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("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

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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

(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

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