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Movie review: Great cast the secret ingredient in winning ‘Flamin’ Hot’

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Directed by Eva Longoria, making her feature film debut after directing television for several years, “Flamin’ Hot” tells the disputed-by-some story of real-life figure Richard Montanez (Jesse Garcia, “Quinceanera”), a doting husband and father and uneducated maintenance worker (i.e., janitor) at Frito-Lay, who has a dream of a creating a spicy line of Latino-aimed products.

Movie review: ‘Shooting Stars’ shoots, scores as winning tale of young LeBron James

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Based on the 2009 book by Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger (“Friday Night Lights”) and nicely directed by Chris Robinson (“Woke”), “Shooting Stars” is the 1990s-set coming-of-age story of James and his “Fab Four” crew of fellow basketball enthusiasts with whom he played and grew up in Akron.

Movie Review: Splendid new documentary explores Mary Tyler Moore’s private side

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“Who can turn the world on with her smile?” It’s Mary Tyler Moore, of course, and you should know it.

Movie Review: The wit, heart and soul of Yogi Berra, baseball giant

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With a load of family love and cooperation, the documentary “It Ain’t Over” celebrates the accomplishments of St. Louis-born, New York Yankees-bred Lawrence “Yogi” Berra (1925-2015), whose talent for phrasemaking and so-called Yogi-isms had a nagging tendency to outshine his slugging and catching and managing prowess.

Reviews: Ben and Jen deliver trashy fun in ‘Hypnotic’ and ‘The Mother’

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After joining forces in 2003’s “Gigli” and 2004’s “Jersey Girl” to, shall we say, diminishing returns, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez might never pair up on screen again.

Movie review: ‘Still’ a revealing documentary about Michael J. Fox

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McFly: The surname of the time-traveler Michael J. Fox played in “Back to the Future” suits that character, by design. It also captures the propulsive stardom and perpetual motion of the actor who became a star, then a superstar, and then a struggling, secretive superstar dealing with a degenerative brain disease.

Review: ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ a real-live adventure this time from Disney’s recycling bin

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You could say “Peter Pan & Wendy,” the latest voyage to the Disney+ recycling bin, is an unexpectedly strong movie. But it’s not unexpected, so really, you shouldn’t call it that.

Movie review: ‘To Catch a Killer’ a satisfying and suspenseful police procedural

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In what could be the first of several films, Shailene Woodley stars as Baltimore Police Officer Eleanor Falco, a deeply troubled, not very well-educated young woman who finds herself in the middle of a giant manhunt when she is chosen by leader Geoffrey Lammark (Ben Mendelsohn) to help head the operation. The target is an unknown man, who has murdered 29 people near the harbor with a Vietnam-era sniper rifle, using the noise of fireworks to cover up his shots and his location. Eleanor has scars on her wrists. She lives alone with a cat and finds release and relief swimming laps in a local pool. Using laser technology, the police later locate the residence the sniper used as a lair. The place then blows up.

Gaither Family Vocal Band to take Niswonger stage

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VAN WERT — The Gaither Family Vocal Band has made a lot of history as one of the premier Christian groups in music.

Review: An artist makes art, even as life interrupts the flow

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A droll, easygoing procession of slights, obstacles and microaggressions on the road to an artist’s gallery opening, “Showing Up” could be classified as co-writer and director Kelly Reichardt’s first comedy since her “Old Joy” 17 years ago. But labels are deceptive. There’s subterranean seriousness underneath the deadpan-comic surface here, and much of Reichardt’s previous work found plenty of quiet comedy and seemingly accidental lightness amid some pretty tough lives.