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(Mark Ruffalo stars in "Infinitely Polar Bear.")

Movie Review: ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

(2½ stars out of 4)Mark Ruffalo plays a manic-depressive father trying to raise his two young girls singlehandedly, in Boston.

07/03/2015

(Channing Tatum, center, stars in "Magic Mike XXL.")

Movie Review: ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Thongs, Magic Mike XXL has got plenty of. The problem is that this sequel comes up short in ju st about every other department.

07/02/2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in "Terminator Genisys."

Movie Review: ‘Terminator Genisys’

(3 stars out of 4)“I’m old. Not obsolete,” says the Arnold Schwarzenegger character on more than one occasion in Terminator Genisys. Perhaps the same could be said for this franchise.

07/02/2015

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Movie Review: ‘Max’

(2½ stars out of 4)This Max may not be mad, but there’s plenty of fury on his road as well.

06/27/2015

(Jessica Barth is among the stars of the sequel "Ted 2.")

Movie Review: ‘Ted 2′

(3½ stars out of 4!)Ted made us laugh –- a lot –- and Ted 2 does, too!

06/25/2015

(Kate Winslet stars in "A Little Chaos.")

Movie Review: ‘A Little Chaos’

(2½ stars out of 4)Kate Winslet, who has established herself as one of our most dependable and accomplished screen actresses with six Oscar nominations and one Oscar, is so effortlessly commanding and authentic from her first moment on.

06/25/2015

(Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke star in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.")

Movie Review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

(3 stars out of 4)The director, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, delivers a rewarding comedy-drama that impresses with its wit even as it merits our tears.

06/18/2015

("Inside Out.")

Movie Review: ‘Inside Out’

The setting, if you can call it that, of this witty and poignant cerebral animated adventure is inside the head of an 11-year-old girl named Riley.

06/18/2015

(Alicia Vikander stars in "Testament of Youth.")

Movie Review: ‘Testament of Youth’

(3 stars out of 4)It’s a passionate lament about the futility of war that eloquently mourns the unnecessary loss of human life that war inevitably leads to.

06/18/2015

(credit: Universal Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Jurassic World’

‘Jurassic World’ is the fourth installment in the franchise kicked off in 1993 with ‘Jurassic Park’, director and dino-sorcerer Steven Spielberg’s movieization of the best-seller by Michael Crichton.

06/12/2015

(Blythe Danner stars in "I'll See You in My Dreams.")

Movie Review: ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’

Blythe Danner has spent the vast majority of her career acting in support of others or as an ensemble player. So it’s gratifying to see this luminous septuagenarian get top billing — and the romantic lead at that!

06/10/2015

(Melissa McCarthy stars in "Spy.")

Movie Review: ‘Spy’

(2½ stars out of 4)The targeted demographic is certainly Melissa McCarthy’s appreciative fans, but moviegoers steeped in the male-dominated superspy genre should be appreciative as well.

06/09/2015

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Movie Review: ‘Aloha’

(2½ stars out of 4)Aloha is a romantic comedy from director Cameron Crowe that boasts a come-hither cast but is burdened with a hither-and-thither plot.

05/30/2015

(Dwayne Johnson stars in "San Andreas.")

Movie Review: ‘San Andreas’

It’s all about the special effects as the phrase “disaster porn” begins to rear its ugly head.

05/27/2015

Left to right: Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp (credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

Movie Review: ‘Lambert & Stamp’

Lambert & Stamp is a documentary about the “fifth and sixth members” of The Who, the wildly successful rock band featuring lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Peter Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon.

05/25/2015

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