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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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Melissa Leo adds another diverse role with ‘Equalizer 2’

Counting her latest work in "Equalizer 2," Melissa Leo has more than 130 TV and film credits dating back to the mid-'80s. Along the way, she's picked up an Oscar and Golden Globe for her work in "The Fighter," plus another Oscar nomination for "Frozen River," three Primetime Emmy nominations (with one win) and a list of other honors that is too long to print.

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Movie review: ‘Blindspotting’ deftly examines white privilege, police brutality

"Blindspotting" is both a cathartic battle cry against police brutality and gentrification, and a sensitive, nuanced unpacking of race and identity from co-writers and co-stars Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. Bay Area natives and high school pals, Diggs and Casal started writing the film back in 2009 as a way to talk about their hometown of Oakland, Calif., and the way it was changing in the wake of the tech boom. It's an emotional, funny and harrowing depiction of Oakland in a particular time and place, illuminating just what our society values and what it demonizes.

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Movie review: ‘The Equalizer 2’ coasts on Washington’s charms

It seems every venerable actor of a certain age has got to have a trusty action franchise to fall back on these days. And for Denzel Washington, that's "The Equalizer" films, based on the '80s TV show about a former intelligence agent using his skills to help the less fortunate. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the 2014 film featured Washington demonstrating a facility with a hammer that made it so we'll never look at a Home Depot the same way. In "The Equalizer 2," the team of director Fuqua, writer Richard Wenk and Washington return for a sequel that coasts on its star's charisma.

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Movie review: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ is clever, but too real to be fun

Back in 2014, when the computer-based "Unfriended" was released, the kind of online menace we could imagine was mostly bullying – an anonymous mob unleashed online. That was even the platform First Lady Melania Trump announced as the issue she was going to tackle in the White House. That all seems so quaint these days. Now, in the summer of 2018, with the release of "Unfriended: Dark Web," the online threats to the very fabric of our existence are so much realer, and so much more human. Foreign hackers are being indicted for meddling in United States elections, bitcoin and blockchain are on everyone's lips (even if no one really understands them), and "Unfriended: Dark Web" is poised to capitalize on the zeitgeist.

Trailer: Ocean's 8 (The Plan Is Priceless)

The tide has turned and it’s a whole new "Ocean’s" when eight women plan and execute a heist starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.