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ReelBob: ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

By Bob Bloom Mark Ruffalo’s performance as a father and husband struggling with bipolar depression is the reason to see “Infinitely Polar Bear.” This troubling family drama tackles a serious subject in a rather lighthearted manner, yet still adheres to its emphasis on showing not only the impact of this illness on the person who […]
Traumatized by his handler's death in Afghanistan, a Belgian Malinois military working dog is adopted by the fallen Marine's family in "Max," a 2015 MGM / Warner Brothers family film directed by Boaz Yakin.

Max

By trying to sharpen its edges when sincere, simple empathy suits it fine, “Max” swerves its story in the worst possible direction.

Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) are the emotions driving the mind of a young girl named Riley in "Inside Out," a 2015 Pixar film.

Inside Out

Pixar has got its mojo back with this fun, colorful movie that offers a little into how each of us might tick.

REEL BOB: ‘San Andreas’

“San Andreas” can be enjoyed for what it is; a big-budget popcorn movie meant solely to offer a summer thrill ride.

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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.
Ben Stiller and Robin Williams star in "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" (2014).

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.

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Earth to Echo

Cursory storytelling and glitzy special effects make "Earth to Echo" a hollow reflection of the films to which it attempts to pay homage.
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You Will Be My Son

"You WIll Be My Son" is a slow-burn French thriller with a dark side — a Hitchcockian family affair with thrills aplenty.