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Bellingham native directed ‘Wilson’ in ‘perfect setting’

Los Angeles, Vancouver and New York are some of the most photographed cities in the world, offering familiar backgrounds or serving as stand-ins for other locations. Minnesota and St. Paul rarely command attention from moviemakers. As a result, the area looks unexplored and fresh, which is one of the reasons why in the summer of 2015, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern and Judy Greer joined director Craig Johnson, a Bellingham, Washington, native in the Twin Cities to make “Wilson,” an amiable R-rated comedy of family dysfunction, opening nationally Friday, March 24.

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Movie review: Woody Harrelson doesn't do justice to Daniel Clowes' graphic novel in 'Wilson'

Daniel Clowes is one of the great graphic novelists and jaundiced wits of our time, creator of fantastically bitter characters whose litanies of complaint and twisted avenues of philosophical inquiry would be tragic, or merely pathetic, if they weren't also really funny. Clowes is like Anton Chekhov's wiseacre American cousin. And, near-miraculously, director Terry Zwigoff's film versions of Clowes' graphic novels "Ghost World" (2001, featuring Thora Birch and a pre-stardom Scarlett Johansson) and "Art School Confidential" (2006) stayed true to the tone, rhythm and sneaky pathos of the Clowes books.

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Movie review: Raunchy 'CHIPS' will have you chuckling in spite of yourself

The randy action-comedy "CHIPS" is pitched right to that 18-24 demographic, but that audience is probably wondering what this whole California Highway Patrol movie is about. Two words, teens: Erik Estrada. He was the ultimate late '70s small-screen sex symbol and people were really into his hair - at least according to what we've been able to glean from the "CHiPS" detritus that always seems to be in the pop cultural ether.

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Movie review: Woody Harrelson is strangely likeable goofus in 'Wilson'

That guy you met on Match.com who announces straight off that you're not his heart's desire, but goes rattling on about his own relationship issues? The dude who sits next to you in an empty bus, asks your religion and explains why that's not the best choice? The odd duck who takes the urinal beside yours in a deserted restroom because he has inquiries about fatherhood you might be able to answer?

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Watch the trailer for Disney Animation's 'Moana'

A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, voiced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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