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The latest cinematic rendering of " Pinocchio, " from Italian director Matteo Garrone, is informed not by the friendly 1940 Walt Disney retelling, but the original source material. Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel "The Adventures of Pinocchio" is a much darker affair than the song-filled animated …

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Tom Hanks rides a horse and blasts a six-shooter in his new film, "News of the World." Some of you might be thinking this must be his first cowboy role. To those, we respond: Have you forgotten about Woody so soon?

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'Tis the season of great Aubrey Plaza performances, apparently. The "Parks and Recreation" and "Legion" alum has been long overdue for a breakout film role, something fitting of her wide-ranging talent and more imaginative than just relying on her quirky deadpan and eye rolls.

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J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy," an election-year explainer to liberal America about the white underclass that fueled Donald Trump's rise, has been reborn as blandly overbaked awards bait.

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Dolly Parton's " Christmas on the Square," the newest addition to Netflix's Christmas library, tests the limits of what one can reasonably categorize as a film. There is nothing cinematic in this 98-minute musical that sounds much more fun than it is. In fact, it has the feeling and producti…

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Three-quarters through "The Climb" comes a scene we've all come to expect in a romantic comedy: A wedding is interrupted by the best man who rushes into a church during a marriage ceremony and screams "I object!"

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Superman, that boring lug, has thankfully flown the coop. Writer-director Thomas Bezucha's Western thriller "Let Him Go" reunites Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, who as the Kents were easily the warmest presences in the otherwise dully dour "Man of Steel."

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If it didn't actually exist, "Holidate" would sound like one of those fake movies within a movie. A couple of attractive singles decide on a low-stakes, no-commitment arrangement to be each other's dates on holidays? It's a perfect rom-com concept in that it's equal parts ridiculous and sham…

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No matter how you cut it, " The Witches " is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald Dahl, but for some reason this story about a group of grotesquely disfigured women who hate children always seemed extra sinister even within his generally sinister oeuv…

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Ever since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state of limbo, we've seen all manner of creative virtual substitutes: Digital dance seasons, clever musical mashups, a live-captured version of "Hamilton."

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The distance for Adam Sandler from last year's frantic, high-wire act "Uncut Gems" to his new Netflix comedy, "Hubie Halloween," is great, but maybe not as vast as it sounds.

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There is a long, questionable and occasionally successful tradition of spinning off iconic literary and film characters through relatives distant and not from James Bond Jr. to John Shaft II and III. In other words, it's not out of bounds that someone would come along and invent a little sis…

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Out of all of Disney's animated films, " Mulan " was the one that made the most sense as a live-action remake. Not that there haven't been good and charming live-action remakes over the past decade — Kenneth Branagh's "Cinderella" being at the top of the pack — but with most of them no matte…

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I went in fresh to "Tenet." I didn't have any real sense of the plot, yes, but it's more that it had been some five months since I was last in a movie theater. That's a long hiatus — a dark ages for sitting in the dark — for someone, anyone, used to going to the movies more days than not. Th…

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Imagine taking a little pill that could make you strong and vibrant, one that basically unlocks your yearning potential. No, not that pill. Get your mind out of the gutter.

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The funniest part of " An American Pickle " isn't even really in the movie. It's a little scene in the middle of the credits in which Seth Rogen's Herschel Greenbaum, a 1920s laborer who wakes up 100 years after falling into a vat of pickle juice, watches "Yentl" with his millennial great-gr…

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King Beyoncé's new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search of his crown, matched to epic songs she created while inspired by "The Lion King."

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It was dirty work, Marie and Pierre Curie's discovery of radium and polonium. To investigate uranium at their Paris laboratory, Marie acquired several tons of pitchblende, a black ore, and the industrial waste product left over when uranium was removed from it. They ground the rock and disso…

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If you're of a certain age, much of the new Netflix thriller "Fatal Affair" will be very familiar. That's because it's really just a diluted retelling of another, similarly named film — 1987's "Fatal Attraction."

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"Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga," Will Ferrell's goofy and highly quotable parody of the long-running European spectacle, is the first great comedy of 2020 and it couldn't have come soon enough. There hasn't been much to laugh about lately.

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The protagonists in Judd Apatow movies don't generally have their stuff together. They are emotionally stunted, occasionally underachieving, unmotivated to change and often even border on unlikable. But whether it's Seth Rogen's stoner-entrepreneur, Steve Carell's 40-year-old virgin or Adam …

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Josephine Decker's prickly, unnerving "Shirley," is set mostly in the Bennington, Vermont, home of the reclusive writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) and her husband, the literary critic Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). But it also takes place in the gothic, heightened realm of one of J…

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There may have been a point — say, oh, a few months ago? — when we'd have demanded a lot more edge from a movie like "The High Note," and been less forgiving of its more implausible moments.

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"The Lovebirds" stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are two of the most exciting voices working in film and television today, as actors, writers and creators. Rae's "Insecure" and Nanjiani's "The Big Sick" are both vibrant, stimulating and fresh and rooted deeply in the diversity of their own…

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Even before darker anxieties took hold, the bad guys of "Scooby-Doo" were charmingly quaint. An evil circus owner, a grumpy civil servant, a plotting first mate — these were the villains of "Scooby-Doo," all of them revealed with an unmasking flourish and the cursing of "you meddling kids."

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You can thank "The Wretched" if you suddenly want to add another item to stock up with during this pandemic: salt. That's one of the only things that apparently keeps witches at bay. Pro tip: buy it in big bags.

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Tyler Rake sounds like a Mad-Libs action hero name. When you add to the mix that this character actually, literally kills someone with a rake, it starts to veer into parody territory. That's why it's somewhat surprising that the film built around that wonderfully silly name, " Extraction," i…

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Your enjoyment of the new Netflix comedy " Coffee & Kareem " may depend on whether or not you find insanely vulgar middle schoolers funny. It's not just cursing either. Oh no, this is a whole symphony of vulgarity that would make Seth Rogen blush.

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The wine movie is not exactly known for a bouquet of tasting notes. From "Wine Country" to "Bottle Shock," they are usually light, amiable movies that amble through sunny fields of vines. "Sideways," of course, is the choice vintage, but most come and go about as quickly and breezily as a bo…

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For a revolutionary animation studio, Pixar has been surprisingly wary of advancing technology. The company may be at the forefront of digital animation, but for 25 years, its spiritual DNA has been decidedly nostalgic. It's the old-school new school.

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Unraveling the dusted bandages of H.G. Wells' classic 1897 science-fiction novel, writer-director Leigh Whannell has refashioned "The Invisible Man" as a bracingly modern #MeToo allegory that, despite its brutal craft, rings hollow.