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REVIEW: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is a fun ride with a good message, but …

Dr. Dyson Ido is a brilliant man who holds the keys to life and death. The year is 2563, and Ido, as a cyborg scientist, is the city’s go-to man...

REVIEW: ‘The Lego Movie 2’ and traditional gender roles

The newest animated film in theaters, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG), reflects this difference between genders. It’s a sequel to 2014’s The Lego Movie.

REVIEW: ‘Green Book,’ Racism and Christianity

Shirley knows he will encounter restaurants that won’t feed him and hotels that won’t house him. That’s why he and Tony take along the Green Book

REVIEW: ‘Stan and Ollie’ is a marvelous tale about friendship

Stan & Ollie (PG) -- can’t seem to forgive his larger sidekick for briefly forming a new partnership, even if it was due to contractual disputes and pressure from their producer, Hal Roach. And even if it took place roughly 14 years ago.

REVIEW: ‘Glass’ is a tale about evil superheroes. Huh?

Some people like their superheroes to be, you know, superheroes. They want superheroes who do good, defeat evil and inspire us to live better lives.

REVIEW: ‘Social Animals’ spotlights perilous combination of teens and Instagram

Their stories are told without narration or commentary, but that’s not needed. By the time the credits roll, you’re convinced that Instagram -- without strict boundaries -- is bad for a young person’s mental and social health.

REVIEW: ‘Bumblebee’ is a different type of Transformers film (and that’s good)

What do you get when you add a storyline to a Transformers movie and remove the sexualization of women? Apparently, Bumblebee.

Hollywood official: Ticket sales key to getting more faith-based films

The president of a Hollywood production unit says movie studios are making more faith-based films than they ever have in the past

The 10 best, most family-friendly films of 2018

Let’s face it: It can be difficult to find a movie that the whole family can watch. Thankfully, though, there were quite a few family-friendly films released in theaters in 2018. Here are my favorite 10:

REVIEW: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is marvelous

Mary Poppins was popular because it reminded us of everything that is wonderful about childhood: imagination and innocence and fun.
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