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Movie Review: ‘Pixels’

Pixels is a special effects-driven science fiction comedy about retro video games and their central involvement in an alien invasion.

07/23/2015

Actors Jake Gyllenhaal (L) and Rachel McAdams attend the 'Southpaw' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York City. (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Movie Review: ‘Southpaw’

(3 stars out of 4)What Southpaw lacks in originality and complexity, it makes up for in craftsmanship and ferociousness.

07/23/2015

("Minions," from Universal Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Minions’

Minions is about to make millions. And why shouldn’t it?

07/10/2015

(Miles Scott is the five-year-old cancer patient who is the subject of this "Make-A-Wish" documentary.)

Movie Review: ‘Batkid Begins’

(3 stars out of 4)When Batkid Begins begins, you feel pretty good about our species. When it ends, you feel even better.

07/10/2015

(Ryan Reynolds stars in "Self/less.")

Movie Review: ‘Self/less’

This science fiction thriller about wanting more, delivers less.

07/09/2015

(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

max movie

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

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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

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