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Freeze Frame: “Black Adam” (PG-13), “Ticket to Paradise” (PG-13), “The School for Good and Evil” (PG-13)

The DC Cinematic Universe adds yet another larger-than-life character to its ever-expanding lineup. Dwayne Johnson is "Black Adam," a superpowered antihero from the Middle Eastern nation of Kahndaq, who becomes the nemesis of the Justice Society. After being entombed for 5000 years, Black Adam is released and his existence endangers the...

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Freeze Frame: “Halloween Ends” (R), “Rosaline” (PG-13), “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” (PG-13)

The title of the movie is "Halloween Ends." And if you believe that, I've got a bridge in Bonner Springs to sell you. After 11 films over 44 years, Jamie Lee Curtis is still being menaced by boogeyman Michael Meyers in theaters and on Peacock. Curtis is back as Laurie...

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Take Two: “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (PG-13)

Jaeden Martell ("It") and Donald Sutherland ("The Hunger Games") star in "Mr. Harrigan's Phone," a Netflix film adapted from a Stephen King novella. John Lee Hancock ("The Blind Side") provides the screenplay and direction for this supernatural coming-of-age movie.

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Freeze Frame: “Amsterdam” (R), “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” (PG), “Hellraiser” (R), “Hocus Pocus 2” (PG)

What do you get when you combine an intriguing story, great cast, impressive production values and a top-notch director? In the case of "Amsterdam," you get a real mess. Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington lead a terrific ensemble in David O. Russell's bold experiment gone awry. It's...

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Freeze Frame: “Blonde” (NC-17), “Bros” (R), “Smile” (R), “The Good House” (R)

A heartfelt and empathetic performance by Ana de Armas as troubled Hollywood superstar Marilyn Monroe isn't quite enough to elevate the excessively depressing NC-17 drama, "Blonde, " now on Netflix. This fictionalized account based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates has flashes of brilliance, but dramatically it's a one-note...

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