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THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING

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Running away from bullies, young teen Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) stumbles upon the legendary Sword in the Stone. Pulling Excalibur from the stone, the youth is now tasked with saving the present-day world from the evil enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson), who was powerful during the reign of King Arthur and is ready to rise with her army to rule mankind. With the help of Merlin (Patrick Stewart), now transformed into a nerdy youth (Angus Imrie), Alex must convince friends and foes to become knights in his quest to stop the malevolent sorceress. A mostly youthful cast energizes this inventive update of the mythical sword legend. Director/writer Joe Cornish deftly keeps

GLASS

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David Dunn (Bruce Willis), a security guard with super powers, seeks to put an end to the killing spree of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a murderer with multiple personalities controlled by The Beast. A deadly encounter between the two gets them captured and sent to an asylum under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson). Another patient, Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), has a connection to the new residents that could have devastating results. Director/writer M. Night Shyamalan's latest big screen effort is

STAN & OLLIE

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Embarking on a live stage tour of Britain in 1953, Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) are looking to revive their declining popularity. The comedy duo's film career is pretty much behind them and Ollie has major health issues. But audiences are slowly building and Stan is seeking backing for a movie spoof of Robin Hood. While their relationship is strained, the boys get a needed lift when wives Ida Laurel (Nina Arianda) and Lucille Hardy (Shirley Henderson) join them in England. The show must go on. Remarkable performances dominate this loving tribute to Laurel & Hardy. Makeup and prosthetics play a big part in

MARY POPPINS RETURNS

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With the bank about to foreclose on the Cherry Tree Lane family home, recently widowed Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) has much on his mind. Having to raise three children by himself, with a little help from his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer), the pressure is building up. Arriving just in time to lend a hand is the childhood nanny of Michael and Jane: the magical Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt). Taking youngsters Anabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh) and Georgie (Joel Dawson) on extraordinary adventures is only the beginning of putting the Banks household back in order. Tagging along is lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), who assists in the nanny's objective. This delicious spoonful of sugar is a practically perfect sequel to Walt Disney's 1964 masterpiece. New songs, endearing characters and fabulous hand-drawn animation make

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

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Wreck-It Ralph's (the voice of John C. Reilly) actions cause the steering wheel on his best friend's, racer/glitch Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), arcade game Sugar Rush to break. Now the desperate pair must find a replacement before arcade owner Mr. Litwak (Ed O'Neill) tosses out the game console. Ralph and Vanellope enter the internet to find and purchase a rare controller, but gathering enough money proves to be a problem. A simple and familiar story takes a backseat

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

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Aspiring singer/songwriter Farrokh Bulsara (Rami Malek), later known as Freddie Mercury, forms the British band Queen. With members Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello), the group rises to the top of the charts. Freddie's complicated life with girlfriend Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton) plays out behind the scenes as he and the band become superstars. The journey culminates with their reunion at 1985's Live Aid concert. This rock biography has a beat you can dance to, but

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

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Searching for a key that will unlock a precious gift from her late mother, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is drawn into another world of four magical Realms. While in the lands of Flowers, Snowflakes and Sweets, she meets Nutcracker soldier Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight) and the Realms' rulers: Hawthorne (Eugenio Derbez), Shiver (Richard E. Grant) and Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). To reclaim the key, Clara and Phillip must enter the dark Fourth Realm and face the tyrannical Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren) and a gang of mice. The fate of the kingdoms is in their hands. This Disney cinematic gift will put most family members in a festive spirit. But there's more

FIRST MAN

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After losing his young daughter to a malignant brain tumor, test pilot and aeronautical engineer Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) decides to try out for NASA's space program as a civilian astronaut. When the ultimate challenge arises, he leaves wife Janet (Claire Foy) and family behind to join the flight to his fated destination: the Moon. Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle strike movie gold again as they depart La La Land for

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS

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Young orphan Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) goes to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), who happens to be a warlock with a magically creepy old house. There's a dangerous clock hidden in the walls that will have dire consequences if it's not found. Jonathan and witch neighbor Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett) enlist Lewis' help in finding the elusive timepiece before something bad happens. The clock is ticking. A witchy brew of laughs and chills energizes this family Halloween treat. Produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, it feels like one of his films. But it's directed by Eli Roth, who wanders from

A SIMPLE FAVOR

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Widowed single mom Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger with a growing audience, finds a new best friend in Emily (Blake Lively) - the mother of her young son Miles' (Joshua Satine) schoolmate Nicky (Ian Ho). When Emily suddenly disappears, Stephanie is determined to find out what happened. She teams up with the missing housewife's distraught husband Sean (Henry Golding) and seeks help from her online viewers. As the puzzle unfolds, complications arise. Pitch perfect performances from Anna Kendrick and