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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

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Space cowboy Han (Alden Ehrenreich) meets Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), gets a last name and is taken under the wing of Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), a criminal who is looking to eliminate what he owes to the feared wealthy gangster Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). This motley crew is joined by charismatic gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) on a heist that will clear Beckett's debt. Han is getting close to his goal of becoming a pilot, getting a ship and reuniting with Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke), the girlfriend he was forced to leave behind on an Empire-controlled planet. But there is trouble along the way.

The early life of Han Solo unfolds in this action-filled galactic western, complete with gunplay and showdowns. Anyone who grew up with "Star Wars" will be thrilled with

DEADPOOL 2

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Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) gathers a team for what he thinks is a worthy cause. The mission: save young mutant Russell (Julian Dennison) from the clutches of Nathan Summers/Cable (Josh Brolin), a cybernetic soldier from the future who wants to terminate the kid. There are complications along the way.

The irreverent R-rated humor that made 2016's "Deadpool" such a refreshing spin on the genre returns in this juiced-up deadpan sequel. While not as

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

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The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces to combat the mighty Thanos (Josh Brolin). The ruthless super villain is seeking control of the universe's six powerful Infinity Stones, which will make him invincible. An army of heroes must miraculously find a way to save the future.

"Epic" doesn't even begin to describe this mind-exploding spectacle. Marvel has crafted its biggest, and quite possibly best, "thank you" to fans. Elements from many previous films in this cinematic universe come into play here. Having a little knowledge of past adventures is helpful. A who's who of the studio's screen characters dominate

RAMPAGE

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Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a loner whose main concern is the albino gorilla George he raised, has his hands full when a corporation's secret genetic experiment on an exploding space station finds its way to Earth. Three crashed canisters turn George, a wolf and a crocodile into gigantic raging monsters. It's up to Okoye, discredited genetic engineer Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) and government agent Russell (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to save mankind.

Dwayne Johnson, huge monsters, an evil corporation and lots of destruction add up to

READY PLAYER ONE

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In 2045, teen Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is living his meaningless life in a depressed area of Columbus, Ohio known as "The Stacks" - where trailer homes are piled high atop one another. To escape reality, Wade joins many citizens in the virtual world of OASIS. This fantastic universe is the creation of genius James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, his fortune and control of this fantasy world will go to the person who finds a hidden digital Easter egg within the VR realm. In OASIS, where no one uses their real name, Wade's avatar, Parzival, enters the race to find

PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

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Years after the monstrous other-worldly Kaiju were defeated by the human-piloted super robotic Jaeger along the Pacific Rim, another threat is imminent. Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), whose legendary father died saving the world from the monsters, is involved in criminal activity after abandoning pilot training. Caught stealing Jaeger parts, Jake and young hacker Amara (Cailee Spaeny) are given the choice of prison or pilot training. They join the inexperienced pilots just in time for the new battle.

For those craving another "Transformers" epic, this giant robot sequel fills the void in a better way. Director/co-writer Steven S. DeKnight (TV's "Daredevil" and "Smallville") has

TOMB RAIDER

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Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is driven to find out what happened to her father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West), who vanished while searching for the tomb of Queen Himiko on a mythical island off the coast of Japan. Although the legend says that the fabled queen's touch causes death, Lara sets out on a dangerous quest to find answers. Joining her is Lu Ren (Daniel Wu), a boat captain whose father disappeared along with Lord Croft. When their destination is reached, they must face

A WRINKLE IN TIME

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Middle school student Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is desperate to find her missing physicist father (Chris Pine), who may be held captive by an evil force. She finds mystical help in the form of three astral guides of the universe: Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling). Along with her gifted younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and classmate Calvin (Levi Miller), Meg embarks on the adventure of a lifetime across space and time.

Strictly for preteens and the young-at-heart, this trippy addition to sci-fi cinema will only

RED SPARROW

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After a career-ending injury, Russian ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is desperate to help her ailing mother (Joely Richardson). Coerced by her Uncle Vanya (Matthias Schoenaerts), a high-ranking government official, she is recruited to endure sadistic training at the Sparrow School to become a seductive spy. As the most dangerous Sparrow, Dominika is assigned her first mission: get close to American CIA agent Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton) and uncover the name of a mole in the Russian government.

Jennifer Lawrence and a fine cast give this

GAME NIGHT

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Competitive married couple Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) host a weekly game night with friends. When Max's successful and charming brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) comes to town, the fun evening gets exciting. Brooks sets up a murder mystery party with fake bad guys and government agents, but then he gets kidnapped. Is this part of the fantasy game or is it real? The players are

BLACK PANTHER

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Battling villains as Black Panther, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) must return to his homeland of Wakanda after the death of his father King T'Chaka (John Kani). As the new king, T'Challa becomes protector of his people while keeping a secret from the outside world: the supposed third world nation is technically-advanced thanks to the alien metal vibranium. Getting in the way are

EARLY MAN

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Caveman Dug (the voice of Eddie Redmayne) and his tribe lead a simple life that includes hunting rabbits, but the young hunter would prefer larger prey. Their existence is threatened by the arrival of Lord Nooth (voiced by Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City army. The Lord, Queen Oofeefa (Miriam Margolyes) and their city worship football (soccer). A game between the cavemen and Nooth's professional team will decide

PETER RABBIT

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When Thomas McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) inherits his relative's farm, he must keep Peter Rabbit (the voice of James Corden) and the woodland creatures from destroying his vegetable garden. Complicating matters is his growing fondness for neighbor Bea (Rose Byrne), who happens to be an animal lover.

Endearing characters, fabulous CG effects, colorful storybook animation sequences and a foot-stomping soundtrack overcome a

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

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Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and a small group of surviving Gladers, who are immune to a deadly virus, seek to break into a fortified city run by the WCKD (World in Catastrophe: Killzone Experiment Department) organization. The mission: rescue the immune kids, including good friend Minho (Ki Hong Lee), who are part of an experiment to find a cure for the lethal disease. Once inside the maze-like city, this band of warriors must face company enforcer Janson (Aidan Gillen) and his army of killers. Also in their way are WCKD's leader Ava Paige (Patricia Clarkson) and Thomas' former love turned turncoat Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), who will do anything to put an end to the virus.

Impressive action sequences can't

12 STRONG

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Set in the harrowing days following 9/11, a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners. - Warner Bros. Pictures

Bursts of combat action and solid performances make this incredible true story worth seeing. Chris Hemsworth heads the

PADDINGTON 2

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Living a happy life with the Brown family, Paddington Bear ( the voice of Ben Whishaw) has become a beloved member of the Windsor Gardens community. While seeking the perfect gift for his Aunt Lucy's (voiced by Imelda Staunton) 100th birthday, the determined bear comes across a rare pop-up book of London in Mr. Gruber's (Jim Broadbent) antique shop. A costly item, he sets out to earn the money in a series of jobs. When the book is stolen, Paddington is framed and sent to prison. Now it's up to the Brown family and friends to find the real thief and free the bear.

Overflowing with heart and humor, this delightful romp is a charmer for the whole family. There are so many sight gags, in-jokes and

FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

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The final years of legendary film noir actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) are explored in this true story. Escaping scandal that followed her life in America, Grahame moved to England where she started performing on stage. It was here that she met young actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell). A romance led to a friendship that lasted until her death from cancer in 1981.

Annette Bening lights up the screen in this stunning portrait of a fading star. Based on Peter Turner's memoir of the same name, this engrossing film could easily have turned into a run-of-the- mill May-December romance if not for