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Movie review: ‘The Giver’

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The Weinstein Company

The Giver, director Phillip Noyce’s handsomely wrought take on Lois Lowry’s bestseller, may suffer for sins not of its own making. Read more

Movie review: ‘Land Ho!’

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Sony Pictures Classics

A road-trip movie about a couple of guys nearing the end of life’s road, Land Ho! is a sweetly simple tale that underscores what we already know but too often forget: Adventurism and finding your bliss are not just for the young. Read more

Movie review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’

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Twentieth Century Fox

The laughs are loud, lewd and low in Let’s Be Cops, a spoof of cop “buddy pictures” that is pretty much the definition of “an August ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Dinosaur 13’

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Lionsgate

“Sue” was and is the most complete T. rex skeleton in existence, a paleontological find of such importance and with such far-ranging consequences that she changed science and American legal precedent, and not just the lives of those who stumbled across t... Read more

Movie review: ‘What If’

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F Word Productions

The romantic-comedy recipe is so well-known and foolproof that the great mystery about them is how rarely the romantic fools in Hollywood get it right. Read more

Movie review: ‘Calvary’

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Actor Brendan Gleeson shines in a small story about a Catholic priest and his struggles. Read more

Movie review: ‘Deepsea Challenge 3D’

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National Geographic

I’m not sure whether the target audience for James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D is aficionados of undersea adventure or aficionados of James Cameron. Read more

Movie review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earn a Michael Bay-produced 3-D re-boot that spares no expense in special effects and spares no decibel in the volume that is the soundtrack to all their new mayhem. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

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DreamWorks II

It’s an emotional story with a sprinkle of family ties and romance to sweeten the results. Read more

Movie review: ‘About Alex’

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Screen Media

“This is like one of those ’80s movies,” a character says in About Alex, the feature debut from director/writer Jesse Zwick. And it’s one of the truer statements in this predictable indie-rock Big Chill where a ... Read more

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