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Alita: Battle Angel

**1/2

PG-13

A cyborg (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory or recognition of the world she is in, but gets help from a doctor (Christoph Waltz) and a new friend (Keean Johnson); also starring Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali.

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Capernaum

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R

A 12-year-old Lebanese boy (Zain Al Rafeea) sues his parents for neglect and the "crime" of giving him life; winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Happy Death Day 2U

***

PG

A sequel to Happy Death Day (2017), Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) seems to have successfully broken her time loop, but may have passed it on to her friends.

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Aquaman

***

PG-13

The origin story of Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and how he became heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis; also starring Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Nicole Kidman.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

****1/2

R

Set in Harlem in the early 1970s, a young and pregnant African-American woman (KiKi Layne) fights to prove the innocence of her fiance (Stephan James) when he is accused of a crime he didn't commit; also starring Regina King and Diego Luna.

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BlacKkKlansman

**** 1/2

R

Spike Lee's latest film, based on the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), a black detective in Colorado Springs who infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, primarily through phone calls, and ultimately becomes the head of the chapter; also starring Adam Driver and Topher Grace.

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Black Panther

*****

PG-13

T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to the African nation of Wakanda to take his place as king, but an old adversary reappears and the Black Panther (Boseman) must defend Wakanda and the world; also starring Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

**1/2

PG-13

Biopic about Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and the formation of the band Queen, focusing on the early 1970s and leading up to the band's legendary performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert; also starring Lucy Boynton, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello and Mike Myers.

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Cold Pursuit

***1/2

R

The quiet life of a snowplow driver (Liam Neeson) and his wife (Laura Dern) is disrupted when the mysterious death of their son turns him into a revenge-seeking vigilante.

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Cold War (Zimma Wojna)

*****

R

Set in post-war communist Poland in the 1950s, a music director (Joanna Kulig) and singer (Tomasz Kot) fall in love during a complicated social and political time and he tries to convince her to flee to freedom in France.

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A Dog's Way Home

***

PG

After becoming separated from her owner, a dog (voice of Bryce Dallas Howard) sets out on a 400-mile journey to find her way home and meets some friends along the way; starring Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Barry Watson and Wes Studi.

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Escape Room

**1/2

PG-13

Psychological thriller about six strangers who are invited to compete in a series of immersive escape rooms, but they find out that the rooms contain deadly traps and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

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The Favourite

****1/2

R

Set in early 18th-century England, while at war with the French, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is served by her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), but when a new charming servant (Emma Stone) arrives, ambition takes over.

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Free Solo

****1/2

PG-13

Thrilling and inspirational documentary from National Geographic that follows free solo climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to climb the 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, considered one of the greatest feats in rock climbing history.

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Glass

**1/2

PG-13

Based on characters from M. Night Shyamalan's films "Unbreakable" and "Split," David Dunn (Bruce Willis) must use his supernatural abilities to track down Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) and his superhuman persona, The Beast, who is being orchestrated by Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), also known as Mr. Glass; also starring Sarah Paulson.

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Green Book

****1/2

PG-13

An Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) from the Bronx is hired as the driver for an African-American pianist (Mahershala Ali) for his tour through the American South during the 1960s.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

****1/2

PG

In this final installment in the trilogy, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) discovers that Toothless isn't the only Night Fury and they must travel to The Hidden World to protect their village where their true destinies are revealed; voice actors include America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and F. Murray Abraham.

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Isn't It Romantic

***1/2

PG-13

A young New York City architect (Rebel Wilson) wakes up from a head injury and realizes that she is living inside the type of cliche romantic comedy that she considers her worst nightmare; also starring Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine and Jennifer Saunders.

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The Kid Who Would Be King

****

PG

The mythical magic of King Arthur's Sword in the Stone, Excalibur, meets the modern world as a school-age boy (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) discovers he is destined to form the new Knights of the Round Table and teams up with the legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to battle the medieval wicked Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson).

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

****

PG

The citizens of Bricksburg face a new threat from outer space and Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) and Batman (Will Arnett) must defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe; also features the voices of Tiffany Haddish, Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph and Channing Tatum.

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Mary Poppins Returns

****1/2

PG

Decades after her original visit to the Banks children, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns to Cherry Tree Lane to assist Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) with his three children after a personal loss; also starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters and Colin Firth.

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Miss Bala

**1/2

PG-13

A young woman (Gina Rodriguez) is visiting her best friend (Cristina Rodlo) in Tijuana, Mexico, but gets kidnapped, is forced into smuggling laundered money for a drug cartel and must find a way to survive against the cartel and the DEA; also starring Anthony Mackie and Ismael Cruz Cordova.

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The Prodigy 

**1/2

R

Supernatural thriller about a mother (Taylor Schilling) who is concerned that her young son's (Jackson Robert Scott) disturbing behavior may be due to a horrifying force.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

***1/2

PG

A follow-up to Disney's animated adventure "Wreck-It-Ralph" (2012), Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) find themselves in a new adventure in the uncharted world of the internet; also starring voices of Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch.

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Serenity

*

R

A fishing boat captain (Matthew McConaughey), currently living on a tropical island, receives a visit from his ex-wife (Anne Hathaway) who is desperate to save her son from her violently abusive husband (Jason Clarke); also starring Diane Lane and Djimon Hounsou.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 

****1/2

PG

Animated adventure about a Brooklyn teenager (Shameik Moore) who is introduced to the "Spider-Verse," where more than one person can wear the mask of Spider-Man; also starring the voices of Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld and Mahershala Ali.

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A Star is Born

****1/2

R

A seasoned musician (Bradley Cooper) helps a singer (Lady Gaga) find stardom, but their personal relationship begins to fall apart and his career plummets as he continues to fight his inner demons; also starring Sam Elliott and Dave Chappelle.

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They Shall Not Grow Old

R

Peter Jackon's documentary with never-before-seen footage from World War I, restored and colorized with state-of-the-art techniques.

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The Upside

**

PG-13

Inspired by a true story, a heartfelt and humorous look at the relationship that develops between a billionaire quadriplegic (Bryan Cranston) and an unemployed man (Kevin Hart) recently on parole, who is hired to help care for him; also starring Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Tate Donovan.

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Vice

**1/2

R

Biopic about Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), a bureaucratic Washington insider who quietly moved himself into a position of power as the vice president to George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell), making changes and his own rules along the way; also starring Amy Adams, Tyler Perry and Steve Carell.

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What Men Want

*1/2

R

Inspired by the 2000 romantic comedy "What Women Want," a female sports agent (Taraji P. Henson) gains the power to hear men's thoughts and uses the new ability to get herself ahead of her male colleagues in order to sign the NBA's next superstar; also starring Tracy Morgan, Kellan Lutz and Max Greenfield.

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