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Respect (PG-13) ★★★

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“Respect” is a powerful biopic drama of Aretha Franklin’s life starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson portraying Aretha Franklin. Hudson embodies the role as if she were meant to play the Queen of Soul, Franklin’s title in the music world. As a teenager, the minute we hear Hudson singing in…

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Free Guy (PG-13) Queen of the Beach

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Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there! Tonight, I’m going to talk about two excellent movies that have recently opened. First up, “Free Guy,” rated PG-13, stars Ryan Reynolds and British actress Jodie Comer. It’s playing now in theaters. Blue Shirt Guy Ryan Reynolds is a…

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Black Widow (PG-13) ★★★½

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There’s no denying that Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) character’s past, is mysterious—now we are privy to her former life as well as the revenge that motivates her. Black Widow’s intrigue is blown full open, as we not only view the harsh Soviet’s “Red Room” transformation and brain-washing…

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Luca (PG) ★★★

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The animated Disney-Pixar movie “Luca” is streaming now on Disney+ and tells the story of a small fictional town of Portorrossa in the Italian Rivera during the 1950s. Luca, a young boy, voiced by Jacob Trembly, has a delightful summer eating gelato ice cream and mouth-watering past—he also enjoys the…

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In the Heights (PG-13) ★★★★

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“In the Heights” is a musical rated PG-13; it is the collaboration between “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music and director Jon M. Chu of Crazy Rich Asians’ storytelling. Together the duo plunge into the tale of the “Washington Heights” New York neighborhood. The screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes is based on…

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