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Annie (2014)

“Never slow your roll,” Annie is told in this modern-day update. Here’s hoping Quvenzhané Wallis heeds the advice, too. She’s all that treats instead of tricks. Continue reading

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Class of 1984: “Supergirl”

With catastrophe rotting the marrow of its bones, “Supergirl” exemplifies why we should be OK with waiting to ensure we get a great female superhero movie. Continue reading

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3.5 yaps

Dumb and Dumber To

Although it’s hardly a personal record for anyone involved, “Dumb and Dumber To” shows that sporadic and unsteady can still finish the race, too. Continue reading

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Saw: 10th-Anniversary Re-Release

Ten years later, “Saw’s” big reveal still generates more laughter than armrest-gripping tension, but it looks comparatively classic next to its silly sequels. Continue reading

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4.5 yaps

Class of 1984: “The Terminator”

Even flying by the seat of his skinflint pants, James Cameron created a classic — one so embedded in our culture it feels like we’ve had it more than 30 years. Continue reading

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John Wick

“John Wick” holds no candle to Keanu Reeves’ holy trinity of action films, but it should count as time off for good behavior from his stint in movie jail. Continue reading

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Dracula Untold

Dracula is recast as a prefab straight-arrow hero. In other, stranger words you wouldn’t think could possibly be strung together, a safer, cuddlier Dracula. Continue reading

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Class of 1994: “Léon”

More like a journey than just a joy-buzzer jolt of action, “Léon” is the movie people mean whey they rave about “The Professional.” Continue reading

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Class of 1984: “All of Me”

Under director Carl Reiner’s devilishly deft touch, “All of Me” is 1944 by way of 1984, but its true timelessness emanates in Steve Martin’s epic performance. Continue reading

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Class of 1984: “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”

“Buckaroo” endures because it’s impossible for something so bizarre to not be somewhat interesting. Continue reading

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