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From left, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg star in "Now You See Me 2," a 2016 action-caper directed by Jon M. Chu and distributed by Summit Entertainment.

Now You See Me 2

By trading on its source’s tight, fun ingenuity for craven, calculated gimcrackery, “Now You See Me 2’s” only distinctive trait is making all the fun disappear.
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The Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel's latest falls into the same trap as many attempted fantasy-action franchises: too much darkness, not enough fun and not nearly enough imagination.


An ornate, bittersweet slice of life that hits a few grace notes but meanders too much to reach greatness.
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Kingsman: The Secret Service

One of the year's brashest, daffiest hits, "Kingsman" is a send-up of the spy genre that nevertheless embraces its 007 action.

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Christopher Nolan's ruminative space odyssey falls short of lofty goals, but it's still an oft-mesmerizing journey — even if you can't always hear the dialogue.
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"Interstellar" never failed to engage me, but it also never fully satisfied me, either. The film's sheer grandiosity underscores its plot shortcomings.

Richard Attenborough directing a scene from "A Bridge Too Far."

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Virtually forgotten on American shores, "A Bridge Too Far" is perhaps the last of the great World War II epics made.
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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

A preposterous movie based on an absurd premise, "The Eagle Has Landed" nonetheless boasts a fine cast and direction by John Sturges.

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Battle of Britain (1969)

A serviceable if unremarkable WWII war film, "Battle of Britain" exists mostly as a marker of great deeds rather than truly capturing them.

Now You See Me

If a trick really is something a whore does for money, "Now You See Me" is a cut-above illusion that plays fanciful, fast and loose, but more or less fair.

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The Dark Knight Rises

The final chapter of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy ends not with a bang but an allegory.
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Bob Hoskins: His Notable Roles

Saying goodbye to a brilliant British actor that brought warmth and comedy to all his roles, big and small.

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The Dark Knight Rises

The Batman saga ends not with a bang but an allegory. It's a darker, bolder superhero flick that often tries to do too much.
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At the Mountains of Movie Madness — Week Two

Things get a little awkward/steamy/awkward with a series of movies involving the invention of the strip tease, the sixth dimension and, well, pirates.