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Freeze Frame: “Here Today” (PG-13), “Monster” (R), “The Human Factor” (PG-13)

The teaming of Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish promised to be a combo of comic gold. Instead, “Here Today” is a sweetly sentimental drama written and directed by Crystal about an aging comedy writer who relies on a newfound friend when his struggles with dementia become increasingly difficult to...

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Take Two: “Things Heard and Seen” (TV-MA)

Amanda Seyfried ("Mank") stars in the ghost story "Things Heard & Seen," a Netflix adaptation of  the novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. The supporting cast includes James Norton ("Little Women"), Natalia Dyer ("Stranger Things"), Rhea Seehorn ("Better Call Saul"), F. Murray Abraham ("Amadeus") and Karen...

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Freeze Frame: “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse” (R), “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” (PG), “Things Heard and Seen” (TV-MA), “Four Good Days” (R), “YouthMin” (Not rated)

Michael B. Jordan steps into the role of Navy Seal and CIA operative John Clark in the involving action drama, “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse.” The plot has been updated from the Viet Nam era to contemporary times to provide an origin story for Clark, who attempts to thwart a...

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Freeze Frame: “Mortal Kombat” (R), “Together Together” (R)

Ben Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Today, he could add, “and movies adapted from video games will be bad.” That’s certainly true of the reboot of the franchise “Mortal Kombat.” They tried to make something cinematic out of...

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Freeze Frame: “Vanquish” (R), “In the Earth” (R)

The action thriller "Vanquish" represents the nadir in the distinguished career of Morgan Freeman. The Oscar-winning actor can't save this ridiculous, over-directed mess about a corrupt police commissioner who blackmails a skilled assassin, played by Ruby Rose, into conducting a series of bloody revenge crimes. Writer/director George Gallo uses...

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“Thunder Force” (PG-13), “Concrete Cowboy” (R), “Voyagers” (PG-13)

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are forces of nature. It’s their personal appeal that propels “Thunder Force,” a silly superhero spoof written and directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone. McCarthy and Spencer play two friends who become a dynamic duo when Spencer develops a method to imbue them with...

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