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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ romantic comedy treasure

It's incredibly important to recognize that "Crazy Rich Asians" is the first major contemporary Hollywood release since "The Joy Luck Club" in 1993 to feature a predominantly Asian cast. There has been much furor in the film world over the lack of diversity in movies and the Asian community has been one of the most slighted.

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Review: Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Mile 22’ runs way off course

"Mile 22" may be the ideal film for this troubled moment in history. Has social media rewired your brain to avoid prolonged concentration? Step right up. Have you lost any sense that we live in a realistic, comprehensible world? This is your lucky day. Would your pleasure centers be triggered by repeated scenes of men giving, bloody, bone-breaking beatings to women? Come on down, this is the movie for you.

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Capsule reviews of feature films

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. 2.5 stars. So-so sequel to the funny original has Ant-Man helping Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) rescuing the latter's mother from a subatomic prison, with interference form a crook (Walter Goggins) and a mysterious woman known as Ghost (Hannah Kamen-Hones). Over-plotted, strains for laughs. Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne. 2 hrs. 5 PG-13 (violence) – Gary Thompson

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Movie review: Iko Uwais almost makes ‘Mile 22’ worth it

How was your latest drive to the airport? Hopefully a lot less complicated and violent than the one Mark Wahlberg undertakes in his latest outing with frequent collaborator Peter Berg in "Mile 22." Working from a wordy, wham-bam script by debut screenwriter and spy novelist Lea Carpenter, Berg and Wahlberg tackle the story of a special ops team tasked with transporting a high-value source from the depths of Indocarr City in Southeast Asia, onto a military plane bound for the United States, where he'll claim asylum.

Transylvania librarian featured in American Animals speaks out about heist, movie

Special collections librarian BJ Gooch recounts the story of two thieves attacking her to steal parts of the special collections at Transylvania University's library. The story was the feature of the film American Animals, directed by Bart Layton.