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Movie review: Female-driven 'Annihilation' is singularly adventurous

Sometimes cinematic adaptations are conversations with source material rather than direct representations. No recent film more exemplifies this idea than Alex Garland's bold, metaphysical and just plain weird "Annihilation," adapted from Jeff VanderMeer's book, the first in his "Southern Reach" trilogy. The result is a deeply challenging, big budget, female-driven sci-fi film, which begs a question – how did this get made? Films as singularly adventurous as this don't come around often.

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'Game Night's' Kyle Chandler game for comedy challenge

Kyle Chandler's new movie, "Game Night," has him playing the older half of a pair of siblings – the other portrayed by Jason Bateman – who have been competitive all their lives. The older brother has dominated their rivalry even to the point of changing what has been a rather mundane weekly get-together to play board and parlor games into a kidnap mystery game. The comedy comes from how that fake abduction turns real.

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