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Movie Review: ‘Unfriended’

(2½ stars out of 4)It’s a supernatural horror thriller that explores our addiction to social media.

04/17/2015

(Jonah Hill and James Franco star in the docudrama "True Story.")

Movie Review: ‘True Story’

Although it’s not nail-bitingly suspenseful and rooting interest is nowhere to be found, it is at least cerebrally absorbing throughout.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

("Monkey Kingdom." Image from Disney Corp.)

Movie Review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

(2½ stars out of 4)Macaque monkeys Maya and Kip are the focal characters in this nature documentary about the simian society’s rigid class system.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Simon Pegg stars in "Kill Me Three Times.")

Movie Review: ‘Kill Me Three Times’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Kill Me Three Times” puts a gaggle of amoral, deceitful characters into a movie that is far too fixated on grotesquely bloody occurrences to be a pure comedy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

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Movie Review: ‘The Longest Ride’

(2½ stars out of 4)it’s a great effort despite a bizarre, out-of-left-field ending.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, and Adam Driver are among the stars in "While We're Young.")

Movie Review: ‘While We’re Young’

(3 stars out of 4)While we don’t exit director Noah Baumbach’s latest feeling fully satisfied with the journey his characters are on, there is plenty of audience-friendly food for thought along the way.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Al Pacino, left, and Christopher Plummer star in “Danny Collins.”)

Movie Review: ‘Danny Collins’

(3 stars out of 4)In this heart-on-its-sleeve comedy-drama, Al Pacino (left) stars as an aging, rich, and famous singer-songwriter seeking redemption as a family man.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/04/2015

("Furious 7," from Universal Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Furious 7′

(2½ stars out of 4)Like its predecessors, number seven offers diverse casting, rooting-interest-friendly teamwork, excessive and preposterous vehicular mayhem, and car-toonish indestructibility.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

(Helen Mirren, center, stars in "Woman in Gold.")

Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Woman in Gold” is the true-story account of one woman’s struggle, aided by her lawyer, to restore her property and reclaim her past from the Austrian government.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

("Home" stars characters voiced by Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and others.)

Movie Review: ‘Home’

(2½ stars out of 4)Director Tim Johnson aims this one primarily at young children, keeping the peril from being intense, and including plenty of gentle humor, genial slapstick, and heartfelt emotion.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart co-star in "Get Hard.")

Movie Review: ‘Get Hard’

“Get Hard” tries so hard to push the political-incorrectness envelope that it becomes more offensive than funny far too often.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper co-star in "Serena.")

Movie Review: ‘Serena’

(2 stars out of 4)We remain very much aware that there’s a puppet master putting these characters through their sometimes arbitrary paces.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Shailene Woodley stars in "Insurgent.")

Movie Review: ‘Insurgent’

“Insurgent,” the sequel to “Divergent,” entertains at about the same level of quality as its predecessor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/21/2015

("The Gunman" stars Sean Penn.)

Movie Review: ‘The Gunman’

As convoluted conspiracy tales go, it’s pretty much standard issue, but it’s unnecessarily humorless, takes itself much too seriously.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(Ziggy Gruber, right, is among the restaurant owners and patrons spotlighted in the documentary "Deli Man.")

Movie Review: ‘Deli Man’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Deli Man” is a documentary about the delicatessen tradition in the US and Canada, specifically the Jewish deli that crops up in most big cities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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