Movie News & Reviews

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: Key elements missing from 'Despicable Me 3'

"Despicable Me 3" comes across less like the latest animated tale in the popular franchise about the once evil Gru (Steve Carell) and more like a made-for-television movie rushed into production to introduce a new TV series. This third production in the series lacks the warmth and fun of the original 2010 film and comes nowhere close to having the offbeat antics of the second film that hit theaters in 2013. As a bonus, the sequel solidified the fame of the most entertaining group of yellow-skinned characters this side of "The Simpsons" in the Minions.

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Ana Lily Amirpour asks tough questions with 'The Bad Batch'

People have been asking Ana Lily Amirpour to explain herself a lot lately with the release of "The Bad Batch," a psychedelic cannibal western in which society's undesirables are kicked out through a Texas border wall and left to wander the unforgiving wasteland. But answers don't come easily with the gory quasi-love story that won Amirpour the special jury prize at the Venice Film Festival last year.

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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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Wonder Woman Day in Modesto

Girls and boys came out to see Wonder Woman and others at Bonanza Books and Comics in Modesto.
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Wonder Woman Day in Modesto 1:54

Wonder Woman Day in Modesto

Movie trailer: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' 2:30

Movie trailer: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

Cher: 'Human suffering is human suffering no matter the people' 0:38

Cher: 'Human suffering is human suffering no matter the people'

Movie trailer: 'The Promise' 2:31

Movie trailer: 'The Promise'