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INSTANT FAMILY * * * (Joyce) * * * (Don) (Humorous tale of foster families) Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne play Pete and Ellie, a childless, young, white, middle class couple who attend foster parenting classes run by two savvy, sarcastic social workers more
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? * * * (True tale of forger) Melissa McCarthy stars as true-life author Lee Isreal, an unpopular author who finds herself unwanted, unloved, broke and with writer's block, living in a rundown apartment in New York City, where more
WIDOWS * * * (Complex heist movie) This is the year for movies about women empowerment. Director Steve McQueen has come up with a beauty, filled with twists, turns and a complex plot that requires close attention to details. Rhode Island's own Viola more
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB * * * (Don) * * * (Joyce) (Action adventure) What? Joyce scored an action/adventure movie higher than Don? There's a simple explanation: Joyce is smarter than Don. She figured out the convoluted plot and wasn't as confused more
CRAZY RICH ASIANS * * * (Asian soap opera) The good news is that Asian actors have an opportunity to star in a major Hollywood film. The not-so-good news is the story is little more than soap opera. To its credit, the romantic comedy has two likable more
THE FIRST PURGE* * ½ (Dark, violent prequel)Before “The Purge” and “The Purge: Election Years” there was “The First Purge.” This violent, political prequel … more
ALPHA * * * (Ice Age survival tale) If you want to see something different, where the hero is not a Marvel superhero but a young man who lived 20,000 years ago, go see Alpha." Keda (Kodi Smit-McKee) is the son of a tribal chief living the primitive" more
Movie Review By JOHN PANNOZZI JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM *** out of five stars For the fifth film in the Jurassic Park/World series, the dinosaurs face extinction again when the volcano on their island home is about to erupt. Can they survive, and, more
SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO * * * (Violent sequel) Benicio Del Toro plays hitman Alejandro, as violence and mayhem continues in the drug wars between the Mexican cartels. Always in the background pulling strings and making questionably immoral decisions more
UNCLE DREW * * (Seniors rule the basketball court) The young folks at the Saturday matinee seemed to enjoy this silly, predictable comedy about a bunch of elderly basketball players who vie for the Harlem outdoor basketball championship. Joyce wisely more
TAG* *(Immature men/dumb movie)Although “Tag” is loosely based on a true Wall Street Journal story, it portrays its characters as immature, dumb man-children who play a stupid game that … more
BEAUTIFUL BOY * * * * (True story of young addict) If you go to the movies for escapism, you might want to skip this one. If you want to see some great acting while being engrossed in a powerful story about the effect of drugs (especially crystal meth) more
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