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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ generally web of fun

Not every Disney film is going to be as massive a hit as "Frozen." The only way to reach that level of excellence is to make sure every character, joke, background and line of dialogue is as close to perfect as possible from the moment the company logo flashes across the screen until the long list of credits finish.

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Otto Bathurst went in different direction with ‘Robin Hood’

Otto Bathurst ("Peaky Blinders") had one question when the possibility arose for him to direct a feature film based on the story of Robin Hood. He wanted to know why anyone would want to make another production featuring the archer who robbed from the rich to give to the poor. There have been hundreds of TV, film and stage works featuring the tale.

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‘Black Panther’ redefined superhero movies. Can it do the same thing for the Oscars?

The February weekend that "Black Panther" opened and rewrote box office history, writer-director Ryan Coogler and the man who hired him, Marvel executive Nate Moore, pingponged text messages to each other, sharing images of moviegoers dressed in dashikis, pounding drums, dancing in the lobbies, celebrating a deeply felt connection to a movie many had been waiting their whole lives to see.

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‘Gauntlet’ has been thrown by ‘MST 3000’ gang

Fans of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" are being challenged to survive "The Gauntlet" when the new season launches Thanksgiving Day on Netflix. They aren't being asked to watch one cheesy movie given new humorous life by a barrage of insults, comments and observations made by show host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) and space pals Gypsy (voiced by Rebecca Hanson), Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn) and Crow T. Robot (Hampton Yount). The test is to power watch through all six new episodes.

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What’s streaming and leaving Netflix: December 2018

When temps drop low, cuddling up with your Netflix account sounds extremely tempting. This December, you'll be able to stream Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" for some superhero action, or classic '90s comedy "The Big Lebowski" for big laughs. If you're in a sentimental mood, try "The Theory of Everything," chronicling Stephen Hawking's love story.

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Review: Wickedly entertaining ‘The Favourite’ forms a perfect triangle in Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone

There may be no funnier or sadder scene in a movie this year than the dance that takes place midway through "The Favourite." A gathering is underway at the palace of Queen Anne, though if you didn't know better, the stilted, otherworldly air of formality and absurdity might put you in mind of Lewis Carroll's Wonderland. The weirdly anachronistic dance moves on display, meanwhile, are clearly the signature of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who has made nuttily arresting musical numbers (see "Dogtooth" and "The Lobster") something of a career specialty.

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Movie review: ‘Creed II’ is necessary sequel that does its characters justice

It seemed unlikely that a "Rocky" sequel could feel fresh and exciting in this day and age. And then Ryan Coogler came along with "Creed" in 2015 and proved it wasn't just possible, it was vital. His film smartly centered on Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of late Rocky opponent Apollo Creed, rather than the Italian Stallion himself. It became an instant classic in the boxing movie canon, scoring a Golden Globe for Sylvester Stallone as an emotionally vulnerable and battle-weary Rocky Balboa. With the critical and commercial success of "Creed," it's logical and in fact, necessary for a sequel, especially with the unfinished business Adonis has with yet another boxing dynasty.

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Movie review: ‘Robin Hood’ brings whole new dimension to age-old tale

Every generation gets the Robin Hood it deserves, and the 2018 "Robin Hood" is sleek, modern and retrofitted for a radical political landscape. Take in that Shepard Fairey-inspired wanted poster, the woodcut-style closing credits sequence rendered in Constructivist shades of red and black, our masked, hooded hero hurling Molotov cocktails, and you just might wonder: "Is Robin Hood antifa?"

Captain Marvel official trailer

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.