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("Tammy" stars Melissa McCarthy, right, with Susan Sarandon as her grandmother.)

Movie Review: ‘Tammy’

The pathos and hard truths trotted out in the third act are crowbarred into this slapstick vehicle as if flown in from another movie.

07/03/2014

("Snowpiercer.")

Movie Review: ‘Snowpiercer’

With its idiosyncratic take on the 99 percent/one percent income-inequality class system and environmental destructiveness at the forefront, the film has remarkable contemporary relevance.

07/02/2014

(Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde are among the stars in "Third Person.")

Movie Review: ‘Third Person’

“Third Person,” despite an intriguing opening and numerous compelling individual moments, demands patience from us without sufficiently rewarding it by film’s end.

07/02/2014

(Anne Hathaway stars in "Interstellar," due for release this fall.)

Your Holiday Movie Season Sneak-Peek

We interrupt the current summer movie season to bring you a sneak peek at the lineup of movies headed our way at year’s end…

06/28/2014

(Mark Wahlberg, right, stars in "Transformers: Age of Extinction.")

Movie Review: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

With this fourth installment in the “Transformers” franchise from director Michael Bay, I’ve been magically transformed from a bored viewer into a really bored viewer.

06/27/2014

("Jersey Boys" is the movie version of the hit Broadway musical about the '60s singing group The Four Seasons.)

Movie Review: ‘Jersey Boys’

“Jersey Boys” is a movieization of the hit musical that opened in 2005 and became one of Broadway’s longest-running shows.

06/19/2014

think like a man too

Movie Review: ‘Think Like a Man Too’

There’s just too much going on for the film’s through-line to buzz through the clutter.

06/19/2014

(Jenny Slate stars in "Obvious Child.")

Movie Review: ‘Obvious Child’

Like its standup-comic protagonist, the film is rough around the edges, impressing us with its brave ambitiousness, but still struggling to get satisfying laughs and smiles of recognition.

06/19/2014

(Jay Baruchel returns as the voice of Hiccup in the sequel, "How To Train Your Dragon 2.")

Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

The first one was respectable. The second is delectable.

06/12/2014

(Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in "22 Jump Street.")

Movie Review: ’22 Jump Street’

It’s essentially a rehash of the 2012 feature “21 Jump Street,” but with a bigger-is-better budget.

06/12/2014

(Brendan Gleeson, far left, and Taylor Kitsch star in "The Grand Seduction.")

Movie Review: ‘The Grand Seduction’

“The Grand Seduction” isn’t quite grand, but it is seductive.

06/12/2014

(Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in "Edge of Tomorrow.")

Movie Review: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Edge of Tomorrow is a brutally funny (!) science fiction thriller in which an alien race has invaded Earth to wipe out the human race.

06/05/2014

(Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen star in "Words and Pictures.")

Movie Review: ‘Words and Pictures’

Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche co-star as curmudgeonly but inspiring middle-aged educators in this brainy-rather-than-zany romantic comedy.

06/05/2014

(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

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