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Movie Review: ‘Pixels’

Pixels is a special effects-driven science fiction comedy about retro video games and their central involvement in an alien invasion.


Actors Jake Gyllenhaal (L) and Rachel McAdams attend the 'Southpaw' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York City. (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Southpaw’

(3 stars out of 4)What Southpaw lacks in originality and complexity, it makes up for in craftsmanship and ferociousness.


Robin Williams (Photo Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Boulevard’

(2½ stars out of 4)That makes this already melancholy drama even more melancholy an experience, but one worth seeing nonetheless.


NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Actors Bill Hader and Amy Schumer attend the 'Trainwreck' New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on July 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Move Review: ‘Trainwreck’

Judd Apatow, the writer, producer, and director of influential comedies for screens big and small over the last couple decades – with such films as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, and This is 40 — has introduced more than his share of major comic talents to the movie audience.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29:  A view of the atmosphere at the world premiere of Marvel's "Ant-Man" at The Dolby Theatre on June 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Movie Review: Ant-Man

Paul Rudd stars as ex-convict Scott Lang, an ex-cat burglar in the Robin Hood mold who is recruited by a scientist armed with a suit that allows him to shrink while gaining super-strength and then re-enlarge whenever he wishes.


("Minions," from Universal Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Minions’

Minions is about to make millions. And why shouldn’t it?


(Miles Scott is the five-year-old cancer patient who is the subject of this "Make-A-Wish" documentary.)

Movie Review: ‘Batkid Begins’

(3 stars out of 4)When Batkid Begins begins, you feel pretty good about our species. When it ends, you feel even better.


(Ryan Reynolds stars in "Self/less.")

Movie Review: ‘Self/less’

This science fiction thriller about wanting more, delivers less.


(Mark Ruffalo stars in "Infinitely Polar Bear.")

Movie Review: ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

(2½ stars out of 4)Mark Ruffalo plays a manic-depressive father trying to raise his two young girls singlehandedly, in Boston.


(Channing Tatum, center, stars in "Magic Mike XXL.")

Movie Review: ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Thongs, Magic Mike XXL has got plenty of. The problem is that this sequel comes up short in ju st about every other department.


Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in "Terminator Genisys."

Movie Review: ‘Terminator Genisys’

(3 stars out of 4)“I’m old. Not obsolete,” says the Arnold Schwarzenegger character on more than one occasion in Terminator Genisys. Perhaps the same could be said for this franchise.


max movie

Movie Review: ‘Max’

(2½ stars out of 4)This Max may not be mad, but there’s plenty of fury on his road as well.


(Jessica Barth is among the stars of the sequel "Ted 2.")

Movie Review: ‘Ted 2’

(3½ stars out of 4!)Ted made us laugh –- a lot –- and Ted 2 does, too!


(Kate Winslet stars in "A Little Chaos.")

Movie Review: ‘A Little Chaos’

(2½ stars out of 4)Kate Winslet, who has established herself as one of our most dependable and accomplished screen actresses with six Oscar nominations and one Oscar, is so effortlessly commanding and authentic from her first moment on.


(Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke star in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.")

Movie Review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

(3 stars out of 4)The director, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, delivers a rewarding comedy-drama that impresses with its wit even as it merits our tears.