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Will a child enjoy this movie? Of course. It’s colorful, sweet and has plenty of moment’s that a child’s sense of humor will enjoy. The parents, on the other hand, may think to themselves they could’ve spent their time better.

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] At the midway point of Unfinished Business, I had realized where I had seen this movie before. A business owner and his team travel the country, to make sure a deal gets done. Along the way, there’s another company trying to sabotage their deal. Other hijinx ensue, including an accident with [...]

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Mr. Turner covers 25 years of the contradictory painter’s life, and it often feels like it, moving at a languorous pace over its two-and-a-half hours. Like it’s subject, however, the film has an irascible charm.

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Traveling 10 years in the future, Lou, Nick and Jacob set out to investigate who tried to kill Lou.

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As a film, Sam Taylor-Johnson‘s version of Fifty Shades of Grey is a not good, not terrible adaptation of E.L. James‘ wretched book. As a cultural event, Fifty Shades is a tragic missed opportunity.

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Moore is the reason it works. She’s so natural and free of vanity. She doesn’t telegraph the tragedy of her situation like so many made-for-TV movies do. It’s a quiet performance and the uncertainty of how present Alice is undercuts everything, even the joyful moments.

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Matthew Vaughn adapts another Mark Millar story with mixed results.

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Jupiter Ascending may be an unfocused mess, but as far as big-budget sci-fi fantasies go, it’s one of the most entertaining messes ever.

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J.C. Chandor’s latest feature film, A Most Violent Year, is being hailed by some as The Godfather for our time. This comparison may ring true, but A Most Violent Year lacks the emotional impact of Coppola’s masterpiece.

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American Sniper is a tense, heart-wrenching, vivid account of war and the stranglehold it places upon the human mind. However, it was cautiously made, presumably not to upset the surviving family and friends.

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Wow. What happened to Michael Mann?

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This electrifying film puts the tension, the fear, the courage, and the tragedy in perspective, and dramatizes it through the struggles of people, not rhetoric.

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Larry “Doc” Sportello is surprised when his former girlfriend shows up on his doorstep and explains and a plot involving her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. The plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon.

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The movie wants to be about courage and resilience, but it’s painted in so many broad strokes and tired clichés that it doesn’t quite register on that level.

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The Imitation Game is an enjoyable and well-done biopic that lacks a certain intangible hook which holds it back in my mind from a Best Picture nomination, despite some of the nods it has already gotten.

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