In the Dark

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‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

Rated: R

 

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Sully

‘Sully’

Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Rated: PG-13

 

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Josef Gabcik (Murphy) and Jan Kubis (Dornan) in 'Anthropoid'

This plot sounds like a lot of other Nazi war movies, but the forgotten footnote in history this movie is based on happens to be true. It’s surprising these events are not more well documented, but probably only World War II buffs will remember the assassination of “The Butcher of Prague.”

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The Magnificent Seven

As our climate stubbornly refuses to recognize fall, one of the signals that fall has arrived (because we couldn’t tell from the temperature) is the different tone movies take. They go from popcorn blockbusters to more action thrillers and dramas beginning in September, leading up to the awards season. This is when the studios premiere their best hopes for nominations, but the best of those usually dribble out between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Beginning in about two weeks, though, superheroes will take a hiatus until next summer. So long, Superman.

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Fans of “Sons of Anarchy” will remember Deputy Chief David Hale, played by Texas actor Taylor Sheridan. Since the poor law man was killed off in season 3, Sheridan has concentrated his efforts on writing. First “Sicario,” the drug cartel thriller, which wowed critics earlier this year, and now this, which had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year and came away with rave reviews.

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Poor Jason Bourne. He’s been running for what seems like decades. I’m tired just thinking about it, and this latest movie in the franchise is just as fatiguing.

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A quick polling of my pals outside the theater at the conclusion of this latest Star Trek installment revealed that the winner and still champion is the 1982 “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.” It’s hard to beat Ricardo Montalban spewing, “… I spit my last breath at thee.” But that was then and this is now, and one of the best things this franchise has going for it is the reboot that gave Trekkes a whole new — and yes, younger — cast to enjoy.

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Walter White crosses back from the dark side as Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” fame takes on the role of a drug enforcer rather than a drug peddler. Based on U.S.

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This animated feature offers an answer to pet owners who wonder what their pets do all day while they’re away. You could solve that with a nanny cam, but it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun as seeing this. From the team that created “Despicable Me,” this animated film hits the mark on almost every level.

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Johnny Weissmuller. Ron Ely. Christopher Lambert. There are as many Tarzans as there are jungle vines to swing from.

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