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Our critics review “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of the “Fast” franchise, which now includes Charlize Theron; “The Lost City of Z,” an old-fashioned epic about an…

How is the "Fast and Furious" franchise holding up?

Our critics review “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of the “Fast” franchise, which now includes Charlize Theron; “The Lost City of Z,” an old-fashioned epic about an…

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“The Birth of a Nation,” the biopic about Nat Turner, who led the most famous slave rebellion in US history, hits theaters this weekend.

Will moviegoers go see 'Birth of a Nation'?

“The Birth of a Nation,” the biopic about Nat Turner, who led the most famous slave rebellion in US history, hits theaters this weekend.

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Two fairytale movies premiere this weekend. But if you’re looking for something more gritty, how about a back-woods horror flick starring Patrick Stewart?

Have a Happily-Ever-After Weekend at the Movies

Two fairytale movies premiere this weekend. But if you’re looking for something more gritty, how about a back-woods horror flick starring Patrick Stewart?

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