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ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too long. 1 hr. 30 R (profanity, violence, nudity)... Read more

After 20 minutes, 'Lucy' script stops living up to Scarlett Johansson's potential

Le schlockmeister Luc Besson has no beef with men and guns, or he wouldn't have made the "Transporter" movies with Jason Statham. Or written "Taken." But in the world according to Besson, older girls ("La Femme Nikita") and young women in wee skirts and stiletto heels, gliding in slow motion towa... Read more

Would Philly museum plan ruin famous 'Rocky' film steps?

Frank Gehry, the renowned architect, has proposed something radical, heretical, in the "Rocky" movie world: changing the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Read more

Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton can't rehab this property

"And So It Goes" is going for "cute," as in: "Oh, well, you know. It was cute." Michael Douglas stars as the grumpy old real estate agent with the broken heart, with Diane Keaton as the lounge singer next door. The title "And So It Goes" belongs on a list with "That's Life!" "Whatever Works" and ... Read more

Family guide to new movie releases

AND SO IT GOES Read more

A 'Sex Tape' not worth watching

It must have sounded sidesplitting on paper. Read more

Keaton clicks with Douglas, 'And So It Goes'

Two old pros show the kids how chemistry works in a romantic comedy in "And So It Goes," a love-the-last-time-around romp that'll give its target audience the warm fuzzies. Read more

Kendrick stirs up a �happy� family in 'Happy Christmas'

"Happy Christmas" is a petite, lived-in character comedy of the Mumblecore school - just a group of chatty twentysomethings, drinking, growing beards and having the occasional bathroom hook-up as they think about growing up. Read more

Director, co-star see 'Most Wanted Man' as the best Hoffman tribute of all

There's something about a good spy novel that says "fall," and the best films in that genre reflect this. The skies are overcast, a sort of pale gun-metal grey. Everything is rain and shadows, all the better for skulking about underthe ever-present pall of death Read more

Not much moonlight, even less 'Magic' in Woody's latest

Those of us waiting for Woody Allen's return to nostalgia after "Midnight in Paris," fans who figure his love of 1920s "Hot Jazz" and theatrical, dated dialogue make him most at home with period pieces, are in for something of a letdown with "Magic in the Moonlight." Read more

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' really takes off

There's a cheerful simplicity about the animated "Planes: Fire & Rescue." Contrast it with the chaotic, clanging "Transformers" movie, made for a slightly older preteen audience. The high-flying new Disney cartoon has a clearer story, more engaging characters, more lucid action scenes and jok... Read more

'Boyhood' turns nothing into everything

The one thing many first remark about Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," the Austin director's joyous and life-affirming love letter to adolescence and family, is how he filmed it over the course of 12 years with the same cast. That is no easy feat, but what's even more remarkable than the technical ... Read more

A 'Sex Tape' you don't want to watch

"Sex Tape" is a lump of half-cocked misunderstandings and nakedly affected zaniness. Read more

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