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“Patrick”

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In this British comedy, Sarah (Beattie Edmondson)’s life changes when her grandmother gives her prized possession, a spoiled Pug named Patrick. Ed Skrein and Jennifer Saunders costar. In select theaters and on VOD on February 15. (Read the review.)


“St. Bernard Syndicate”

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Two Danish entrepreneurs try and make their fortune in the lucrative Chinese Pet industry by breeding Saint Bernard dogs in this comedy mockumentary. (In theaters January 18, 2019 and On Demand February 5, 2019)


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“The Favourite”
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz star in this 18th-century period drama about the court of Queen Anne. Read: All Your ‘The Favourite’ Rabbit Questions, Answered


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“A Dog’s Way Home”

A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner. Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Barry Watson, Alexandra Shipp. Read: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’: All About Shelby, the Dog Who Plays Bella

 

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Jason Momoa stars as the superhero who can talk to sea creatures in his first standalone movie. (Watch the trailer.)


 

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“Mowgli”
Andy Serkis’s darker version of Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” is now streaming on Netflix.


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“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
Wreck-It-Ralph wreaks havoc when he gets onto the internet in this sequel. Read: Ralph Breaks the Internet — and a Pancake-Eating Bunny


THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (On Netflix)
The Coen Bros’ new movie is an anthology set in the Old West starring Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan and Tyne Daly. Read: The Wild West is a Hard Place for Man (and Dog) in ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’


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“Bohemian Rhapsody”
Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in this Queen biopic. Read: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Freddie Mercury Really Did Love His Cats That Much


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“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Melissa McCarthy stars as real-life forger Lee Israel. Read: Melissa McCarthy’s Kitty Costar in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ is ‘The Marlon Brando of Cats’


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“A Star is Born”
Bradley Cooper’s own dog Charlie costars in the latest remake of this classic tale of fame, love and tragedy.


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“Hold the Dark” (on Netflix)

Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for the wolves that supposedly killed three children, a wolf expert (Jeffrey Wright) soon finds himself unraveling a harrowing mystery. Based on the book by William Giraldi. From “Green Room” director Jeremy Saulnier. Read the viewer advisory.


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A Yeti named Migo (Channing Tatum) is convinced that creatures called “Smallfoot” (humans) actually exist. Voice talents include  James Corden, Zendaya, Common, Gina Rodriguez, and Danny DeVito


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“The Sisters Brothers”
About two hitmen brothers in the Old West. (Read John C. Reilly Cried When He Said Goodbye to His Horse in ‘The Sisters Brothers’ and the Viewer Advisory.)

 

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“Life Itself”
“This is Us” creator Dan Fogelman’s medley of mawkish stories includes one with a dog named “F***face.” (The Real Dog That Inspired F***face in ‘Life Itself’)


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“Mandy” (Streaming on Shudder)
A number of unusual animals make cameos in this hallucinogenic horror film. (Read the Viewer Advisory.)


Pick-of-the-Litter_1_400“Pick of the Litter”

A moving “dogumentary” that follows a litter of puppies as they train for the Guide Dogs for the Blind program. (Read the review and find out more about the filmmakers and GDB.)


 

 

 

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