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Merchants Of Doubt

Although somewhat dry, “Merchants Of Doubt” maintains interest by casting a harsh light on those who would deny the effects of climate change as they once did the effect of cigarettes.
Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke star in "Boyhood."

Reel Bob: At Oscars, only certainty is uncertainty

As Bob offers his picks, he considers how sometimes the Oscars can crush certainty to create historic surprises.

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Despicable Me 2

More of the same: a light, amusing, rather unambitious but agreeable piece of entertainment for little kiddies and patient parents.
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Man of Steel

Superman may be capable of many amazing feats, but one thing he can't do is turn two films worth of material into a single good one.

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As much as “Casino Royale” felt like a game-changer six years ago, “Skyfall” moves the ball further down the field. It is both grander and grimmer.
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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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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Chris has not been a fan of the "Madagascar" series, but the third one won him over.
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"Battleship" is "Pearl Harbor" meets "Independence Day" without the sublety of Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich.