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  • The Best Man Holiday (R)

    Even though they made good money and filled a crucial niche, the 1990s' and early 2000s' romantic entertainments targeted to -- though not made exclusively for -- black audiences disappeared almost as mysteriously as they arrived. more...
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  • Birdman (R)

    In Birdman, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Keaton pours all of Batman's simmering disquietude into a different form: that of Riggan Thomson, a has-been actor who hopes to reclaim his reputation by staging an ambitious Broadway show, an adaptation -- one he's written himself -- of Raymond Carver's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love." more...
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  • The Book of Life (NR)

    Encouraging a sensitive boy to win over an ostensibly independent girl by, in her words, "always [following his] heart," Mexican animated fable The Book of Life's hackneyed stock plot preaches tolerance while lamely reinforcing the status quo. more...
  • Frankenweenie (NR)

    Ever since Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton has mostly been in the adaptation business, rendering dark and becurlicued Sleepy Hollows and the like. more...
  • Frankenweenie (PG)

    Ever since Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton has mostly been in the adaptation business, rendering dark and becurlicued Sleepy Hollows and the like. more...
  • Free Birds (PG)

    Free Birds, an animated wingding from director Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), offers a vision of a kinder, gentler Thanksgiving. more...
  • Get Hard (R)

    Get Hard, Etan Cohen's comedy about a white stockbroker who hires a black man to prepare him for a ten-year stretch in San Quentin, is like a spoon that's almost-but-not-yet sharpened into a shiv. more...
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  • Grown Ups 2 (PG-13)

    Adam Sandler pats his own back for being loyal in Grown Ups 2, an excuse for the star to hang out with his friends while he plays a Hollywood bigwig who's celebrated for moving back home so he can hang out with his friends. more...
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  • The Heat (R)

    If you've never seen Sandra Bullock blow a peanut shell out of her nose, and you'd like to, The Heat is your movie. more...
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  • Here Comes the Boom (PG)

    Here Comes the Boom confronts the crisis in our nation's public schools, and multiplexes, for even an affable, saccharine, rudimentary comedy that looks like top of the class today. more...

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