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Movie review: All-star cast can’t save ‘Mother’s Day’

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Open Road

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays. Read more

Key and Peele’s ‘Keanu’ finds comedy matrix

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Warner Bros.

If the premise of Keanu — two adult men spending a violent weekend searching for a lost kitten — seems far too slender for a feature film, well, you underestimate the abilities of Key and Peele. Read more

Movies: ‘Green Room’ smartly blends music and horror

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A24

With only two major features to his credit, director/writer Jeremy Saulnier has already marked his distinctive cinematic territory. His well-regarded 2013 indie revenge saga, Blue Ruin, introduced him as someone who could explore the sordid... Read more

Movie review: ‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’ doesn’t travel well

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Yari Film Group

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba is the first American feature shot entirely on location in Havana since 1959. The movie makes a good argument for reinstating the American travel ban to the island, at least for Hollywood productions. Read more

Movie review: ‘April and the Extraordinary World’

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photo12.com

Mid-20th-century Paris doesn’t look exactly as you’ve seen it in the imaginative, animated April and the Extraordinary World. People travel by bicycle-propelled dirigibles, and the city boasts two Eiffel Towers, side by side. Read more

Movie review: ‘Pali Road’

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Crimson Forest Entertainment

If it were possible for Nicholas Sparks and Rod Serling to collaborate on a movie, the result might be Pali Road, a modestly budgeted and involving love story with an eerie twist. Read more

‘The Real Housewives of Dallas’ recap, episode 3: Lee Anne in Bow-livia

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Bravo

Poop-gate continues, Lee Anne expands America’s vocabulary, and three of the wives go see a bunch of half-naked men Read more

Movie review: ‘Nina,’ starring Zoe Saldana

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Suzanne Tenner

There’s been so much controversy over the casting in Nina, the biopic about the stormy life of the late jazz singer Nina Simone, that it has eclipsed everything else about the film. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ misses target

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Universal

How do you solve a problem like Kristen (Stewart)? If you’re the filmmakers of The Huntsman: Winter’s War, you write Snow White entirely out of the sequel to S now White and the Huntsman. Read more

Movie review: ‘Sing Street’

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The Weinstein Company

There’s no life problem too difficult and no heartbreak too tragic that a good pop song can’t cure it. Read more

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