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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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Movie Review: ‘The Cross and the Switchblade’

DVD - The Cross and the Switchblade

I recently had the opportunity to watch a DVD of a film that was produced in 1970, The Cross and the Switchblade.  The movie, based on the 1962 book of the same name, tells the real-life story of David Wilkerson (Pat Boone) and former gang member Niki Cruz (Erik Estrada‎). It opens …

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Movie Review: ‘Incredibles 2’

Pixar Animation’s 20th film, the animated action adventure film 'Incredibles 2,' is a great family adventure (3 stars) with impressive visuals and action sequences with minor language, social commentary, and character development shortcomings.

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Movie Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’

Less is more as this 3-star crime caper continues a quality series thanks to expert filmmaking and a stellar cast featuring Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, expert con artist and estranged sister of Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh’s previous film trilogy, which was inspired by the 1960 film starring the “Brat Pack.”  

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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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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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Movie Review: ‘Get Out’ (Special Free Prez Day Show [email protected])

'Get Out' (3.5 stars) genuinely surprises today’s dynamic and demanding movie audiences. Visual effects, music, cinematography, editing, and set design elevate this thriller to a very high level. Free President's Day show on Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. (55 theaters).

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