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Emily Blunt trains for battle in Edge of Tomorrow.

Groundhog Death

Not-So-Young Guns

Summer Games

Win Win Loses Half the Battle

Yep, that’s Tyrese Gibson leaping onto a speeding car to avoid being crushed by a tank in Fast & Furious 6.

The Crash U.K.

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Downtime

Here’s the problem: Warner Bros. is now trying to make Judd Apatow comedies. That’s certainly not a bad idea, given how much money and...

Film Shorts

Opening Backtrack (R) Adrien Brody stars in this supernatural thriller as a psychiatrist who discovers that all the patients he’s been seeing are ghosts. Also...

Black Swan: Danse Macabre

Black Swan closely observes the world of high culture, and yet its thrills are distinctly, trashily lowbrow. That’s a difficult balancing act to pull...

Pooh Lightness

Well, here’s an unfortunate case of hitting the marketplace at the wrong time. No doubt the folks at Disney thought they’d counter-program by putting...

Training Day

Every big-budget action thriller needs a villain who artfully represents the audience's fear du jour. As Ryder, the subway-hijacking financial terrorist of Tony Scott's...
Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon play a very reckless car game in Tammy.

What Makes Tammy Run?

I’m starting to worry about Melissa McCarthy. Her uproarious performance in Bridesmaids won her an Oscar nomination and vaulted her onto the A-list, but...

Odds and Ends

I watched even more movies this year (more than 300!) than usual, which afforded me more opportunities to see weird and wacky smaller films....

Descendants: Mahalo to All That

When Alexander Payne made Sideways seven years ago, George Clooney lobbied hard for the role that was eventually played by Thomas Haden Church. Payne...
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Film Shorts

OPENING:  National Gallery (NR) Frederick Wiseman (High School) directs this documentary about the inner workings of one of London’s great art museums. (Opens Friday...

No Hangover Cure

Have you ever woken up with a hangover so monumental you swore never to drink again? I’m talking 80-proof sweats, a skull full of...