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Movie News & Reviews

Dax Shepard lets ‘CHIPS’ fall where it may

Movie review: Dax Shepard fails as a writer, director and actor with the big-screen comedy based on the TV series “CHiPs.”

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: 'Power Rangers,' '90s reboot takes itself way too seriously

Parents need to know that "Power Rangers" is the big-screen reboot of the hugely popular '90s TV show about a team of teen superheroes who are imbued with powers from ancient crystal coins. Unlike earlier takes on the characters, this movie amps up the violence and features strong language and mature themes (teen substance use, juvenile detention, cyberbullying, questions about sexual identity, and more). So even though it might appeal to young elementary-aged kids, it's far better suited for middle-schoolers and up. There's mass destruction, with a relatively high body count, as well as injuries, crashes, fights, and more. On the language front, characters use words like "s--t" and "a--," as well as one "motherf" that's purposely cut short. Subtle hints at potential romance include longing looks and flirting, and there are references to how someone digitally shared a student's inappropriate photo. Positive messages mirror those of the original series: teamwork, courage, training, sacrifice, and trust.

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Movie trailer: "Life"

"Life" stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya and Ariyon Bakare. The movie opens Friday, March 24, 2017.
Sony Pictures
Movie trailer: 2:36

Movie trailer: "Life"

Movie Trailer: 'Chips' 2:32

Movie Trailer: 'Chips'

Movie Trailer: 'The Last Word' 2:32

Movie Trailer: 'The Last Word'

Movie review: 'Power Rangers' 1:01

Movie review: 'Power Rangers'