“Bohemian Rhapsody” (PG-13): Rami Malek has garnered well-deserved acclaim for his role as Freddie Mercury in this uneven but compelling biographical drama about the rise of the rock band Queen. The story sometimes comes across as cliched (the disapproving father, the internal squabbling as …

Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They’re so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards. Intelligent women have been taught that there should be a healthy serving of self-hatred with whatever enjoyment you might glean from a well-done makeover…

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“The LEGO Movie” is a hard act to follow. Its world was so fresh and vibrant and unexpected, it’s no wonder that it spawned a number of spinoffs of varying quality. But the big test was always going to be the sequel and whetheror not it could recreate the magic of the first. And I’m pleased …

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (PG): Benedict Cumberbatch provides the voice of the green curmudgeon who doesn’t live in a trash can in this lively animated film from Illumination, the company behind the Minions. This story is an expanded take on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which was previous…

“Boy Erased” (R): Lucas Hedges, who attended the UNC School of the Arts, stars in this acclaimed drama about a gay youth whose parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) force him into a conversion therapy program. Bonus features include deleted and extended scenes; and interviews, including …

Let it be stipulated that the movie “Serenity” is about a battered woman (Anne Hathaway) who is trying to persuade her ex-husband (Matthew McConaughey) to murder her current one (Jason Clarke). And let it also be stipulated that the movie “Serenity” is absolutely not about that.

Director Peter Jackson is upfront about what audiences should not expect from his unconventional World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.” This is a film made by a non-historian for an audience of non-historians, he says. There are no dates, names or locations. Neither are there an…

NEW YORK — "Black Panther" took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month's Academy Awards.

There are lot of movies in theaters right now trying to grab your attention, and dollars, from big superhero spectacles and musical extravaganzas to awards darlings and wannabes. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the options in the multiplex (and, frankly, at home) and when something like, s…

The Arthurian legend gets a modern and more youthful spin in “The Kid Who Would Be King,” a surprisingly delightful film full of action, heart, a crazy-haired Patrick Stewart (as “old” Merlin) and a few genuinely good gags, and it really couldn’t have come at a better time.

“First Man” (PG-13): The story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, is told in this drama from director Damien Chazelle and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Ryan Gosling stars, with a supporting cast including Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, Pablo Schreiber and Corey Stal…

How much of a sweet tooth do you have when it comes to movies? It’s a question you might want to consider before stepping out for “A Dog’s Way Home,” W. Bruce Cameron’s adaptation of his book about a dog who finds her way back to her owner across 400 miles of Colorado terrain, because this i…

Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, or Mr. Glass, as he prefers to be called, was by far the most compelling part of M. Night Shyamalan’s slow-burn comic book send-up “Unbreakable.” A brilliant, tortured manipulator and superhero enthusiast suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta (i.e. brittle …

“Halloween” (R): The latest revival of the popular horror franchise showcases the work of alumni of the UNC School of the Arts, including director David Gordon Green, screenwriters Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley, actor Dylan Arnold, and many members of the production team. The story is a seq…