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Movie review: 'Paterson' finds the extraordinary in an ordinary life

"Paterson" is the title of the new movie by writer-director Jim Jarmusch. The story is set in the town of Paterson, N.J. The central character is also named Paterson (Adam Driver). He is a bus driver. He gets up every morning around 6:15, has breakfast and goes to work. He also writes poetry. He scribbles it in a journal he carries around with him. He writes during his lunch break, or in the little window of time before his shift starts. Sometimes he will write a poem about a box of matchsticks. Sometimes he will write about the weather.

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Movie review: Strong characters at heart of '20th Century Women'

"Whatever you imagine your life is going to be like, know your life is not going to be anything like that," one character tells another in the picaresque comic drama "20th Century Women." The voice of wisdom is Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a lodger in a shabby Southern California rooming house in the summer of 1979. Her young protege is 14-year-old Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), who lives there with his single mother, Dorothea (Annette Bening), the landlord. Abbie takes him to punk nightspots to experience the new wave vs. punk music scene, and she lends him her copies of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" and "The Second Sex."

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A winter's worth of movies

Below are the films opening theatrically through April 21. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Kevin Crust, are subject to change. Sadly, "Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies" (Jan. 13) and "My Entire High School is Sinking Into the Sea" (2017 TBA) fall outside this window.

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Movie guide: Capsule listings

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

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Movie review: McAvoy shines in M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split'

Through the ups and downs of his career, the name M. Night Shyamalan has always been synonymous with one thing: twist. While watching his films, it's easy to spend more time wondering if he will, won't, and how he'll twist, and it can take away the power of what's actually on screen. Which is a shame when the filmmaking and performances are particularly exceptional. In the multiple-personality psycho-thriller "Split," Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy shine as predator and prey who understand each other far more than they know.

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Watch Zac Efron in the teaser trailer for 'Baywatch'

Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron, originally from Arroyo Grande). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
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Watch Zac Efron in the teaser trailer for 'Baywatch' 2:09

Watch Zac Efron in the teaser trailer for 'Baywatch'

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This girl is so excited to see ‘Finding Dory’ in Morro Bay

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Watch Dory remember she's from Morro Bay

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Watch the 'Finding Dory' trailer