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Movie Review: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

The solid (3-star) sci-fi action-adventure 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' features impressive filmmaking with an epic plot full of emotion, thrills, some surprises, and strong characters including the returning Dr. Ian Malcolm who helps audiences understand the “big picture” implications of creating these actual dinosaurs using genetic technologies.

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HD Digital Review: ‘Planet of the Apes 1968’ 50th Anniversary Edition

From 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, the 'Planet of the Apes 1968' 50th Anniversary Edition version in digital HD (Blu-ray and DVD also available) is a wonder (3.5 out of four stars).

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Movie Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

The second installment in the Star Wars anthology series is an enjoyable (3 stars out of four) 135-minute ride as Han Solo's origin story, helmed by director Ron Howard, stays close to the popular Star Wars formula as famous characters fill the screen and action sequences thrill audiences.

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Music Review: Ramin Djawadi/Various Artists – ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Composer Ramin Djawadi and various artists, including Sia and Sade, combine their works on the recommended (3 star) musical score released by Walt Disney Records to the fantasy adventure 'A Wrinkle in Time.'

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Movie Review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

This Walt Disney Pictures’ fantasy film, adpated from the 1962 award-winning Madeleine L'Engle novel, has good intentions with young characters challenged to “be a warrior” for the Light, but is notably underdeveloped and comes recommended with reservations (2.5 stars out of four).

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Film Review: ‘All the Marbles’ Looking for an Oscar

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'All the Marbles' is in the running to be nominated in the Academy Awards short film category. This film that has so much going for it, it’s a shame there are not a full slate of Academy Awards for short films. It would be in contention for all of them. The writing is perfect and delivers a surprise twist at the end. The acting is charming and just over-the-top enough for the fantasy genre. The technical work is superb on many levels.

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