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FENCES

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Janet's TAKE: #fencesmovie Commanding performances by Washington & @ViolaDavis make this powerful adaptation a must-see: A- FENCES is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed

WHY HIM?

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Janet's TAKE: #WhyHim could have been a lovely holiday story but is ruined by crass Franco-isms: D @BryanCranston facial expressions are the

La La Land

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Janet's Take: #LaLaLand is a charming musical love story - one of this yr's best offerings. A+ Although I'm not a big fan of musicals, I thoroughly

2016 Movie Awards Season "Girls Nite Out" Considerations

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Now that the movie awards season is upon us, I have some special awards-worthy films for your "Girls' Night Out" consideration.   Bookmark this page to be up on the awards buzz for movies revolving around women, romance and family values. Catch the flicks on this list when you have a special night out (or "in") with your friends.

The Edge Of Seventeen

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#Edgeof17 – Woody Harrelson is one of the best parts of this F-bombing teen angst flick. B-

The Edge of Seventeen is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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#FantasticBeasts – This group from Rowling's wizarding world doesn't quite mesh despite #EddieRedmayne 's good performance: C+

Moonlight

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#Moonlight – an emotional, multi-layered portrait of a young man growing up in

Hacksaw Ridge

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#HacksawRidge - genuinely inspiring true story of WWII conscientious objector who won the

Doctor Strange

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#DoctorStrange – Surprisingly entertaining comic book hero origin story. #BenedictCumberbatch does

Keeping Up With The Joneses

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#KeepingUpWithTheJoneses – Even Galifianakis and Hamm can't save this

JACK REACHER - Never Go Back

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@JackReacher #NeverGoBack – Typical action flick but the family aspect is a nice touch. @TomCruise is still

The Accountant

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#TheAccountant -Entertaining, but violent, portrayal by @BenAffleck of an unlikely autistic-spectrum hero with his own

Desierto

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#DESIERTO -Good performances drive this action-packed, pursuit drama using illegal immigration as a

The Girl On The Train

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Emily Blunt makes the suspense thriller #GirlOnTheTrain worth seeing. Captures the book

Masterminds

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#Masterminds - @galifianakis hilariously steals the show in this true

Queen Of Katwe

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#QueenofKatwe -Another chess flick w/good performances by

The Dressmaker

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#TheDressmaker - Enjoyable revenge tale w/fine performance by

Beauty And The Beast 25th Anniversary DVD

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#BeautyAndTheBeast - New extras and multiple film versions make this a true Disney treasure: A-


Bridget Jones's Baby

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#BridgetJonesBaby - winning performances, good story and several laughs = a fun date movie: B