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‘Annihilation’ review: Natalie Portman steps up in sci-fi hodgepodge 

In the latest show of big-screen girl power, Oscar winner Natalie Portman rocks a machine gun and microscope with equal authority while tracking an alien force in “Annihilation.”

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‘Game Night’ review: frantic fun with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams 

"Game Night" could be a real winner — if it were just 10 minutes shorter.

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‘Early Man’ review: cavemen take up soccer in fun claymation romp 

It’s almost impossible not to be charmed by the claymation works of British animation studio Aardman Animations — the creators of “Wallace and Gromit,” “Chicken Run” and “Shaun the Sheep.”

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‘Peter Rabbit’ review: packs gorgeous animation, violent mayhem

“Peter Rabbit,” the latest kid-lit favorite to leap to the big screen, is a mixed bag. The animation technology is top-notch, but the gentle spirit of Beatrix Potter’s books is subsumed into... Read more »

‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ review: sharp bite, exhausting pace  

Of all the dystopian young adult franchises that “The Hunger Games” spawned, “The Maze Runner” series has always been the one of the most forthrightly entertaining — and the sweatiest.

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‘Den of Thieves’ review: Gerard Butler in ‘beast mode’ for throwback crime tale

Cops and robbers, robbers and cops. It’s a classic genre, from children’s games to cinema. And in the LA crime noir flick “Den of Thieves,” Christian Gudegast’s directorial debut, “cops and robbers”... Read more »

‘Paddington 2’ review: Even better than the first 

It seems miraculous when a film adaptation gets a much beloved character just right, but when the sequel is even better? That’s nearly impossible. That’s a unicorn.

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