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Racing into the woods after 'Blair Witch': Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard show no fear in pursuing a game-changing movie

Simon Barrett was totally at peace inside the ruins of the abandoned zoo. Our dusk hike cut short due to darkness, we'd detoured to the old Griffith Park Zoo. Because when you can't get lost in the woods with the screenwriter for the new "Blair Witch" movie, crawling around in the deserted cages of a zoo left to decay for 50 years feels like a close second option.

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Movie review: Kirsten Johnson's intimate documentary, 'Cameraperson,' offers another perspective

One of the most nail-biting moments in "Cameraperson," Kirsten Johnson's enigmatic yet revelatory new documentary, unfolds in the Bosnian town of Foca, in a remote, scenic valley that was decimated by genocidal violence in the 1990s. The area, as seen through the lens of Johnson's roving and inquisitive camera, is a killing field no longer; the tension instead derives from the sight of two young boys playing with a sharp ax and a chopping block, with no adult supervision in sight.

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Movie review: 'Queen of Katwe,' inspiring true story about Ugandan chess champ will give families tons to talk about

Parents need to know that "Queen of Katwe" is the inspiring true story of a girl from the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess champion. It has strong themes of empathy, humility, integrity, perseverance, and teamwork. But there are also many hard scenes that little kids might not understand - or could be upset by - making it best for tweens and up. A boy who's run over by a motorcycle gets stitches without painkillers, another child is almost swept away in a flash flood, and a teen girl is lured from her family by an untrustworthy man who promises her a better life. The central family is homeless and must sleep on the street, and some scenes include background drinking and smoking. But in the end this is a beautifully told, entertaining drama about a strong, smart, loyal girl that will give families a lot to talk about.

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'Independence Day: Resurgence' trailer

Earth is faced with another threat 20 years after the first Independence Day invasion, but will its new space defenses be enough? Resurgence hits theaters in June 2016.
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'Independence Day: Resurgence' trailer

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