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    Weekend Openings: A Modern Superhero Classic in ‘Logan’

    This weekend, a new Wolverine outing rewrites the rules for what a superhero movie can be. “Logan” is a special film and easily the best new release of 2017 so far. Read on for more about the film, as well as a look at what else is hitting theaters! Best Bet This Week “Logan” (20th […] More

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    Weekend Openings: Genre Efforts All Around

    This weekend, the rare hotly anticipated February title rolls out in “Get Out.” Aside from that quality genre offering, there’s not too much, but that’s just the nature of the early year beast. Next week has something special on the horizon, but this week’s top pick is no slouch either. See more of this weekend’s […] More

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    Weekend Openings: Batman, Bondage, Sequels and Spin-offs

    This weekend more or less sums up Hollywood these days. All of the major new releases are either sequels or spin-offs. Originality at its finest, right? At least one of these has Batman in it, since the one with supposedly hot sex is a real dud. Alas, here are the films hitting theaters near you […] More

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    Weekend Openings: Return of The King of Comedy?

    This weekend, Robert De Niro returns to stand-up comedy, along with one of the most unsettling films in quite some time. That combination makes for the main highlights in an interesting slate of new releases. It’s a busy group on the indie front, so you’re not just limited this weekend to your local multiplexes! Best […] More

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    Weekend Openings: Oscar Nomination Bumps

    This weekend, a would-be 2016 award hopeful and a potential 2017 tearjerker join the post Academy Award nomination market. Expect a big bump for Oscar nominees like “La La Land” and “Hidden Figures,” plus potential legs for M. Night Shyamalan‘s hit “Split.” Now, let’s check out what new options this slate has to offer today: […] More

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    Weekend Openings: McDonald’s and ‘Split’ Personalities

    This weekend, an interesting mix of 2016 award hopefuls and 2017 crowd-pleasers flood the marketplace. From a look at the origin of McDonald’s to the latest M. Night Shyamalan joint,  there’s something for just about everyone. In addition, there’s also the nationwide expansion of awards hopeful “20th Century Women.” With that small tease in mind, let’s […] More

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    Weekend Openings: January Dumping Ground with Awards Friendly Expansions

    This weekend, all of the snide remarks you normally hear about the movies in January are given credence. Nationwide expansions of “Live by Night,” “Patriots Day,” and “Silence” will help some, but if you’ve seen those, you’re in a bit of a pickle. With that in mind, let’s check out what else this weekend has […] More

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    Weekend Openings: The End of 2016

    This week, 2016 comes to a close with a final handful of Oscar hopefuls vying for your attention. They are among the last titles, along with things like “A Monster Calls,” to grace screens before a whole new crop springs up in 2017. The year wraps up on a high note, as just about everything […] More

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    Weekend Openings: Oscar Hopefuls Litter the Holiday Weekend

    This weekend, a ton of Oscar contenders are finally hitting screens. The new releases are supported by expansions, including for Denzel Washington‘s film “Fences.” Technically, Sunday also brings the release of “20th Century Women,” “Hidden Figures,” “Live by Night” and “Toni Erdmann,” but they’ll be handled in next week’s column. In addition, “La La Land” […] More

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    Weekend Openings: A New ‘Star Wars Story’

    For many, this weekend is damn near a holiday. Yes, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is hitting screens, along with at least one major Academy Award contender. It makes this installment of Weekend Openings a very solid one, without question. Furthermore, it’s the cross section of Oscar bait and holiday blockbusters, which is always […] More

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