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“Deadpool” brings a different kind of attitude to the comic book superhero film. It splashes violence across the screen with a sardonic sense of humor and self-aware commentary from the disfigured hero (Ryan Reynolds) who leaves a body count in his wake. R for excessive violence, sex, and bad attitude. Also on DVD and Blu-ray.
“Mustang,” a 2016 Best Foreign Film nominee about five teenage sisters in rural Turkey pulled from school and prepared for arranged marriages, is a social drama with a twist of prison escape thriller. PG-13, Turkish with subtitles.
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“Goosebumps” (2015) brings the stories of kids horror author R.L. Stine to the big screen as a colorful comic adventure, starring Jack Black as Stine and a cast of imaginary creatures that escape from his books and into the real world. The kid-friendly monster mash is rated PG.
Chelsea Handler hosts “Chelsea,” the new Netflix chat show. New episodes go live every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
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“99 Homes” (2015) stars Andrew Garfield as a father about to lose his home in a mortgage crisis and Michael Shannon as the unscrupulous real estate broker who hires him to evict families from their homes (R).
“Angie Tribeca: Season 1,” the cop spoof comedy created by Steve Carell and starring Rashida Jones and a great cast of guest stars (including Bill Murray), delivers the anything-goes, rapid-fire absurdity of “Airplane!” and “Police Squad!” for the modern police procedural. It’s ridiculous fun. 10 episodes.
The clumsy reboot of “Fantastic Four” (2015) floundered despite a superb cast (PG-13), while the ridiculous sci-fi fantasy “Jupiter Ascending” (2015) delivers Channing Tatum as a dog soldier flying through a visually spectacular space opera on jet boots (PG-13).
Rachel Bloom won a Golden Globe for the acclaimed first season of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” a stalker romantic comedy with musical numbers. It’s now available to download or stream for free. 18 episodes.