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Hollywood Round-Up

Three literary adaptations hit our multiplexes for prestige season.
Kristian Lin
Oscar season has started to get into swing with the release this week of three big Hollywood movies based on real-life stories or well-known literary properties. By far the best one to see is Queen of Katwe, which tells the sto...

Mark Wahlberg tries to make it out of Afghanistan in Lone Survivor.

SEALs on the Ground

Lone Survivor shows Peter Berg in need of a new act.
I’m trying to figure out whether Peter Berg is a formerly promising filmmaker who has turned into a hack, or if that early promise was all in my head. I dismissed his critical and commercial flop from last year, Battleship, a...

Mark Wahlberg covets a rich man's possessions in "Pain & Gain."

Pain & Gain: Muscle Bay

What’s this? Michael Bay goes small-scale, and it’s not too bad.
Wonders never cease. Here’s Michael Bay, director of the Transformers movies and various other crimes against cinema, taking time out to helm a caper flick that has an actual story and characters and all that stuff. At $25 mi...