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Engulfed in emotion: Laugh, cry, repeat as overly long 'Only the Brave' salutes Granite Mountain Hotshots

Only the Brave is a clunky, large-hearted Hollywood movie that an awful lot of people are going to absolutely love. Continue reading...

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Estranged, emotionally overburdened families forced to reconnect and confront one another after a parent has a medical crisis is a staple of cinematic narrative, played for laughs, tears, or some cagey combination of both. But in the hands of Noah Baumbach, this cliche-laden vehicle is thoroughly revitalized by the writer/director's insistence on character above all else. Avoiding pat emotional encounters, and anything remotely resembling a Hallmark moment, Baumbach stretches the form into a literate, oddly absorbing bittersweet comedy in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Continue reading...

The Snowman

The weather outside is frightful in The Snowman, the long-gestating movie adaptation of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo's 2007 literary smash hit, which has sold in the millions. Directed by Swedish left-field hit-maker Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy), this is a classy, polished production with a starry international cast led by Michael Fassbender. It was previously earmarked for Martin Scorsese, who now has an executive producer credit. Continue reading...

Death Day rises, Mountain falls

LOS ANGELES -- It has been a great season for horror, with Blumhouse's Happy Death Day becoming the latest such film to top the domestic box office in its opening weekend. Continue reading...

Movie critic can't relate to horror genre and won't try to

Like characters in an old blues song, horror and I met at a crossroads decades ago. I went one way, horror another, and lately, I've been trying to figure out why. Continue reading...

COMING ATTRACTIONS

Jigsaw, R Police link a mysterious madman's sadistic games of life and death to Jigsaw, the infamous killer who died 10 years earlier. With Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Brittany Allen; directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. Oct. 27 Continue reading...

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

It has been a terrific few years for music documentaries, and that winning streak continues with Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. Continue reading...

Disney confident despite downturn

The movie business may be in a world of trouble, but at the premiere of Walt Disney Co.'s next big superhero film Thor: Ragnarok, Bob Iger sounded every bit as confident as the Viking space god himself. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Film lovers

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Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: I'm worried about all the spy cameras I see on the streets, in hospitals, in businesses and just about everywhere these days. Sure, surveillance cameras can be helpful, but they also rob us of our privacy. Then there are the websites that gather our viewing information, which, frankly, is no one's business. The next thing you know, you're bombarded by spam from people trying to sell you things. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. Something quiet and small turns into a very successful venture. There's big love coming your way. Through 2018 make your life easier by dealing with honest people -- and, it goes without saying, being one yourself. Travel brings luck, especially a road trip next month. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I'm concerned because my sister has become deeply involved in a religious group that sounds like a cult. She has always been kind of a weak person, and I've heard that cults often target people who are easily influenced. Is this true? Continue reading...

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