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Hot Pursuit

Texas is a big state. By the time the credits roll on “Hot Pursuit,” you’ll feel like you’ve crossed it by car and taken the scenic route. Continue reading

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Class of 1995: “Stuart Saves His Family”

Upending expectations of the “Saturday Night Live” subgenre, “Stuart Saves His Family” is good enough and smart enough to paint a seriocomic portrait of misery. Continue reading

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Horrible Bosses 2

The incompetent trio of murderers is back with an even bigger plan, and even fewer brains than before. Continue reading

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2

The Platonic ideal of a sorta-welcome comedy sequel we didn’t need, “HTTM 2″ proves some bottles aren’t built to hold much more than a single bolt of lightning. Continue reading

3 yaps

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is a cookie-cutter family comedy with multiple laughs but zero heart.
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Dear White People

“Dear White People” is a whip-smart comedy about racial politics that, like real life, is never as simple as black versus white. Continue reading

4.5 yaps

Inherent Vice

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s witty, wise and ambitious film falls just shy of stoned immaculate, but comes awfully, and entertainingly, close. Continue reading

4 yaps

Big Eyes

Disabuse yourself of the “automatic awards contender” notion, and simply enjoy this peppy, punchy, poignant and powerfully acted surprise from Tim Burton. Continue reading

2.5 yaps

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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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” is a surprisingly relaxed and sentimental curtain call for the franchise. Continue reading

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