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This fan-fleecing sequel follows magic Hitler (Johnny Depp) as he tries to recruit a monster to kill Dumbledore (Jude Law). Mostly though, it's just people talking about wizarding lineage. For Harry Potter completists only. more

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A genre-bending flick that mashes war-movie cliches with horror/sci-fi Nazi mad-scientist shenanigans, this almost-awesome endeavor is just a bit of wonky writing and poor pacing away from being a cult classic. more

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A paint-by-numbers music biopic, this uninspired retelling of a truly inspired band wastes a great lead performance by Rami Malek. Instead, maybe watch Mr. Robot and listen to a Queen greatest hits album for a while? more

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The problem with movie audiences these days is the opposite of what people think the problem with movie audiences is these days. more

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A vastly important docu-reminder, a reunion you'll endure for hours and hours, and double-) speculation, all in this month's column! more

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A patient and creepy, 10-episode horror show that is unafraid to explore sadness and mental health, this loose adaptation of an old gothic novel is close to being one of the best shows of this year. More like this please, Netflix! more

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A remakebootquel that ignores all the sequels, this surprisingly savvy installment sees Michael Meyers once more square off against Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). This time, however, the subtext is all smartly about feminist escapism. more

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A movie about a Spider-Man villain without Spider-Man in it, this movie was never going to make sense. And yet, between a crazy performance by Tom Hardy and silly-but-fun shenanigans in the last hour, it is a surprisingly fun total disaster. more

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Comic book movies are now the most popular creative genre in the world. As such, they have a responsibility (and added scrutiny) in how they influence and reflect political concerns. more

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A chance to see Back to the Future AND the Princess Bride on the big screen, a rapid flow of Film Streams news, a crazy Stuhlbargain, a raging Cather kegger, a prairie festival, and a host of horror are all covered in this month's column! more

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A brilliant and original series that explores the quest for mental health as a literal adventure in the brain, this is one of the best American shows in many years. Jonah Hill and Emma Stone deliver the drama and comedy goods in this perfect program. more

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A hallucinatory revenge movie filled with gloriously cheesy dialogue and Nic Cage going maximum bonkers, this is a true cult classic that is destined for midnight movie screens. more

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Writer/director Shane Black has made an ugly, insensitive flick that's somewhere between a satire of 1980s action movies and a desperate attempt to restart a sci-fi blockbuster franchise about a killer alien. This should end the series. Oh well! more

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A sloppy cash-grab that further dilutes The Conjuring brand, this messy and sloppy flick is less about jump scares and more about cliches and nonsense. With little payoff and lazy writing, only die-hard horror enthusiasts will care. more

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This month's column takes you to film class (courtesy of Leo Biga and Metro Community College), celebrates Cinemateca (courtesy of Film Streams and UNO), and contemplates Chevy Chase (sorry)! more

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Summer is no longer the best season for movies. Read about the ample bounty of autumn's cinematic offerings, from blockbustery goodness to a Langston Hughes adaptation that looks simply perfect. See all the trailers here too! more

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A missing-person mystery that plays out entirely on computer and smartphone screens, this gimmicky nonsense is filled with implausible twists and frustrating visuals. It's also been tried before, so it doesn't even get points for innovation. more

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This vulgar Muppet movie follows a private eye who is caught up in a murder mystery. Nowhere near as funny as it could have been but also nowhere near as detestable as the buzz has made it sound, this is a must-see for Muppet completists only. more

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While this exercise in humanizing the ultra-wealthy is long overdue in terms of its predominantly Asian cast, the by-the-books wedding rom-com is not elevated by the underlying message that Richie Riches need love too. more

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As impossible as it is to believe, Bo Burnham (the guy who got famous making funny YouTube songs) wrote and directed one of the year's best films about an awkward 13-year-old girl struggling with her anxieties. Yes really. more

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