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Freeze Frame: “Deep Water” (R), “Windfall” (R), “Master” (R)

The Hulu movie "Deep Water" desperately wants to be an erotic thriller like some of director Adrian Lyne's earlier films like "Fatal Attraction." Sadly, this poorly paced adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel is fatal, but there's little attraction. Ben Affleck portrays a wealthy snob who may or may not be...

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Freeze Frame: “Death on the Nile” (PG-13), “Marry Me” (PG-13), “I Want You Back” (R)

If you're in the mood for an old-fashioned Turner Classic Movies-style whodunit, look no further than "Death on the Nile." Director/star Kenneth Branagh is back as Agatha Christie's erudite detective Hercule Poirot, whom we last saw in 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Now, we see Poirot working on a...

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Take Two: “Being the Ricardos” (R)

Susan and Russ take a look at the new behind-the-scenes drama "Being the Ricardos." It stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the stars of the classic sitcom "I Love Lucy." Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network") wrote the screenplay and directed.

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Freeze Frame: “The Tomorrow War” (PG-13), “The Summer of Soul” (PG-13), “Boss Baby: Family Business” (PG)

Take one part “Terminator” and two parts “Alien,” shake with big budget vigor and you might come up with something like “The Tomorrow War.” Chris Pratt stars in this action-packed sci-fi extravaganza about people transported into the future to save humanity from an extraterrestrial invasion. The trappings are familiar, but...

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Freeze Frame: “Coming 2 America” (PG-13), “Raya and the Last Dragon” (PG), “I Care a Lot” (R)

It’s been 33 years since Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall teamed up for the memorable comedy, “Coming to America.” They join forces once again in “Coming 2 America.” Newly crowned King Akeem of Zamunda, played by Murphy, returns to America when he learns he’s got an illegitimate son living in...

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Freeze Frame: “Judas and the Black Messiah” (R), “The Mauritanian” (R), “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” (PG-13)

Another dark chapter in American history is the focus of the riveting drama, “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Daniel Kaluuya is electrifying as Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton whose organization was infiltrated in the 1960s by a self-serving FBI informant, well played by Lakeith Stanfield. Writer/director Shaka King effectively...

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Freeze Frame: “Mank” (R), “Hillbilly Elegy” (R), “Sound of Metal” (R), “Collective” (NR), “Vanguard” (NR), “The Last Vermeer” (R), “Christmas on the Square” (NR), “I Am Greta” (NR)

Gary Oldman stars in David Fincher’s outstanding showbiz drama, “Mank.” Filmed in glorious black-and-white, “Mank” showcases the difficulties that infamous alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz experienced while writing Orson Welles’ classic, “Citizen Kane.” It’s a shrewd, top-notch Hollywood biopic that crackles with great dialogue. “Mank” is pure Oscar bait.   “Hillbilly Elegy”...

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Freeze Frame: “Da 5 Bloods” (R), “The King of Staten Island” (R), “Artemis Fowl” (PG)

Oscar winners Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott reunite for an intriguing and timely drama, “Da 5 Bloods.” This Netflix movie is about aging African American Vietnam vets who return to that country to retrieve the remains of a fallen brother and a fortune in gold they left behind. Delroy Lindo...

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