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At the Movies - January 12, 2019

Instant Family

To reinvigorate their estranged marriage and to see how they fare as parents, a couple decides to foster three young children up for adoption.

Despite the ups and downs, the pair starts to gush over the kids in what many critics call an “earnest, heartwarming” comedy/drama. Director: Sean Anders Rivers. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne and Isabela Moner. Rated: PG-13. Time: 1:58.

Second Act

Showing you what street smarts are all about, the beloved Jennifer Lopez plays a 40-year-old woman pursuing her second chance to succeed in corporate America in this romantic comedy. The catch is that her resume and credentials are fake. Director: Peter Segal. Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens and Leah Remini. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:43.

Vox Lux

With gun violence becoming a problem of endemic proportions in the U.S., Vox Lux tells a story about music prodigy Celeste (played by Natalie Portman) who survived a Staten Island school shooting as a 13-year-old. Eighteen years later, she is a pop music sensation forced to face her demons to save her career. Director: Brady Corbet. Cast: Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Willem Dafoe. Rated: R. Time: 1:54.

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