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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

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: ‘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

Movie review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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AP

A sense of humor -- and a great soundtrack -- takes the film out of the ordinary, though it sags near the end Read more

Movie review: ‘Get On Up’

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Universal Pictures via AP

James Brown was a man who contained multitudes. Read more

Movie review: ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

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Sony Pictures Classics

After dealing with the emotional breakdown at the core of Blue Jasmine, a very contemporary tale of free-falling down the social ladder that won star Cate Blanchett the Best Actress Oscar, director/writer Woody Allen once again seeks refuge in the past. With Read more

Movie review: ‘4 Minute Mile’

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Gravitas Ventures

4 Minute Mile is a small, low-budget movie that’s much better than it has a right to be, considering it could easily slip into cliche so easily. But thanks to solid performances and a steady hand from director Charles-Olivier Michaud and writers Josh Campbell and ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Mood Indigo’

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Drafthouse Films

To call Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo visually inventive is not even scratching the surface, something like characterizing Apple as a company that’s had a certain amount of success. Read more

Movie review: ‘Lucy’

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Universal Pictures

What’s with Scarlett Johansson playing all these women who are not quite of our reality? Read more

Movie review: ‘A Most Wanted Man’

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Roadside Attractions

You can sense a John le Carre spy novel adaptation often before his name turns up in the credits. The hero’s cynicism at war with his skepticism, professionalism at war with personal demons — in the spy master’s gloomy, overcast world, they’re all spies “who cam... Read more

‘Under the Electric Sky’ documentary brings EDM to the big screen

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Focus Features

The documentary opens in North Texas July 25. Read more

Movie review: 'And So It Goes'

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Clarius Entertainment

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

Movie review: ‘I Origins’

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Fox Searchlight

Ian is a man of science. But he is still a man. And when a model-thin hottie with a strange accent comes on to him in a party, the nerdy guy whose “Can I take a picture of your eyes?” is no pick-up line, is smitten. Read more

Movie review: ‘Le Chef’

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Cohen Media Group

The French culinary comedy Le Chef is not to be confused with the delicious and more substantial Jon Favreau farce Chef, in theaters at the same time. Le Chef is a 2012 French film, coincidentally released just... Read more

Movie review: ‘We From Dallas’

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East West Records

On the national stage, Dallas hip-hop long has lived in the shadow of its counterpart down I-45 in Houston. But as the captivating and informative documentary We From Dallas proves, North Texas hip-hop has no reason to be ashamed. Read more

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