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(Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort star in "The Fault In Our Stars.")

Movie Review: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Your tears aren’t so much jerked as invited by this well-made movie about love blossoming in a teen cancer support group.

06/05/2014

(Angelina Jolie stars in the new Disney feature, "Maleficent.")

Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’

She hasn’t exactly been romanticized, but the villainess from “Sleeping Beauty” has at least been humanized.

05/30/2014

(Tom Cruise stars in "Edge of Tomorrow," opening soon.)

Your Summer Movie Preview

As a glance at any multiplex marquee will tell you, even though June is not yet visible in the rearview mirror, we can clearly see the beginning of the parade of movies that will keep us entertained all summer.

05/30/2014

(Charlize Theron and Seth McFarlane star in "A Million Ways To Die In The West.")

Movie Review: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

Even though the laughs are sporadic and the complaints are unavoidable, we’re grateful for the film’s existence.

05/29/2014

(Jesse Eisenberg plays two near-identical roles in "The Double."

Movie Review: ‘The Double’

Jesse Eisenberg plays two roles, and looks the same in both. But the two personalities he brings to life are anything but alike.

05/23/2014

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Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Like most of its predecessors, it’s an involving and intriguing, visually arresting entertainment about mutant superheroes with astonishing otherworldly powers who are second-class citizens, metaphorically speaking.

05/22/2014

(Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler star in "Blended.")

Movie Review: ‘Blended’

It’s the problematic script that keeps Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s third pairing from being the charm.

05/22/2014

("Chef" features John Leguizamo, left, and Emjay Anthony, center, and stars Jon Favreau, right, who also directs.)

Movie Review: ‘Chef’

Jon Favreau wanted to do something a little different, so he cooked up “Chef.” Don’t show up hungry!

05/16/2014

(Bryan Cranston stars in the newest version of "Godzilla.")

Movie Review: ‘Godzilla’

After a promising start and relatively absorbing buildup, the franchise reverts to form and the urban destruction special effects once again become the tail that wags the reptile.

05/16/2014

(Image from Disney Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Million Dollar Arm’

The screenplay is anything but inventive, but it supplies a puppy-dog charm that’s tough to resist.

05/15/2014

(Sarah Gadon and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in "Belle.")

Movie Review: ‘Belle’

She was young, wealthy, and black. Her name was Belle. And British high society didn’t quite know what to do with her.

05/08/2014

Zac Efron stars as the head of a fraternity in "Neighbors." (credit: Universal Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Neighbors’

What we routinely accept in a “Three Stooges” short or a “Tom & Jerry” cartoon doesn’t necessarily cut it in a feature narrative.

05/08/2014

(Image from Summertime Entertainment)

Movie Review: ‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’

With apologies to Mark Twain, the difference between the charm and artistry of the original movie and that of this animated sequel is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

05/08/2014

(Helen Hunt plays a physician in "Decoding Annie Parker.")

Movie Review: ‘Decoding Annie Parker’

Lots of movies are escapist in one way or another. This one, the true story of a Toronto woman’s battle with cancer, is just the opposite.

05/02/2014

(Woody Allen and John Turturro star in "Fading Gigolo.")

Movie Review: ‘Fading Gigolo’

“Fading Gigolo” is an oddball absurdist comedy, a farcical cinematic doodle that takes a bite out of the Big Apple and finds it strangely tasty.

05/01/2014

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