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Movie review: ‘The November Man’

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Relativity Media

Pierce Brosnan’s perfect hair barely budges in the breeze. He fixes his eyes in that narrowed, steely stare and you remember, yes, he was a pretty good James Bond. Read more

Movie review: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

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Dimension Films

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is like Paris after the zombie apocalypse: beautiful to look at but not a living soul in sight. Read more

Movie review: ‘When the Game Stands Tall’

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Sony Pictures

Outside of humans invaded by body snatchers and presidents whose nations are threatened by an asteroid, has there been a more stoic big screen performance than Jim Caviezel as Bob Ladouceur in When the Game Stands Tall? Read more

Movie review: ‘The One I Love’

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Radius-The Weinstein Company

The One I Love is a clever, lightweight amuse-bouche of a movie built around a conceit that can’t be talked about in any detail without unraveling the whole thing. Let’s just say it might have been something worthy of a Read more

Movie review: ‘Are You Here’

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Millennium Entertainment

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner takes his act to the big screen with Are You Here, which turns out to be the most quotable Owen Wilson comedy since Zoolander. Read more

Movie review: ‘Rich Hill’

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We watch films about the Great Depression secure in the knowledge that they have a happy ending. They may portray the horrific poverty that struck the nation, only to then focus on the resilience of the American people and our eventual triumph. Read more

Movie review: ‘If I Stay’

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Warner Bros.

Manipulative, contrived, melodramatic — all labels we slap on that most perfectly titled movie genre, “the weeper.” All fit If I Stay like original packaging. Teenage girls and the boys who want to date them need to discover the pleasures of a wel... Read more

Movie review: ‘Yves Saint Laurent’

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The Weinstein Company

Yves Saint Laurent, the great French fashion designer, was by any definition an early bloomer. He was hired as an assistant at the legendary House of Dior while still in his teens, and at 21 became the head designer after Christian Dior died of a heart attack in 1957. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Possession of Michael King’

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Anchor Bay Films

As “found footage” horror movies go, The Possession of Michael King is more unpleasant than scary. Read more

Movie review: ‘Alive Inside”

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Sundance Institute

It isn’t news that musical therapy can produce striking results, but rarely have those good effects been as movingly illustrated as in Alive Inside. The documentary’s best moments are scenes of deeply debilitated nursing-home residents responding dramati... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Expendables 3’

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Lionsgate

There are three elements that could make a cartoon of an action film like The Expendables 3 work: some cool, kinetic action slam-o-rama; witty one-liners; and a really good bad guy. Read more

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: ‘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: ‘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: ‘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: ‘Into the Storm’

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Warner Bros.

Watching Into the Storm is not unlike weathering one: close your eyes, grit your teeth and hope it ends soon. 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: ‘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: ‘Calvary’

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

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