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Pick of the Week

The Lovers

Breaking the doldrums of marriage

New This Week

Alien: Covenant

More chest-bursting fun in space


Some people stand in the darkness ...


The rise and fall of the real-life Rocky

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

The wimpy kid returns for a reboot

Everything, Everything

Another YA adaption of star-crossed lovers

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

The origins of the celebrity chef

First-Run Movies

Beauty and the Beast

A live-action remake of the Disney film

Born in China

The Disneyfication of nature continues

The Boss Baby

Alec Baldwin voices corporate infant

The Circle

An absurd cautionary tale on technology


Toxic masculinity melds with a monster movie

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Wimpy kid, wimpy movie.

The Dinner

Family ties come undone in this dark drama

A Dog’s Purpose

Reincarnated dog film is full of cliches

The Fate of the Furious

The car thieves are back to save the world

Get Out

A stellar racially charged horror comedy

Ghost in the Shell

Scar Jo as cybernetic warrior

Going in Style

Three old-timers plan to rob a bank

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Star-Lord and co. return in the popular Marvel series

How to Be a Latin Lover

A middle-age lothario learns some life lessons

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The Once and Future King gets a reboot

Kong: Skull Island

The big ape is back

The LEGO Batman Movie

The Dark Knight returns to Legoland


Astronauts discover that a wall won't keep out a new alien life form


Hugh Jackman sports those famous mutton chops for the final time

The Lost City of Z

A futile quest for an extraordinary place


Film about East L.A.'s car culture

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

The man who would be kingmaker

Power Rangers

A new generation of teens with superpowers must save the world

A Quiet Passion

A biographical sketch of poet Emily Dickinson


Doc follows WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

The Shack

The spiritual journey of a tortured soul


A mother/daughter vacation from hell

Their Finest

How to make a propaganda film in World War II England


Another round of a psycho ex from hell

The Wall

Two American soldiers face off with an Iraqi sniper

Your Name

This body-swapping anime is a stunner

The Zookeeper's Wife

World War II drama based on the bestselling book


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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant (2017)

    Rated R, 122 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez.

    Ridley Scott’s 1979 original is a bona fide classic, with James Cameron’s 1986 sequel following close behind. But after that, things get a bit dodgy for the franchise, most notably with Scott's 2012’s prequel, Prometheus which had a serious lack of xenomorphs. So now it's “Give the people what they want,” time as this film plays like a greatest hits of your favorite Alien moments. After a prologue that seeks to bridge the gap between films, we are swept away into the deep space life of the spaceship Covenant, where married couples are the crew, and the ship houses thousands of souls in hibernation, on their way to a distant, habitable planet to thrive and prosper. The crew provide easy fodder when the xenomorph shows up, while Katherine Waterston runs around trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Rarely do I comment on characters’ hairstyles in movies, but the decision to give Waterston a hybrid bowl-cut/Prince Valiant bob is one of the most ill-advised things this film does. And in a film that treats its audience like morons, that is saying something. Read a full review of Alien: Covenant.

  • Tiny Giants 3-D (2014)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mark Brownlow.

  • Wild Africa 3-D (2017)

    Not rated, 42 min. Directed by Patrick Morris and Neil Nightingale. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.

    Can't afford that African safari? Here's the next best thing.

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