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‘Get Out’

We’re five months into 2017, and I still haven’t seen a better movie than Get Out. Director Jordan Peele’s blisteringly smart, phenomenally tense film blends everything from body horror to social commentary, sneaky comedy to A+ performances. It’s honestly the total package of a movie, in a genre where we don’t always expect this kind of excellence.

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‘Joyful Noise’

Hallelujah, a Hollywood musical that features actors who can SING! Grieving the death of her husband (a welcomed appearance by Kris Kristofferson), G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton) must deal when the vivacious Vi Rose (Queen Latifah) who is appointed to her husband’s post as church choir director instead of her. The two ultimately join forces when a... Read more

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‘LA 92’

The 1992 Los Angeles riots, which followed the not-guilty verdicts for the police officers who beat Rodney King on camera, were a harrowing and indelible chapter in American history, and this National Geographic-produced documentary turns an unblinking eye to the history and the legacy of those days. The archive footage assembled here is an... Read more

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‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’

Forget Guardians of the Galaxythis is the original "people arguing in space" movie. Star Wars was the shot of adrenaline that the disillusioned audience of 1977 needed. The film defied all expectations of what a movie could do by featuring more aliens, more ships, more action, and more special effects than people had ever seen in one... Read more

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‘Alien’

Did you go see Alien: Covenant this weekend? Take advantage of this Ridley Scott high you're on and check out the original. Alien was made in 1979, and it is STILL one of the scariest things ever put to film. "In space, nobody can hear you scream," the tag line said. You could say the same about watching Sigourney Weaver try to outrun that... Read more

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‘The First Wives Club’

Has there ever been a more dynamic on-screen combination than Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn? Not likely! In The First Wives Club, this Hollywood dream team play three friends from college who reunite 20 years later after the death of their beloved Cynthia (a devastating Stockard Channing), who kills herself after a rough divorce. Once... Read more