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Going out or staying in? Some good choices in and out of theaters

“Bad Boys for Life” ruled the box office this past weekend, likely bolstered by what seems like an interminable gestation period, lots of media hype and possibly nostalgia. But if you’re

‘1917’ is an uncomfortable, yet unbelievably enjoyable action drama

“1917” (Rated C) Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden Genre: Action Drama Dwight’s Rating: A “gimmick” doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Although we’ve got far more examples of them

Two great Golden Globe-nominated films to see before Sunday’s awards

The 77th Golden Globe Awards take place this Sunday. Family divorce drama “Marriage Story” leads all nominations with six. The comedy “Knives Out” has three, tied for second most in the

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ proves it’s time to pack it in 

 “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (Rated B) Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi Dwight’s Rating: 2.5 Stop right there! If you are a superfan, and know all

Prepare for an uncomfortable and emotional but still fun ride with ‘Queen & Slim’

“Queen & Slim” (Rated C) Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine Genre: Drama/Thriller Dwight’s Rating: “Well if it isn’t the black Bonnie and Clyde?” So says Uncle Earl (Bokeem Woodbine) to characters we know

‘The Irishman’… a too-long film that’s still worth seeing

“The Irishman” (U.S. Rated R) Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano Genre: Crime Drama Dwight’s Rating: Is it 2020 yet? The calendar had suggested it was just the first week in

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ sacrifices what I expected to see

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (Rated B) Cast: Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor Genre: Fantasy/Action, Adventure Dwight’s Rating: If somehow you missed the series finale of “Game of Thrones” this past May

Freaky tech becomes an unwelcome presence all around with ‘Gemini Man’

“Gemini Man” (Rated T) Cast: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong Genre: Action/Thriller Dwight’s Rating: Much like how those born under the astrological sign Gemini are notoriously known for their dual

Joaquin Phoenix is almost too good and ‘Joker’ is almost too real

 “Joker” (Rated C) Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy Genre: Drama/Thriller Dwight’s Rating: This is the most-timely film of the year! It joins a select list of pictures that perfectly capture