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A couple on the run — from the cops and America
      Sparks don’t fly on the first date for Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya). On the way home, the couple still can’t seem to agree. 
Can a dysfunctional family find a murderer before they kill each other? 
      Renowned mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) gathers his family to celebrating his birthday. There’s cake, drinking and an argument. The next morning, Harlan is dead, lying in a pool of blood with his throat slashed.        The family insists it was suicide.        But investigator Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) isn’t so sure. As he picks through the happenings at the party, he finds more suspects than he anticipated.
Thawing and slushy
     Disney released Frozen in 2013 to praise as a smart princess movie. The film played with and subverted stereotypes and offered up some snappy songs while preserving the family values that Walt wanted all his pictures to embody. The movie hauled in so much money that Disney changed its theme parks to keep up with demand. If all this makes you hope for a fresh and inventive sequel, you should probably let it go.       I had to. 
Two friends battle corporate idiocy and racing royalty to make history
     In the mid-1960s, Ford Motors was in a slump. Bad enough that sales are falling and the Ford legacy is in question. Worse still is fellow car magnate Enzo Ferrari’s insult. Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) responds by hitting Ferrari where it hurts: his legacy. Ford Motors will challenge him in Le Mans, the grueling 24-hour car race that Ferrari has dominated for the better part of a decade.
Roland Emmerich makes a spectacle of a great American battle
      On December 7, 1941, America’s neutral position in World War II ended with a bang. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, devastating America’s navy and shaking the nation’s confidence. 

The edge of the world and the edge of madness collide in this gorgeous film

      In the 1890s, two wickies are ferried across the chop to a lone lighthouse on a cliff. The roof leaks. The water from the cistern runs brown. The winds rattle the house, and waves crash on the ground, slicking all paths. 
In the wonderful world of Pedro Almodóvar, the two go hand in hand
     Pain is fuel for Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas). Poverty, physical ailments, drugs, disastrous love affairs: All fueled Mallo’s rise as a great director. Until the pains of advancing age threaten his artistic abilities. 
Angelina Jolie is cursed with an unworkable script in this disastrous sequel
      Saved from her curse by Maleficent (Angelina Jolie), Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) is queen of the fairies in the Moors, solving grievances from tree creatures and keeping peace between humans and magical creatures.        Trouble comes in the form of love. 
Phoenix rises on an astounding performance
      Just released from a mental institution after a breakdown and afflicted with hysterical laughter when he feels stress, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is unappreciated. He believes himself destined to be a comedian, but the only job he can get is as a clown.       To escape his grim reality, he and his infirm mother watch talk show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro) obsessively, Arthur fantasizing about being a guest on the show.

Renée Zellweger’s Judy Garland reclaims the spotlight

     Nineteen-sixty-eight finds Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) trying to outrun a ruined reputation. She’s considered past her prime, unemployable and unreliable. Deeply in debt, she needs money to keep her children in a custody dispute.