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Movie review: Luc Besson's 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' is a dazzling, dimwitted space opera

In his ludicrously entertaining 2014 science-fiction thriller, "Lucy," the French director Luc Besson gave us a chemically enhanced action heroine with the rare ability to harness 100 percent of her brainpower. Besson's latest futuristic whatsit, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," seems determined to induce the opposite effect in the viewer. When you enter the theater, you can pick up your 3-D glasses with one hand and drop off your brain with the other.

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Movie review: Easy charm abundant in 'Girls Trip'

"Today is the last day we will ever be this young!" says Ryan (Regina Hall), exhorting her friends Dina (Tiffany Haddish), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Sasha (Queen Latifah) to seize the moment on their trip to New Orleans. It's the sort of pronouncement that comes easily to Ryan, a successful author described as "the second coming of Oprah," and Hall sweetly sells the line – and, with her trio of co-stars, the movie.

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Movie review: 'Girls Trip' is raunchy yet refreshingly fun

Perfecting the raunchy, randy, female-driven comedy can be a tall order. "Bridesmaids" showed it could be done, though such successes can be few and far between. "Girls Trip" proves to be the heir apparent to "Bridesmaids," a film about female friendship that nails the comedy, the boldness and the heart. There's no need for high concepts or outlandish premises here; all that's necessary is four longtime best friends and a city built for sin.

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Capsule reviews of feature films

BEATRIZ AT DINNER. 3 stars. A Mexican-American nurse ends up at a dinner among wealthy California swells (John Lithgow, Connie Britton) causing friction-filled conversation that crosses lines of class and culture. From director Miguel Arteta and writer Mike White. 1 hr. 23 R (adult themes, language, class warfare) – Gary Thompson

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Movie guide: Capsule listings

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

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'To the Bone' director Marti Noxon and star Lily Collins realize the anorexia drama raises concerns, but it's personal for them

Lily Collins was struggling to put the weight back on. She'd whittled herself down to a skeletal frame to play an anorexic young woman in "To the Bone" – a risky prospect, considering she was only a few years into recovery after her own battle with an eating disorder. She'd been warned by medical experts and nutritionists that regaining body mass would be difficult, both physically and psychologically. But she didn't anticipate that the experience could affect her standing in Hollywood too.

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COMING SOON - 'Justice League' offers new trailer

"Justice League" arrives in theaters on Nov. 17. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
COMING SOON - 'Justice League' offers new trailer 2:32

COMING SOON - 'Justice League' offers new trailer

'Beauty and the Beast' film trailer 2:01

'Beauty and the Beast' film trailer

'Wonder Woman' official origin trailer 2:30

'Wonder Woman' official origin trailer

Mr. Movie interviews 'The Shack' author Paul Young 3:15

Mr. Movie interviews 'The Shack' author Paul Young