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  • New video: In 'Gifted,' Chris Evans as a different kind of hero

    New video: In 'Gifted,' Chris Evans as a different kind of hero

    New on Blu-ray “Gifted” (20th Century Fox DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99; also available on VOD) After making two poorly received Spider-Man movies, director Marc Webb gets back to his indie roots with “Gifted,” a domestic melodrama that hits its emotional beats just hard enough to get the job done....

  • Issa Rae is still young, gifted and complicated in HBO's 'Insecure'

    Issa Rae is still young, gifted and complicated in HBO's 'Insecure'

    “Insecure” continues to live up to its title in its second season, in which the newly single Issa Dee (played by co-creator and executive producer Issa Rae) is subjected to the ultimate litmus test of self-confidence – the dating scene. The fictional Issa cheated on her longtime boyfriend Lawrence...

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  • The Moviegoer, July 23-29

    The Moviegoer, July 23-29

    Dolly Parton Double Feature In the 1980s country music superstar and American treasure Dolly Parton was a bona-fide movie star. In her first big movie role, the 1980 revenge-comedy 9 to 5, Parton proved that she could hold her own with seasoned acting talents Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney...

  • With 'Girls Trip,' director Malcolm D. Lee celebrates 'black girl magic'

    With 'Girls Trip,' director Malcolm D. Lee celebrates 'black girl magic'

    Malcolm D. Lee has made several hit movies, but the comedy "Girls Trip" could earn him a whole new level of respect.

  • Friday's TV highlights: 'Descendants 2' and more

    Friday's TV highlights: 'Descendants 2' and more

    SERIES CNN Special Report Correspondent Kyra Phillips presents previously unreleased recordings related to the O.J. Simpson murder trial in “After OJ: The Fuhrman Tapes Revealed.” 7 p.m. CNN Killjoys An ambush sends a desperate Dutch and Johnny (Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore) running for help...

  • 'Dunkirk,' 'Girls Trip,' 'Il Boom' and more movie picks for July 21

    'Dunkirk,' 'Girls Trip,' 'Il Boom' and more movie picks for July 21

    Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Baby Driver Edgar Wright’s exuberant, one-of-a-kind vehicular-action-thriller-musical-romance stars Ansel Elgort as a tinnitus-afflicted, music-loving getaway driver alongside a superb supporting cast that includes...

  • Gone for 20 years, Slowdive is back — and worth the wait

    Gone for 20 years, Slowdive is back — and worth the wait

    The members of Slowdive never foresaw this twist in their story. Well on their way to becoming a revered footnote in the history of 1990s rock, the seminal English shoegazers are reunited, and even relevant again. After a decades-long hiatus that most everyone figured was forever, the original...

  • Chester Bennington of Linkin Park dies at 41

    Chester Bennington of Linkin Park dies at 41

    Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the Los Angeles hard rock band Linkin Park, led the sextet to become one of the biggest acts of the 2000s, its mix of guitars and hip-hop defining the ensuing years in rock. The act’s debut, “Hybrid Theory,” reportedly sold more than 10 million copies in the...

  • Two great Catherines find the drama in Martin Provost's 'The Midwife'

    Two great Catherines find the drama in Martin Provost's 'The Midwife'

    The midwife of the title is Claire Breton (Catherine Frot), a Parisian woman in her 50s who, after years of bringing new life into the world, suddenly finds herself in the position of escorting someone toward death. It’s been several decades since Claire last saw Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), her...

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