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Never thought I’d see Old West tough-guy actors Lee Marvin (booze-soaked Ben Rumson) and Clint Eastwood (Sylvester Newel, or Pardner) singing their lungs out in a musical. Read moreNorthwest Classics

2018’s “Black Panther” wasn’t just a wild success, it was an axis-shifting historically significant moment — the first major comic book movie featuring a Black superhero, it was the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture, and it won three Oscars, for its score, production des… Read more'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' pays tribute to Boseman while effectively advancing the story

Let’s face it — it’s been a rough two-and-a-half years, and we might just need a rom-com in which George Clooney and Julia Roberts go to a gorgeous tropical location and wear cutely rumpled linen outfits and spend most of the movie insulting each other in such a way that you know they’re goi… Read more'Ticket to Paradise' a charming diversion with George Clooney and Julia Roberts

“Let’s start again.” The opening line of “Hold Me Tight” hits a little differently the second time around — and the movie, a jagged little heartbreaker from French writer-director Mathieu Amalric, is certainly built for repeat viewings. That might seem like an odd thing to say about a pictur… Read moreVicky Krieps holds a splintered emotional drama together in the piercing 'Hold Me Tight'

Someone has got to put Thor out of his misery. That’s the setup of “Thor: Love and Thunder,” but it also becomes a larger existential question after taking in this middling installment, the latest version of “twee Thor” from co-writer and director Taika Waititi. While the Oscar-winning Kiwi … Read more'Thor: Love and Thunder' a superhero movie that wants to be a rom-com

Austin Butler threw his voice, body and soul into playing Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s grandiose musical drama “Elvis,” even recording his own versions of the rock ‘n’ roll icon’s hip-swiveling, live-wire early songs. But to bring the big-budget epic to its showstopping close, Luhrmann an… Read moreHow ‘Elvis’ re-creates Elvis Presley’s haunting 1977 performance of ‘Unchained Melody’

The long-running, award-winning Fox animated series “Bob’s Burgers,” created by Loren Bouchard, is an unassuming Hollywood success story. Built in the same mold as the “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill,” it’s no surprise that this irreverent, whip-smart and family-oriented animated comedy… Read more'The Bob's Burgers Movie' a hilarious, heartfelt outing with the Belcher family

Jets still scream and muscles still gleam in the ridiculous and often ridiculously entertaining “Top Gun: Maverick,” though in several respects, the movie evinces — and rewards — an unusual investment of brainpower. I’d go further and say that it offers its own decisive reversal of Maverick’… Read moreTom Cruise flies high — again — in the exhilarating 'Top Gun: Maverick'

Chris Pine slips into his best spy-wear for Tarik Saleh’s “The Contractor,” a character study (cloaked as a thriller) of a U.S. Army Ranger who tries his hand in the murky world of private security. Written by J.P. Davis, “The Contractor” paints a deeply cynical picture of life after service… Read moreChris Pine excels as veteran who enters world of private security in 'The Contractor'