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There's a question every piece of intellectual property needs to ask itself before a new version is made: How seriously should we treat the source material?There's no right answer. There've been successful versions of both. Irreverent and meta takes … more
"CHiPs" was a wholesome TV show in the 1970s and '80s about two California Highway Patrol officers. They were a couple of good-natured guys who embodied California cool with their motorcycles and mirrored sunglasses, solving problems, catching … more
Life is a box of chocolates, a highway and, alas, a mediocre science-fiction thriller.In Daniel Espinosa's "Life," an international space station orbiting the Earth intercepts an automated capsule returning from Mars with samples: rocks, dust and, … more
ANTARCTICA: ICE AND SKYFrom Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet ("March of the Penguins") comes this portrait of French glaciologist Claude Lorius whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate … more
The Disney "live-action" remakes, of which the new "Beauty and the Beast" is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. Click a button and that old cartoon interface changes Belle into Emma Watson, the Beast … more
NEW AT THE MOVIES: 'THE SENSE OF AN ENDING'By Jocelyn NoveckThe Associated PressA film that explores the latent longings and regrets of a cranky, self-absorbed septuagenarian might sound like a tough sell. But when we're dealing with a performance … more
"Toni Erdmann " is a hard film to love, but that might be the point. The German movie from the clearly talented and incisive writer/director Maren Ade seems like it should be a comedy — the lightly plotted character study is about a father … more
Somewhat deep into the searing and utterly necessary documentary "I Am Not Your Negro ," director Raoul Peck overlays audio from a 1960 U.S. Government film "The Land We Love," in which the narrator extols the virtues of America and the freedoms … more
"Logan " is not for the faint of heart — not just because of its brutal violence, but because it packs an emotional wallop you don't typically expect from a comic-book movie.Featuring Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine, "Logan" isn't a … more
A CURE FOR WELLNESS (R)Thriller set at a mysterious wellness spa in the Swiss Alps where things are not what they appear to be. 2 hours 26 minutes. BMA DOG'S PURPOSE (PG)Over the course of five decades, a lovable dog who is reincarnated as multiple … more
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