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Girl in Progress: All About My Mother

And still no one has discovered a reliable way to draw Latino audiences to movie theaters the way Tyler Perry has been able to...

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OPENING: Bernie (PG-13) Based on a real-life murder case, Richard Linklater’s film stars Jack Black as a small-town Texas mortician who kills a wealthy widow...

Avengers: Hammer and SHIELD

Joss Whedon looks poised to become the king of American pop culture, and I don’t mind it one bit. Having already established himself as...

Five Years Too Long?

A few years ago, the films associated with Judd Apatow –– a handful he wrote and directed himself and several others he produced ––...

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OPENING: The Raven (R) John Cusack stars in this thriller as Edgar Allan Poe, who’s called on to help solve a string of murders in...

Sea The Pirates!

Like Disney-Pixar, the folks at Aardman know family-friendly comedy. The British stop-action animation company won an Oscar in 2005 for Wallace & Gromit: The...

Oscar Worthy?

When two British vets of nature documentaries, one of whom was the executive producer on the landmark films The Blue Planet and Planet Earth,...

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OPENING: Marley (PG-13) Not a sequel to Marley & Me, this documentary by Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void) profiles the life and music of Bob...

Bully for You

This review is dedicated to my seventh-grade English teacher, who told her class one day that bullied students deserved no pity because they were...

Think Like a Man: Harvey’s Rules

Where are the good movies about African-Americans? The answer is far longer than this space will allow for, but one major reason is that...