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Tom Brady has officially retired from the National Football League. Based on his new movie “80 For Brady,” it's also time that he immediately retire from filmmaking, says Associated Press critic Mark Kennedy. No one emerges with glory from this syrupy, undercooked story of four older friends who are determined to see Brady lead an astonishing come-from-behind win at the 2017 Super Bowl. A quartet of our finest actors — Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field— are sacrificed for cheap laughs and unearned poignancy. And Brady, an executive producer, sullies one of his greatest triumphs.

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It’s a cozy relief to be able to throw open the door and find M. Night Shyamalan standing there with his near-annual helping of high-concept thriller. This quiet, gloomier time of year seems perfectly designed for Shyamalan to burst in with his signature brand of big-screen bonkers and some new twists to the age-old question of “Who’s there?” “Knock at the Cabin" is at once like every previous Shyamalan film and a thrilling departure, writes Associated Press Film Writer Jake Coyle in his review. Gimmicky set-up? Check. Queasy spiritualism? You bet. But as a self-contained, handsomely staged thriller, Shyamalan’s latest finds the filmmaker working in an appealingly straightforward and stripped-down fashion.