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"War Room" - (Drama, PG, 120 minutes). Not reviewed. A struggling couple finds help in the form of a wise, older woman who encourages them to pray.

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'We Are Your Friends' plays a rather tired tune

By: Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

Starring Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Shiloh Fernandez, Jon Bernthal, Alex Shaffer; directed by Max Joseph; 96 minutes; R for language throughout, drug use, sexual content and some...

'The End of the Tour': Infinitely impressed by Jason Segel

By: Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Mamie Gummer, Anna Chlumsky and Joan Cusack; directed by James Ponsoldt; R for language including some sexual references; 106 minutes

In the mid- and late 1990s...

Great performances boost 'American Ultra'

By: Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

A soup spoon turns lethal in the unlikely hands of sweet and spacy stoner Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) in the violently paranoid action comedy "American Ultra." Mike's a lot like the spoon - harmless unless deployed in...

'Sinister 2' is a horror film that's a mystery to itself

By: Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

Starring James Ranson, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert and Dartanian Sloane, Lea Coco, Nick King; directed by CiarĂ¡n Foy; 97 minutes; R for strong violence, bloody and disturbing images, and language

Horror...

Kevin Bacon makes the most of his role in 'Cop Car'

By: Stephen Whitty Newark Star-Ledger

"Cop Car" is the kind of movie you might have ended up with if Stephen King and Jim Thompson had ever written a screenplay together.

It's set in the rural West, where two 10-year-old boys are trudging across...

'Straight Outta Compton' a biopic to its own beat

By: Jake Coyle Associated Press

Starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr., Paul Giamatti; directed by F. Gary Gray; 142 minutes; R for language throughout, strong sexuality/ nudity, violence,...

'U.N.C.L.E' is lots of cool style, absolutely no substance

By: Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debickie, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant; directed by Guy Ritchie; 116 minutes; PG-13 for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial...