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Movie Review: The Hangover III

Movie Review: The Hangover III

When an R-rated comedy makes $487 million worldwide, a sequel is all but inevitable. When the sequel to that R-rated comedy makes $586 million, another sequel to round out a so-called trilogy is just as inevitable.

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Movie Review: 42

Movie Review: 42

Early on in 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic written and directed by Brian Helgeland (Robin Hood, Green, L.A. Confidential), Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), the co-owner and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, delivers the first of many cringe-worthy lines: “A black man in white baseball.”

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Movie Review: Admission

Movie Review: Admission

Every year, thousands of hopeful high-school seniors send in applications to their respective colleges of choice. Some of those high-school seniors aim high, applying to Ivy League universities, less, of course, for their love of knowledge than the economic opportunities that an Ivy League education…

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Movie Review: Warm Bodies

Movie Review: Warm Bodies

We can thank the Twilight series for the veritable explosion of fantasy- and supernatural-themed teen romance mash-up that’s filled and will continue to fill movie theaters for the foreseeable future.

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Movie Review: Bullet to the Head

Movie Review: Bullet to the Head

Don’t call it a comeback. He’s been here for years. By “he,” we mean none other than Sylvester Stallone, once again appearing in an 80s throwback actioner to satisfy his ego, his bank account and his dwindling fanbase.

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Movie Review: Hyde Park on Hudson

Movie Review: Hyde Park on Hudson

Nothing says “Oscar bait” like releasing a historical biopic starring a well-known, well-liked, Oscar-nominated actor in the lead role in the latter months of the year.

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Movie Review: Anna Karenina

Movie Review: Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina is a singularly compelling and consistently enthralling adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel of 19th-century aristocratic decline, social mores, gender roles, and romantic tragedy.

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Movie Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Movie Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

One hundred and fifteen minutes. That’s the running time for the fourth and final entry in the inexplicably successful The Twilight Saga series (Breaking Dawn – Part 2 for anyone keeping track), before the end credits finally, mercifully fade to black.

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Movie Review: The Sessions

Movie Review: The Sessions

The Sessions (formerly “The Surrogate”) is centered around a seriously disabled man based loosely on the true story of the late Mark O’Brien, a poet, journalist and disabled rights advocate, who died at the age of 49 in 1999.

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Movie Review: Sinister

Movie Review: Sinister

Moviegoers have long learned to expect little from the horror genre. Its most avid, avowed fans are more than willing to settle on a steady supply of scares and jolts, regardless of the cheapness of the scares or jolts involved.

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Movie Review: The Paperboy

Movie Review: The Paperboy

Before we discuss Lee Daniels’s adaptation of Pete Dexter’s 1995 novel, The Paperboy, we need to clear away any misconceptions moviegoers might have about a certain scene involving Nicole Kidman’s character, Charlotte Bless, a libido-driven Southerner and object of desire for Zac Efron’s character, Jack…

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Movie Review: Frankenweenie

Movie Review: Frankenweenie

Familiarity may not always breed contempt, but in the case of Tim Burton’s latest effort, Frankenweenie, it does breed indifference and, on more than one occasion, boredom.

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