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Thor: Love and Thunder (PG-13) ★★★½

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Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” is a triumph to behold, staying true to the tongue-in-cheek humor with solid themes of love and family—it’s one of Marvel’s strongest films to date. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tessa Thompson reprise their roles. The film opens as Gorr (Christian Bale), the villain…

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Elvis (PG-13) ★★★½

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Elvis fan or not, Austin Butler and Baz Luhrmann have brought America’s biggest rock and roll star to life with a renewed understanding and empathy. Presented through Baz’s iconic filmmaking style—dazzling, frantic, glitzy, over-the-top visuals, it’s his best film to date. The great news is he’s made Butler into an…

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Lightyear (PG) ★★★½

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Disney Pixar’s animated “Lightyear” accomplishes its main film orbit in transporting a family-centered story with engaging characters with just the right amount of humor and adventure—after all that’s what you’d expect from a space ranger hero. Despite its “Toy Story” origins, the film serves as an entertaining stand-alone movie now…

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