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San Andreas

It may work on a smaller scale, but “San Andreas” outdoes even “2012” in terms of action-scene ridiculousness. Continue reading

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4 yaps

The Connection

A fairly gripping tale of the heroin trade featured in “The French Connection” from a perspective across the Atlantic. Continue reading

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3 yaps

Poltergeist (2015)

This rejiggering of the 1982 classic is reminiscent of “Poseidon” or 2005’s “The Amityville Horror” — a significantly shorter simulacrum that works on its own single-serving terms.
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3 yaps

Tomorrowland

A weird cotton candy concoction, “Tomorrowland” seems reluctant to reveal itself to its audience. Continue reading

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5 yaps

Mad Max: Fury Road

An instant classic and an unforgettable, habit-forming rush you’ll crave continuously to mainline the reason we go to movies in the first place. Continue reading

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4 yaps

Far from the Madding Crowd

A lush, great-looking adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel that sometimes struggles with depicting the human hearts beneath those Victorian frocks. Continue reading

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2 yaps

Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

“Kumiko the Treasure Hunter” is the sort of movie destined to be loved by critics, and not many others. Continue reading

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1.5 yaps

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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3.5 yaps

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The banter between the heroes amid their adventures is fun and everything, but this superhero sequel only feels truly great when the villain is on screen. Continue reading

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4 yaps

Little Boy

Like its protagonist, this tender little faith-based film has no friends. I guess I’ll have to do. Continue reading

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