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What lurks underneath 'Star Wars– new Chewbacca? A 7-foot-3-inch former basketball player from Finland

There's too much "Star Wars." A new "Star Wars" movie five months after the previous "Star Wars" movie – whether it's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" or "Kenobi: A Star Wars Story" or "Star Wars: The New Jedi After the Last Jedi" – is too much "Star Wars." I say that as a lifelong, 40-plus-years true believer. Anticipation is as much a part of "Star Wars" as Stormtroopers. Memo to Lucasfilm: Make "Star Wars" a holiday event, a seasonal treat, an annual happening, out of your life long enough to allow us to miss it.

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Capsule reviews of feature films

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. 2.5 stars. A heaping 156-minute plate of plot spaghetti, as superheroes and supervillains chase six objects across time and space in a bid to control ultimate power in the universe. Just enough moments of humor to keep things watchable, but the movie is overcrowded with Avengers (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman, and others) and subplots and the movie feels like a comedown after Black Panther. 2 hrs. 36 PG-13 (language) – Gary Thompson

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'First Reformed' review: Ethan Hawke's bracing dark night of the soul

"A life without despair is a life without hope," says the man at the center of Paul Schrader's "First Reformed." That paradox embraces the world as it is, and suggests a better world for the making. The movie it belongs to is an act of spiritual inquiry, a coolly assured example of cinematic scholarship in subtly deployed motion and one of the strongest pictures of 2018.

Show Dogs (Official Trailer)

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
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