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40 YEARS IN THE MAKING: THE MAGIC MUSIC MOVIE. This superbly crafted documentary tells the story of '70s Colorado folk rock group Magic Music and the director's efforts to bring the group back together, 40 years later. Not Rated. (Ross) Grade: A

BEAUTIFUL BOY. This memoir-based film about a son battling addiction and his diffident writer father is hard to watch, but has fine performances from Timothy Chalamet as the son and Steve Carell as the father. R. (Grand) Grade: C+

THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB: A NEW DRAGON TATTOO STORY. This adaptation of the fourth book in the "Girl With a Dragon Tattoo" series has an overly complicated, uninteresting, hackneyed plot and baffling fight scenes shot from completely insane angles but is lifted by a fine performance by Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander. R (Grand) Grade: C+

OVERLORD. This fictional thriller about a team of American paratroopers dropping into Nazi-occupied France in advance of D-Day was not screened in time for Ground Zero deadlines. (Grand, Edgewood, SouthPointe)

DR. SEUSS'S THE GRINCH. It's unclear why yet another remake of the classic children's book — this time starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, with Pharrell Williams narrating — needed to happen. PG (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe in 3-D and 2-D) Grade: D

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Remi Malek gives a striking impersonation of Queen singer Freddie Mercury in this uneven biopic that's as much about the band as it is Mercury. PG-13. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe) Grade: C+

FIRST MAN. Director Dominic Chazelle's look at the famously tight-lipped Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11 prioritizes the sheer, deafening mechanics of each flight, orbit and risky mission and the claustrophobic experience of being inside aircraft and spacecraft. PG-13. (Grand) Grade: B 

HALLOWEEN. The 11th 'Halloween' picture is a fairly engrossing bit of fan service, boasting many clever touches and a few disappointing ones while veering erratically in tone en route to rousing vengeance finale. R. (Grand, East Park). Grade: C+

MID90S. Jonah Hill's directorial debut about the rites of passage for a group of young skateboarders is a well-done bit of '90s nostalgia that makes some serious points about the cool kids. R. (Grand) Grade: C+

NOBODY'S FOOL. Tyler Perry's comedy about a woman who is released from prison who finds herself in an online relationship with a man who might be "catfishing" her was not screened in advance for critics. R. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood)

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS. This is Disney's film adaptation of the popular holiday ballet/short story about Clara, the Nutcracker doll and a magical search. PG. (Grand, Edgewood, SouthPointe) Grade: C-

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN. Robert Redford gives a virtuoso movie star performance as an elderly bank robber in this based-on-a-true-story charmer. PG-13. (Ross, SouthPointe) Grade: A

SMALLFOOT. The animated tale of a band of Yeti who fear the "Smallfoot" reversing the "bigfoot" legend is formulaic and predictable but sets it apart by its willingness to dive into themes of questioning blind faith within small communities. PG. (Grand) Grade: C+

A STAR IS BORN.  Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga star in this Cooper-directed reworking of the tragic show business love story. R. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe). Grade: A

VENOM. An antidote to superhero fatigue, 'Venom' takes a dark character from the Marvel Universe, adds an alien organism, injects it with irreverent humor and comes up with a fun, fascinating mess. PG-13. (East Park) Grade: C+


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