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‘Looking Glass’ doesn’t reflect Carroll’s clever writing

‘Looking Glass’ doesn’t reflect Carroll’s clever writing

“Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the sequel to the 2010 release “Alice in Wonderland,” should have been called “Alice in Blunder Land.”

Beckinsale, Sevigny shine in laugh-out-loud film

Beckinsale, Sevigny shine in laugh-out-loud film

Since 1990, auteur Whit Stillman has made five movies that are perfectly rendered unto the worlds that he creates on screen.

McAvoy, Fassbender and Lawrence are just X-meh

The stakes in the boringly apocalyptic “X-Men: Apocalypse” couldn’t be higher.

'Angry Birds' unseats 'Captain America' at top of box office

'Angry Birds' unseats 'Captain America' at top of box office

A flock of "Angry Birds" edged out superheroes in "Captain America: Civil War" to take the top slot in domestic theaters.

Summer of the sequel at movie theaters

The summer of 2016 looks a whole lot like the summer of 2015, or 2014, or any other summer at the multiplexes where franchises and sequels, comic-book superheroes, stupid-with-a-capital-S comedies, and at least two movies with Kevin Hart in the cast dominate.

‘Neighbors 2’ flips script to great success

‘Neighbors 2’ flips script to great success

They've created a feminist party classic that’s completely current and doesn’t skimp on any of the wild humor.

Sarandon sparkles in ‘Meddler,’ a valentine to mothers

Sarandon sparkles in ‘Meddler,’ a valentine to mothers

The smooth, cozy charm of writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s “The Meddler” offers considerable seriocomic satisfaction in its story of a mother and a daughter, the meddler and the meddled with, respectively.

These guys aren’t nice enough to make buddy movie work

These guys aren’t nice enough to make buddy movie work

The concept is solid and Shane Black’s formula for this kind of film has worked before. Where “The Good Guys” goes astray.

'Angry Birds’ movie will have you seeing Red

'Angry Birds’ movie will have you seeing Red

You’ll known why the birds are so mad after seeing “Angry Birds.” They’ve been saddled with a thin story, juvenile writing and a look that might be great for flying through the air but otherwise looks a little creepy.

'Captain America' is just one piece of Disney's plan to reinvent entertainment

'Captain America' is just one piece of Disney's plan to reinvent entertainment

Many entertainment industry observers love to focus on simple pawns, one move at a time. Disney, on the other hand, is playing multidimensional chess not only across films, but also across decades.

'Sing Street' an endearing tale of kids starting a band

'Sing Street' an endearing tale of kids starting a band

Set in 1985 Dublin, “Sing Street” is a seriously endearing picture from John Carney, the writer-director of “Once,” about which I am crazy. For his latest, I’m two-thirds crazy. That’s percentage enough

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is a dull, routine exercise

It’s pretty dull, sorry to say. Movies about math (or physics, or anything) don’t have to be, of course.

‘Money Monster’ is a great thriller

‘Money Monster’ is a great thriller

“Money Monster” is the kind of film that Hollywood pundits mourn in the era of endless superhero franchises. A juicy yet serious thriller for grown-ups — no capes, no flying guys, no merchandise tie-ins.

Are we ready for a gay Disney princess? We may be closer than you think

Are we ready for a gay Disney princess? We may be closer than you think

While gay and lesbian characters are standard players in movies and TV shows for adults, they remain a fleeting or barely acknowledged presence in children's entertainment. Last week, a campaign to change this caught fire on Twitter, under the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.

Delightful Irish documentary is wise, funny and tender

Delightful Irish documentary is wise, funny and tender

It’s often said that the Irish, blessed with the gift of gab, can be splendid raconteurs. You’ll find generous evidence to that effect here. And a bit of poetry as well.

'Captain America: Civil War' morphs into political allegory

'Captain America: Civil War' morphs into political allegory

The 13th film in the 8-year-old Disney/Marvel Cinematic Universe is straight-up entertainment and a cautionary tale.

French animated ‘April’ is visually ‘extraordinary’

With its gorgeous steampunk aesthetic and its complex, science-inspired storyline, “April and the Extraordinary World” is one French animated film that is not for kids younger than 10 or even 12.

The fourth is strong in these 'Star Wars' fans

The fourth is strong in these 'Star Wars' fans

South Jersey truck driver Michael Fright plans to celebrate by watching the first six movies, back to back to back.

Animated sci-fi film ‘Ratchet & Clank’ is lame attempt to lure kids, gamers

Based on a popular Playstation game, the sci-fi animated feature “Ratchet & Clank” seeks to capture the kid-friendly audience this weekend, as well as the gamer crowd who have a familiarity with the space-based game characters.

Documentary goes behind the scenes of the Met gala

Every year, actors, musicians and models team up with big-name designers to have some fun with fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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