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‘Justice League’ is breathtakingly bad

It’s been a long, hard road to “Justice League.” Director Zack Snyder, who helmed the latest iterations of Batman and Superman in “Man of Steel” and “Batman vs. Superman,” stepped away for personal reasons during post-production. “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon came in to finish the film, including reshoots, which were famously foiled by Superman Henry Cavill’s “Mission: Impossible” mandated mustache. But after all of that, finally, DC’s superheroes are assembled on screen at last. It’s just a shame that the resulting film is a chaotic, baffling mess.

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Denzel Washington overpowers 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.'

Writer/director Dan Gilroy had Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington in mind when he was creating the script for "Roman J. Israel, Esq." His instincts were right. Washington buries himself deep in the role of a savant lawyer who finds himself at a major junction in his life when his mentor dies. As Washington has done in every role he plays, it's not just enough to act out the words on the script but he embodies the character to the nexus of total transformation.

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Josh Gad sings praises of new 'Frozen' short

One thing is certain. When it comes to "Frozen," the Walt Disney Animation Studio is not going to let it go. The latest work to spring from the 2013 Oscar winner for Best Animated Film is a new 21-minute short, "Olaf's Frozen Adventure." It's being shown with the feature film "Coco," which opens Wednesday.

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Timing was right for Dan Gilroy's 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.'

If director/writer Dan Gilroy had been born only a few years later than 1959, odds are high he would have never come up with the idea for his latest film project, "Roman J. Israel, Esq." The film looks at a savant lawyer (Denzel Washington) stuck emotionally and socially in the 1960s who faces major changes after a tragic event.

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