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Movie review: ‘Mary Poppins’ returns, but the sequel doesn’t quite achieve liftoff

There's no one right way to reboot a beloved property. For "Mary Poppins Returns," director Rob Marshall and writers David Magee and John DeLuca have taken the "ain't broke, don't fix it" approach when it comes to creating a sequel to the beloved multiple-Oscar-winning 1964 film "Mary Poppins." Beloved nanny Mary Poppins does indeed return, this time in the form of Emily Blunt, but despite its best efforts, the film around her doesn't quite achieve liftoff.

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Review: Sandra Bullock makes the creepy, derivative ‘Bird Box’ worth a look

In Susanne Bier's "Bird Box," an end-of-days freakout starring Sandra Bullock, the world is overrun by an inexplicable menace with a clever plan for wiping out humanity. To those of us in the audience, the creatures (or whatever they are) remain entirely invisible, represented by a sudden rush of wind, which makes them about as scary as a leaf blower. But if you were a character in the movie and looked in their direction, your eyes would turn blood-red and you would be seized by an immediate, irresistible urge to kill yourself, probably by dashing your head repeatedly against the nearest hard surface.

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10 worst movies of 2018

Most years, I come to the end of our 12 months together in filmdom and end up picking a smallish, nearly flawless picture for my No.1 slot. Then there's a larger, more expansive, more obviously imperfect No. 2. This year, "The Rider," #1; "Roma," #2." See?

A Christmas Story (official trailer)

A Christmas Story, a nostalgic view of Christmastime during the 1940s, stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, a nine-year-old who has only one thing on his Christmas list: a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Air Rifle.