked, it wasn’t 2003. I get it. There’s very little redeeming about this thing, but as a back-in-the-day Lohan-ite, it’s nice to see her back in action and […]

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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Who knew Weird Al had a torrid affair with Madonna? And helped bring down a drug cartel? It’s all true! Or, at least, Weird Al would like you to believe it is. This brilliantly satirical biopic, starring a phenomenal Daniel Radcliffe, may just be one of the funniest things to […]

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