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New in theaters: 'Suburbicon,' 'Thank You for Your Service,' 'Jigsaw'

OPENING FRIDAY: SUBURBICON George Clooney is like a third Coen brother, which in movies is akin to a fifth Beatle. Clooney has done some of his funniest acting for Joel and Ethan Coen: a preening yokel in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Hail, Caesar!'s kidnapped matinee idol and a spy chaser in Burn After Reading. Ther …

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  1. What's in theaters for Thanksgiving: 'Coco,' 'Last Flag Flying,' 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

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    NOW IN THEATERS:

    COCO

    Disney-Pixar's animated dramedy Coco (PG) is inspired by Mexico's annual Dia de los Muertos, the "day of the dead" when departed ancestors are celebrated. Good for diversity, although the movie isn't as good as its intentions.

    Saoirse Ronan stars in Lady Bird, the directorial debut of actress Greta Gerwig.
  2. If you're going to see 'A Christmas Carol' redo, make it 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

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    The last thing this world needs is another rendition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, likely the most remade, reimagined and ripped off literary property ever.

    Christopher Plummer, center left, stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dan Stevens, center right, stars as Charles Dickens in “The Man Who Invented Christmas.”
  3. 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' is a sad waste of Denzel Washington

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    Denzel Washington's labored portrayal of a shambling legal savant named Roman J. Israel, Esq. is the least of the movie's worries. This is a story of shifting ethics that should be dramatic, but shaky logic prevents that from happening.

    Denzel Washington’s labored portrayal of a shambling legal savant named Roman J. Israel is the least of the movie’s worries.  
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  4. 'Last Flag Flying' is kind of a puzzling follow-up to 1973's 'The Last Detail'

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    Richard Linklater called 2016's Everybody Wants Some!! a "spiritual sequel" to his last-century breakout Dazed and Confused. Different characters, same youthful, life-exploring vibe.

    Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Richard “Mule” Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) help Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) after his son dies in the Iraq war.
  5. 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is a study in grief that's so much more

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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is where Mildred Hayes vents grief over her daughter's rape and murder, and anger toward a police chief who hasn't solved the case. Ten words on stark canvases setting off a powder keg of poetic cruelty and unexpected redemption.

    Frances McDormand plays an angry, grieving mother in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
  6. Disney-Pixar's 'Coco' has a Dia de los Muertos theme and is, well, lifeless

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    Disney-Pixar's Coco was more enjoyable three years ago when it was titled The Book of Life and came from Twentieth Century Fox.

    Hero Miguel Rivera (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) follows his love of music to the Land of the Dead, where he teams up with Hector.
  7. What's new in theaters this week: 'Justice League,' 'Wonder,' 'The Star'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    JUSTICE LEAGUE

    How many superheroes does it take to salvage a comic book universe?

    Nativity story The Star features a wide range of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey as a camel.
  8. Five cool things to see in 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume' in St. Petersburg

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    Do you sense a disturbance in the Force?

    That would probably be the landing of "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, earlier this week. I got a preview of the blockbuster Smithsonian exhibit (docked in our corner of the galaxy through April 1), and I'm here to tell you …

    The exhibition, Star Wars and the Power of Costume, featuring more than 60 original costumes from various Star Wars movies, opens this weekend to members of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and to the general public on Monday at the museum. Front is Queen Amidala from The Phantom Menace, 1999 and other costumes.
  9. Why 'Justice League' nearly gets it right but still has DC movie problems

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    How many superheroes does it take to salvage a comic book universe?

    The Justice League assembles after the death of Superman to defeat alien warlord Steppenwolf.
  10. Disney announces new Star Wars trilogy and TV show as well as ESPN streaming service

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    Disney is doubling down on "Star Wars." On a conference call with analysts Thursday, CEO Bob Iger said that the company is planning a brand-new "Star Wars" trilogy as well as a "Star Wars" series for its Disney streaming service coming in 2019.

    FILE - This file image provided by Lucasfilm shows a scene from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," expected in theaters in December. Disney's $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm and "Star Wars" just keeps getting better for the House of Mouse. The company is banking on the latest installments, "The Last Jedi" in December 2017 and a Han Solo movie in May 2018, to drive people to theaters. But that's far from the end of the money-making opportunities. (Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm via AP, File) NYBZ494
  11. A peek at the Star Wars costumes coming to St. Petersburg with 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume'

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    A galaxy far, far away just got a lot closer.

    Original Star Wars costumes for BB-8, C-3PO and R2-D2 will be on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts as part of the exhibition Star Wars and the Power of Costume, open to the public Nov. 3. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  12. Who killed all the fun in 'Murder on the Orient Express'?

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    Kenneth Branagh's somnambulant remake of Murder on the Orient Express is a murder mystery Agatha Christie never intended: Who killed her diabolical fun?

    This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Johnny Depp in a scene from, "Murder on the Orient Express." (Nicola Dove/Twentieth Century Fox via AP) NYET814
  13. What's new in theaters: 'Murder on the Orient Express,' 'Daddy's Home 2'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

    Agatha Christie's signature mystery Murder on the Orient Express gets a classy remake 43 years after Ingrid Bergman won her third Oscar as one of a dozen unusual suspects.

     Michelle Pfeiffer portrays one of the many suspects in Murder on the Orient Express.
  14. Movie review: 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

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    Yorgos Lanthimos serves revenge colder than some viewers will accept in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (R), a thriller taking its sweet time doing nasty things.

    Colin Farrell in "The Killing of a Sacred Deer."A24
  15. Lebowski Fest is at the Ritz Ybor this weekend, and you can abide with a White Russian

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    The last movie I saw at the Ritz in Ybor City could've been produced by Jackie Treehorn, the porn mogul played by Ben Gazzara in The Big Lebowski.

    Jeff Bridges, left, John Goodman, center, and Steve Buscemi appear in a scene from the motion picture "The Big Lebowski." (AP Photo)