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New in theaters: 'Suburbicon,' 'Thank You for Your Service,' 'Jigsaw'

OPENING FRIDAY: SUBURBICON George Clooney is like a third Coen brother, which in movies is akin to a fifth Beatle. Clooney has done some of his funniest acting for Joel and Ethan Coen: a preening yokel in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Hail, Caesar!'s kidnapped matinee idol and a spy chaser in Burn After Reading. Ther …

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  1. What's new in theaters this week: 'Justice League,' 'Wonder,' 'The Star'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    JUSTICE LEAGUE

    How many superheroes does it take to salvage a comic book universe?

    Nativity story The Star features a wide range of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey as a camel.
  2. Five cool things to see in 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume' in St. Petersburg

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    Do you sense a disturbance in the Force?

    That would probably be the landing of "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, earlier this week. I got a preview of the blockbuster Smithsonian exhibit (docked in our corner of the galaxy through April 1), and I'm here to tell you …

    The exhibition, Star Wars and the Power of Costume, featuring more than 60 original costumes from various Star Wars movies, opens this weekend to members of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and to the general public on Monday at the museum. Front is Queen Amidala from The Phantom Menace, 1999 and other costumes.
  3. Why 'Justice League' nearly gets it right but still has DC movie problems

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    How many superheroes does it take to salvage a comic book universe?

    The Justice League assembles after the death of Superman to defeat alien warlord Steppenwolf.
  4. Disney announces new Star Wars trilogy and TV show as well as ESPN streaming service

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    Disney is doubling down on "Star Wars." On a conference call with analysts Thursday, CEO Bob Iger said that the company is planning a brand-new "Star Wars" trilogy as well as a "Star Wars" series for its Disney streaming service coming in 2019.

    FILE - This file image provided by Lucasfilm shows a scene from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," expected in theaters in December. Disney's $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm and "Star Wars" just keeps getting better for the House of Mouse. The company is banking on the latest installments, "The Last Jedi" in December 2017 and a Han Solo movie in May 2018, to drive people to theaters. But that's far from the end of the money-making opportunities. (Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm via AP, File) NYBZ494
  5. A peek at the Star Wars costumes coming to St. Petersburg with 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume'

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    A galaxy far, far away just got a lot closer.

    Original Star Wars costumes for BB-8, C-3PO and R2-D2 will be on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts as part of the exhibition Star Wars and the Power of Costume, open to the public Nov. 3. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  6. Who killed all the fun in 'Murder on the Orient Express'?

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    Kenneth Branagh's somnambulant remake of Murder on the Orient Express is a murder mystery Agatha Christie never intended: Who killed her diabolical fun?

    This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Johnny Depp in a scene from, "Murder on the Orient Express." (Nicola Dove/Twentieth Century Fox via AP) NYET814
  7. What's new in theaters: 'Murder on the Orient Express,' 'Daddy's Home 2'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

    Agatha Christie's signature mystery Murder on the Orient Express gets a classy remake 43 years after Ingrid Bergman won her third Oscar as one of a dozen unusual suspects.

     Michelle Pfeiffer portrays one of the many suspects in Murder on the Orient Express.
  8. Movie review: 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

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    Yorgos Lanthimos serves revenge colder than some viewers will accept in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (R), a thriller taking its sweet time doing nasty things.

    Colin Farrell in "The Killing of a Sacred Deer."A24
  9. Lebowski Fest is at the Ritz Ybor this weekend, and you can abide with a White Russian

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    The last movie I saw at the Ritz in Ybor City could've been produced by Jackie Treehorn, the porn mogul played by Ben Gazzara in The Big Lebowski.

    Jeff Bridges, left, John Goodman, center, and Steve Buscemi appear in a scene from the motion picture "The Big Lebowski." (AP Photo)
  10. Movie review: 'Wonderstruck' brings together two deaf children

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    Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck is a childhood fable brimming with lush visuals yet too wispy to bear them. Based on Brian Selznick's 2011 novel, the movie , seldom jarring the heart as much as the eyes.

    Julianne Moore and Oakes Fegley in the 1970s storyline of "Wonderstruck."  Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions
  11. Disney ends LA Times ban after widespread backlash

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    The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies.

    Visitors walk toward the Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. (Associated Press (2015))
  12. 'A Bad Moms Christmas' has the right cast but the wrong spirit

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    A Bad Moms Christmas is a comedy with better casting than jokes, a sequel sticking to the formula of using twice as much of whatever worked before.

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn star in A Bad Moms Christmas.
  13. Beyonce to play Nala in Disney's 'The Lion King' remake

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    LOS ANGELES — Beyonce Knowles-Carter is joining the cast of The Lion King to voice to role of Nala.

    This week, Disney confirmed the rumor that the pop superstar is part of the project set for July 2019.
  14. What's new in theaters: 'Thor: Ragnarok,' 'A Bad Moms Christmas'

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    NOW IN THEATERS: A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS

    Willem Dafoe, left, the indefatigable moral center of "The Florida Project," and Brooklynn Prince. MUST CREDIT: A24
  15. 'Thor: Ragnarok' puts the comic in comic book as the god of thunder has some fun

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    They're called comic books for a reason too many superhero movies neglect. Not Thor: Ragnarok, one keenly aware of how silly all this universe saving stuff is. Guardians of the Galaxy is fun; this movie's funny. There's a difference.

    'Thor: Ragnarok' movie (Marvel) 1214298