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Philip Martin

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Jennifer Christman

Weekend Editor, Columnist: Jennifer Christman

Sue Lyon and James Mason starred in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita, first a controversial book by Vladimir Nabokov.

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Coco, PG Despite his family's long-term ban on making music, a youngster dreaming of becoming an accomplished musician and desperate to prove his talent finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. Animated; with voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Sofía Espinosa, Selene Luna; directed by Lee Unkrich. Opens Wednesday

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Justice League

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Screenwriter Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut, Nightcrawler, a dark and dirty satire about the “if it bleeds, it leads” culture in today’s media, hit the sweet spot for many. It deftly blended ultra-cynicism with a realism distorted just enough to make it cult viewing. That originality and skillfulness set a high bar, one that Gilroy’s follow-up, legal drama Roman J. Israel, Esq., struggles to surpass.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Fine cast fills remade murder mystery on the 'Orient Express'

Sometime in the '60s and '70s, Hollywood studios started gravitating toward a lazy sort of spectacle film, with stunt casting that featured huge ensembles of known stars, all crowding the screen together at one time.

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Murder on the Orient Express

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Justice League, PG-13 Batman and Wonder Woman work to recruit a team to stand against a newly awakened enemy and save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. With Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams, Amber Heard; directed by Zack Snyder. Nov. 17

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Daddy's Home 2

Next time Mark Wahlberg visits the confessional, he might ask, "Father, I know I've apologized for playing a porn star in Boogie Nights, but what is my penance for Daddy's Home 2?"

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Home Movies

Your Name, directed by Makoto Shinkai

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Military caregivers carry Weight

"There isn't a lot of discussion about the military caregivers, their families and about what they need to do. They aren't really recognized for what they need to do," documentarian Stephanie Seldin Howard told the crowd at the Kansas International Film Festival in Leawood on Sunday.

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Thor hammers all the competition

LOS ANGELES -- After a slow October, the premiere of Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok reignited the box office like a clap of thunder.

Can Hulk get solo love from Marvel Studios?

So where does the Incredible Hulk go from Ragnarok?

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Ferrell finds an unlikely co-star in Gibson

This family reunion comes with a dose of holiday high jinks -- and some extra baggage.

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Sutherland nabs an Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- For every era of film in the last half-century, there's a memorable Donald Sutherland role.

Super Quiz: Possessives

1. Mrs. O'Leary's _______

Helpful Hints

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