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Zoolander 2 - 6.6.5

In this sequel the Interpol Fashion Police recruits two former male models (Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) to stop the worldwide assassination of top celebrities. The two recruits re-enter a changed and confusing world of high fashion to investigate, while their former rival (Will Ferrell) escapes from fashion prison and seeks revenge. Also with Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen. Directed by Ben Stiller. [1:42 - PG-13]
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How to be Single - 7.3.6

Four women (Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann) and several men navigate the confusing pathways of friendship, drinking, sex and love in New York City. Also with Anders Holm, Jake Lacey, Nicholas Braun, Jason Mantzoukas and Damon Wayans, Jr. Directed by Christian Ditter. [1:50 - R]
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Deadpool - 8.8.10

Stricken with cancer after being dishonorably discharged from special ops, a man (Ryan Reynolds) undergoes an experimental medical cure that's actually a procedure designed to create mutant soldiers. Endowed with super agility and accelerated healing powers but also horribly scarred, he goes after the madman (Ed Skrein) responsible for his plight. Also with Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand. Directed by Tim Miller. [1:45 - R]
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Where to Invade Next - 6.4.5

Documentarian Michael Moore visits several countries (Italy, Finland, France, Slovenia, Tunisia and Iceland) and finds out that they have solved problems we continue to struggle with in the US. He suggests that we steal their ideas on education, prison reform, drugs, and bank management. With Krista Kiuru and Tim Walker. Directed by Michael Moore. Some dialogue is in Italian with English subtitles. [1:50 - R]
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - 2.6.2

In this re-imagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," 19th century London endures a zombie apocalypse: A woman (Lily James) fighting zombies with kung fu and Chinese weapons must join forces with a snobbish colonel (Sam Reilly), although some of their allies are not what they seem. Also with Matt Smith, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Suki Waterhouse, Sally Phillips, Douglas Booth and Jack Huston. Directed by Burr Steers. Some lines of dialogue are in Japanese and Chinese with English subtitles. [1:40 - PG-13]
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Hail, Caesar! - 3.3.3

The story of a Hollywood "fixer" (Josh Brolin) during the 1950s whose job it is to keep the celebrities who star in his studio's films in check and out of trouble. Also with George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio and Heather Goldenhersh. Directed by Ethan & Joel Coen. [1:46 - PG-13]
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The Choice - 4.4.4

A self-styled North Carolina playboy (Benjamin Walker) falls in love with a medical student (Teresa Palmer) when she becomes his neighbor but after a car crash becomes comatose. He must decide whether to hope and wait or allow her to pass away. Also with Maggie Grace, Alexandria Daddario, Tom Welling and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Ross Katz. [1:49 - PG-13]
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The Finest Hours - 2.5.4

Based on a true story: in 1952 an oil tanker is spilt in half and is sinking off the coast of Massachusetts with over 30 sailors trapped inside the ship's stern. The ship's engineer (Casey Affleck) organizes an escape plan while the US Coast Guard attempts a rescue with a three-man crew led by a 24-year-old (Chris Pine) in a motor boat during a heavy storm and without a compass. Also with Eric Bana, Holiday Grainger, Ben Foster, John Magaro, Kyle Gallner and John Ortiz. Directed by Craig Gillespie. [1:57 - PG-13]
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Fifty Shades of Black - 10.5.10

In this parody of "Fifty Shades of Grey" an inexperienced college student (Kali Hawk) meets a shady businessman (Marlon Wayans) whose sexual practices lead the couple to constant arguments. Also with Jane Seymour, Fred Willard, Affion Crockett and Mike Epps. Directed by Michael Tiddes. [1:32 - R]
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Kung Fu Panda 3 - 1.4.1

In this sequel the Dragon Warrior panda (voiced by Jack Black) meets his biological father (voiced by Bryan Cranston) and helps a secret panda village fight against a supernatural villain. Also with the voices of Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim and Jackie Chan. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson & Alessandro Carloni. [1:40 - PG]
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The Boy - 3.5.2

An American woman (Lauren Cohan) searching for a new life accepts a position as nanny to an 8-year-old boy in rural England. However, the child turns out to be a life-size doll, a surrogate for a son that died 20 years previously. Also with Rupert Evans, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, James Russell and Jett Klyne. Directed by William Brent Bell. [1:37 - PG-13]
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Synchronicity - 5.4.5

Sci-fi film about a scientist who creates a wormhole, hoping to use it to travel in time. Complications arise and the scientist wonders if he has traveled instead to the past of a parallel universe, when he runs into another version of himself. With Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress and Michael Ironside. Directed by Jacob Gentry. [1:41 - R]
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The 5th Wave - 2.6.5

Alien attacks annihilate most of Earth in a torrent of earthquakes, tsunamis and epidemic diseases. Cut off from family, an Ohio teen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is determined to find her five-year-old brother (Zackary Arthur) and she allies herself with a young man who has useful skills (Alex Roe). Also with Liv Schreiber, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maika Monroe, Maria Bello and Maggie Siff. Directed by J. Blakeson. [1:46 - PG-13]
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Dirty Grandpa - 8.4.10

As an intense lawyer (Zac Efron) prepares to marry one of his boss' controlling daughters, his foulmouthed grandfather (Robert De Niro) tricks him into driving to Daytona Beach for Spring Break Week. Amid the ensuing beach parties, bar fights, and time in jail the attorney begins to question his life choices. Also with Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough and Dermot Mulroney. Directed by Dan Mazer. [1:42 - R]
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45 Years - 5.1.5

A couple (Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) is getting ready to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when they are shocked by news from their past and their relationship is shaken to its core. Also with Geraldine James, Dolly Wells and David Sibley. Directed by Andrew Haigh. [1:35 - R]
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