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DC Asian Pacific American Film Fest returns to Angelika Pop-Up, AFI Silver, Eaton Workshop
July 11, 2023

The D.C. Asian Pacific Film Festival returns for its 23rd year this Thursday through Sunday.

Movie Review: Take the leap with Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, Part One’
July 10, 2023

Actor Tom Cruise poses for photographers on the red carpet of the world premiere for the movie "Mission: Impossible -…

Review: ‘The Out-Laws’ is a mediocre comedy about bank-robbing in-laws
July 07, 2023

In "Meet the Parents," Ben Stiller hilariously discovered that future father-in-law Robert De Niro was an ex-CIA agent. This weekend, the in-laws turn out to be nefarious bank robbers in the Netflix original comedy flick "The Out-Laws."

Review: ‘Flamin’ Hot’ tells inspiring (true?) tale of underdog Frito-Lay janitor
June 09, 2023

"Flamin' Hot" takes a few liberties with the creation of Flamin' Hot Cheetos but still provides an inspiring underdog story. It hits streaming this Friday on Hulu and Disney+.

Review: ‘Shooting Stars’ is a nostalgic LeBron James biopic honoring his childhood teammates
June 02, 2023

The coming-of-age basketball flick "Shooting Stars," which premieres Friday on Peacock, celebrates LeBron James and his childhood best friends.

Review: ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ remake is a flagrant foul against the original 1992 hoops comedy classic
May 19, 2023

WTOP's Jason Fraley reviews the remake of the 1992 sports classic "White Men Can't Jump" and says that the new version "can't compete with the gritty greatness of the original."

Review: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck’s ‘Air’ drops on Prime Video and it’s a total slam dunk
May 12, 2023

The Nike biopic "Air," Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, officially dropped Friday on Amazon Prime Video and it's a slam dunk, according to WTOP's Jason Fraley.

Review: All creatures great and small in ‘Guardians 3’
May 08, 2023

Sometimes it spoils some of that effect by trying too hard to juxtapose tonal extremes, and show off its brash juggling act. Yet whatever this sweet, surreal sci-fi shamble is that Gunn has created, everyone here seems to believe ardently in it.

Review: Owen Wilson’s ‘Paint’ is a bizarre Bob Ross spoof with disappointing brush strokes
April 14, 2023

It's time to break down Owen Wilson's quirky new Bob Ross parody "Paint," in movie theaters nationwide.

Review: Two women track serial killer in Hulu’s ‘The Boston Strangler’
March 24, 2023

WTOP's Jason Fraley says true crime fans may enjoy "The Boston Strangler" on Hulu, which examines the famous case from the perspective of two women reporters who covered it. Regular folks, meanwhile, may find it less compelling.