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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

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With wife Charity (Michelle Williams) and two young children to support, the unemployed P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) has nowhere to go but up. Using his vivid imagination and energetic enthusiasm, Barnum's persistence leads to the founding of the sideshow museum that would eventually become the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

This tuneful, joyful and emotional spectacle is filled with

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

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While Resistance fighter Rey (Daisy Ridley) seeks help from self-exiled Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the First Order makes their move against the dwindling rebel forces. General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) leads her gallant group of fighters, including pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), against Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the evil empire. The fate of the future is at stake.

The Star Wars saga is alive and thriving in another stratospheric adventure. Filled with action, thrills, human drama, awesome effects, twists and surprises, this epic tale is a fan pleaser that may even draw a whole new audience. It's just the kind of satisfying entertainment that

WONDER WHEEL

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In the Coney Island amusement park during the 1950s, the lives of four people are changed by circumstance. Ginny (Kate Winslet), a former actress who makes a living as a waitress in a clam house, and her carousel operator husband Humpty (Jim Belushi) get an unexpected visit from his estranged daughter Carolina (Juno Temple), who is on the run from her gangster husband and the mob after turning informant. Unhappy in her own marriage, Ginny turns to handsome lifeguard Mickey (Justin Timberlake), who has ambitions of becoming a playwright. Angst and turmoil are the order of the day.

Solid performances can't overcome an anemic plot that's void of