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(Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis star in "Annie.")

Movie Review: ‘Annie’

Yes, the sun’ll come out tomorrow. But will you? Not for this easy-to-knock Annie, you won’t.

12/18/2014

(Ben Stiller, center, stars in "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.")

Movie Review: ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’

This is a fuzzy fantasy-comedy in which the figures come to life, but the movie doesn’t.

12/18/2014

("The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies")

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

Like its predecessors, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies leaves you wanting less.

12/17/2014

(Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson star in "Top Five.")

Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

Chris Rock wrote, directed, and stars in this fitfully funny and focused-on-fame film as a recovering-alcoholic comedian trying to reinvent himself as a movie star.

12/11/2014

(Christian Bale plays Moses in "Exodus: Gods and Kings.")

Movie Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Director Ridley Scott has always been a visual stylist, and he outdoes himself in that regard with the astonishing computer-generated visual effects of this arresting, immensely-scaled spectacle.

12/11/2014

(Reese Witherspoon stars in "Wild.")

Movie Review: ‘Wild’

Just as Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild” character hikes over a thousand miles, this previous Oscar winner walks her way right into this year’s Oscar race.

12/11/2014

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Movie Review: ‘The Babadook’

‘The Babadook’ is an intense and disturbing supernatural home-invasion drama that comes by way of Australia, and it’s one of those things that go bump in the night.

12/04/2014

(2013 file photo.  Credit:  Christopher Polk/ Getty Images)

Movie Special: Campaign Kickoff for the Oscars

The Academy Award races are coming into focus. Here are the likely nominees in the major categories.

12/03/2014

Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jennifer Aniston star in the comedy sequel, 'Horrible Bosses 2.' (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2′

‘Horrible Bosses 2′ is so desperately unfunny that even the outtakes displayed during the closing credits fall flat.

12/03/2014

(Jennifer Lawrence stars in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.")

Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′

Interrupting the narrative momentum and asking the audience to wait a year for the conclusion may make commercial sense, but it also undermines and dilutes the theatrical experience.

11/21/2014

(Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank star in "The Homesman," directed by Jones.)

Movie Review: ‘The Homesman’

Unfortunately, director-star Tommy Lee Jones lets this idiosyncratic movie ricochet between severe melodrama and quirky dark comedy.

11/20/2014

(Channing Tatum, left, and Steve Carell star in "Foxcatcher," from Sony Pictures Classics)

Movie Review: ‘Foxcatcher’

Steve Carell stars as multimillionaire John du Pont in this docudrama about the real-life murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.

11/20/2014

(Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their characters in "Dumb and Dumber To.")

Movie Review: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

“Dumb and Dumber To” wears its stupidity proudly and loudly.

11/14/2014

(Minnie Driver and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are among the stars of "Beyond the Lights.")

Movie Review: ‘Beyond the Lights’

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who starred in “Belle,” plays a rhythm-and-blues singer who seems to be on her way to superstardom. Minnie Driver plays her overbearing mother.

11/13/2014

(Eddie Redmayne stars as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife in "The Theory of Everything.")

Movie Review: ‘The Theory of Everything’

“The Theory of Everything” is a deeply affecting romantic biography focused on the relationship between theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane Wilde, as his body was gradually ravaged by a neuromuscular disease.

11/13/2014

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