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OPENING: Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13) Zac Efron stars in this drama as a young man who’s paralyzed by grief after his younger brother (Charlie...

The Kids Are All Right: Laser Has Two Mommies

When I heard that Annette Bening and Julianne Moore were playing a lesbian couple in a movie, I thought, “That sounds like it’ll work.”...

Dinner for Schmucks: American Idiot

Maybe the best part of Dinner for Schmucks is the opening credit sequence. It shows the construction of an elaborate diorama, depicting a daytime...

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OPENING: South of the Border (NR) Oliver Stone’s documentary portrait of seven Latin American leaders, including Raúl Castro, Hugo Chávez, Cristina Fernández de...

Los Angeles Thames

Even over the phone, Jay Thames is a massive presence. He has a sandblaster of a voice, and his words come tumbling out with...

I Can See Cleary Now: Ramona and Beezus

The shadow of America’s recession hangs heavily over Ramona and Beezus. Wow, that’s a portentous opening sentence. It’s true, though — the very first...

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OPENING: The Killer Inside Me (R) Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of Jim Thompson’s novel stars Casey Affleck as a sheriff’s deputy who is revealed...

Inception Puts You in a Sleeper Hold

It’s often said that movies don’t obey the logic of the real world but the logic of dreams. Take Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight...

Your Mom Loves You Too Much, Cyrus

If you’ve had your fill of comedies that feature men who are unable or unwilling to grow up, you should really check out Cyrus....

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OPENING: The Girl Who Played With Fire (R) The sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo stars Michael Nyqvist as a Swedish journalist...