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MOVIE REVIEW: Chaos reigns and the plot repeats in latest Jurassic project

One thing you can say about this soupy sequel: The filmmakers leave very little to chance. Every scene is packed with as much strife and drama as can be achieved within the four walls of the frame. Continue reading...

Coming movies

Sicario: Day of the Soldado, R An FBI agent calls on a mysterious operative for a war against Mexican drug cartels smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border. With Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine; directed by Stefano Sollima. June 29 Continue reading...

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Writer-director Armando Iannucci is the wicked imagination behind HBO series Veep. In The Death of Stalin, he works from graphic novels by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin to construct a fiendishly bleak, sometimes unnerving, and starkly funny Marxian tale of power vortexes and the tiny men who try to fill them. Continue reading...

30X30: With six films down, only 24 more to go

Our story so far: Last week critic Piers Marchant wrote about his recent heart transplant and his plan to fill in some gaps in his cinematic education during his monthlong convalescence by watching "important" films he'd somehow missed. This week he files his first report on those movies. Continue reading...

Incredibles 2 has 'staggering' start

LOS ANGELES -- The Pixar superhero movie Incredibles 2 made 14 years of anticipation worth the wait for Disney, as the follow-up to 2004's The Incredibles smashed the record for highest animation debut of all time with about $183 million in ticket sales for U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to the measurement firm ComScore. Continue reading...

The Seagull

There are joys available in Michael Mayer's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, among them the enjoyable performances by Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stoll and sly old Brian Dennehy. The play itself is durable, classic in its lines and form and precise in its observation of human psychology. Continue reading...

American Animals

Crime is not a rational career choice for privileged people. Most criminals act out of desperation or stupidity. For the most part, the elaborately planned, timed-to-the-second heist where no one gets hurt is a Hollywood fantasy. Yet Hollywood fantasies inform us all. Continue reading...

Director Bart Layton prefers morally confused characters

Like the characters in his new movie American Animals, writer-director Bart Layton has taken some formidable risks. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Remarried the same person

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Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: My husband died a few months ago, and of course we posted an obituary in the paper. Two days after the funeral, I got a phone call from a woman who said she was a clairvoyant and had been contacted by my husband with a message. I hung up on her. She called back the following day and insisted she had a message, and would I allow her to come and see me? She refused to tell me over the phone. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. Arrange your life around what delights you. That may seem like a stretch -- something you might have been able to manage when you were younger but not now that your responsibilities have changed. And yet, there really is a way to make your own happiness more central to your being. You will find it this year! Continue reading...

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado, R An FBI agent calls on a mysterious operative for a war against Mexican drug cartels smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border. With Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine; directed by Stefano Sollima. June 29 Continue reading...

Jack-Jack becomes 2018 breakout star

NEW YORK -- The breakout star of the summer moviegoing season isn't a dinosaur, an Avenger or anyone aboard the Millennium Falcon. It's a giggling pipsqueak in diapers. Continue reading...

Jurassic World director looks back to go forth

A brilliant chaos theorist once observed that "life ... uh ... finds a way." Continue reading...

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