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From right, Hansel (Owen Wilson), Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Melanie Valentina (Penelope Cruz) team up to stop the murders of famous people in "Zoolander 2," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release.

Zoolander 2

You never want to deliver a eugoogooly, but funereal solemnity is the only tone to take for a sequel as woefully, and disappointingly, DOA as “Zoolander 2.”
The Bennet sisters turn badass in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," a 2016 Sony release adapted from the book by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Two great tastes that may not taste great together per se. But the flavor is so novel and irresistible you won't mind taking down an entire box just this once.

Uma Thurman stars in Miramax's "Beautiful Girls," a 1996 romantic dramedy directed by the late Ted Demme.

Class of 1996: ‘Beautiful Girls’

It may not philosophically aspire to much more than mirroring a popular Counting Crows lyric. But its barroom eloquence and stumblebum sadness all linger.
Jack Black stars in Columbia Pictures' "Goosebumps."

Goosebumps

"Goosebumps" is a fun and entertaining ride through Nostalgia-ville, but the film never really truly feels like what the fans deserved.

Michael Stone (voice of David Thewlis) takes a long, hard look at himself in "Anomalisa," a 2015 Paramount Pictures stop-motion animation film co-directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson.

Anomalisa

Dizzying and disarming, Charlie Kaufman's triumphant return is an acridly funny, achingly resonant and meticulously constructed film about love and loneliness.
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop, in "Joy," a 2015 Twentieth Century Fox biopic loosely based on her life and co-written and directed by David O. Russell.

Joy

Even as it gets stuck between stations, “Joy” is an engaging — and, at the right moments, enraging — tale of both perseverance and the psychology of purchasing.

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ReelBob: The Night Before

A crude and vulgar holiday film that will put you off from the Christmas spirit. Sure, it has laughs, but they are cheap and sophomoric.
Thatcher Robinson and Paul Stanko star in "Superior," (2015) directed by Edd Benda and a selection of the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Superior

"Superior" is a coming-of-age story that, like its characters, lacks the maturity to realize its own purpose or potential.

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Goosebumps

A ride on the world's best kiddie coaster, "Goosebumps" delivers family-friendly thrills and coasts on Jack Black's star power.
Ben Mendelsohn (center) and Ryan Reynolds play a pair of hard-luck gamblers in 2015's "Mississippi Grind," an A24 release co-directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.

Mississippi Grind

Career-best work by Ryan Reynolds & Ben Mendelsohn carries an unhurried, empathetic gambling drama that stays at the table a bit too long to achieve greatness.

Verna Bloom (left) and Griffin Dunne star in 1985's "After Hours," a comedy directed by Martin Scorsese.

Class of 1985: ‘After Hours’

Though far from flawless as a comedy, Martin Scorsese’s use of the form as catharsis to shake off his setbacks makes "After Hours" its own sort of masterpiece.
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Reeling Backward: Little Shop of Horrors

The joy in watching, and rewatching, “Little Shop of Horrors” is that the cast has fun right along with the audience.

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The Intern

An enjoyable comedy that is predictable and innocuous as writer-director Nancy Meyers follows a well-worn path.
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The New Girlfriend

A French import about obsession, love, loyalty and family that is hindered by a lack of a constant tone.