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[6.0] Rob Reiner (Stand By Me, Misery) directs a script co-written by his son Nick Reiner about an eighteen-year-old (Nick Robinson) struggling with drug addiction while his father (Cary Elwes) runs for governor. Robinson’s character is in and out of rehab and halfway houses while his dad takes a tough love position that drives a wedge between them. Some of Being Charlie is fairly predictable …

[7.5] Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in this tale of two clinically depressed people (he’s diagnosed bipolar) who strike up an unusual relationship. She teaches him to dance with her for an upcoming competition in exchange for delivering letters to his ex-wife, who has a restraining order against him. While he obsesses over the ex, Lawrence begins to pine for Cooper. Everything comes to …

[8.0] Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and writer/directors Joe and Anthony Russo hit a home run that should satisfy all Marvel fans with Avengers: Endgame, the climactic finale to what is essentially an 11-year story arc. It begins with the Avengers — Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) — all …

[6.0] Disney Nature presents this kid-oriented documentary about the lifestyle of Adélie penguins in Antarctica. Ed Helms (The Office) narrates and provides what is essentially voiceover for our hero penguin, affectionately named Steve. Steve begins the movie on his way to the penguins’ mating grounds, where he’ll build a nest of stones and try to attract a mate. He hits it off with a lady …

[8.0] A young teen Billy (Asher Angel) is called upon by mystical forces and given the ability to turn into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) at will. Together with help from his new foster brothers and sisters, he learns how to handle super-speed, lightning from his fingertips, flight, and other powers. He’s also forced into a confrontation with a man (Mark Strong) possessed by the …

[6.0] Ready for another Stephen King remake? I’m guessing we’re going to see a lot more of them soon, thanks to the success of It. And It was ripe for a remake because, while it’s loved in certain ways, a lot of horror fans agree that it falters in others. Pet Sematary, on the other hand — not so much. King’s story centers around a …

[5.0] Julianne Moore stars as the title character in this remake of a Chilean film, both directed by Sebastián Lelio. Moore plays a middle-aged divorcee whose children have grown up and no longer need her. She’s stuck in a boring insurance job and goes to clubs a few times a week — maybe to date, or maybe just to dance. She meets Arthur (John Turturro) …

[6.5] Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star as passengers of an enormous spaceship en route to a new colonial planet. They’re two of five thousand, all in hibernation for their 120-year voyage. But when asteroids damage the ship and cause Pratt’s character to come out of suspended animation 90 years early, he’s got to come to grips with the fact that he’ll live and die …

[7.0] Director Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland) turns Disney’s animated classic into a live-action film that is both a remake and a sequel. Dumbo follows the original story in broad strokes, with Danny DeVito running a down-on-its-luck traveling circus where a baby elephant with enormous ears is born. At first, the baby is considered a freak. But two children of a returning war …

[6.5] New York teenager Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is bitten by a radioactive spider and begins developing powers just like Spider-Man. He meets the real Spider-Man (Chris Pine) during an encounter with a villain named Kingpin (Liev Schreiber), who is using a giant machine to mess with the space-time continuum. Spider-Man gives Miles an order to destroy the machine just before he’s killed by Kingpin. …

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