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Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Once upon a time in a land of unnecessary sequels there lived a movie that melded “Frozen,” “Game of Thrones” and a dash of “Lord of the Rings” into a beast called “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.” It is both a sequel and a prequel to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” but alas, Snow White wasn’t even invited to her own party. She’s been usurped by rival sisters, Freya (Emily Blunt)...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 1:01 AM

It’s a coming of age story that’s sweet and funny, with a sadness lingering in the background; the young actors are mostly unknowns; it’s a musical (sorta); the soundtrack features lots of ’80s pop songs (“Town...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 1:01 AM

If you have any doubt that Elvis Presley once visited the White House and wrangled an almost hour-long visit with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, go to Google, type “Elvis Nixon photo,” and the truth, in all of its...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 1:01 AM

“Green Room” is not a sequel to writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s previous film “Blue Ruin.” The former was a bloody thriller about an inept fellow’s attempt to get revenge on his parents’ killer.

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 9:55 AM

True to its title “Miles Ahead” is miles ahead of most music biopics. Like last week’s Chet Baker profile, “Born to Be Blue,” it ditches the tried-and-blah template in favor of a fudge-the-facts approach in...

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 9:36 AM

Remaking a movie as beloved as “The Jungle Book” is a risky endeavor. But Jon “Iron Man” Favreau proves emphatically there’s no bungle in his “Jungle” — just laughs, tears and overwhelming...

Posted Apr 15, 2016 at 1:01 AM

There are all sorts of casting and acting surprises in “Criminal,” a political action thriller with a science fiction edge. Let’s start with Kevin Costner, one of Hollywood’s go-to men for playing good...

Posted Apr 15, 2016 at 1:01 AM

“Barbershop: The Next Cut” — the third film in the franchise — tries a little too hard to be more than it is, and that’s OK, especially if it gets moviegoers motivated to effect change. On the surface, the film...

Posted Apr 15, 2016 at 1:01 AM

The 2002 film “Barbershop,” the first in what’s turned out to be an honest-to-goodness franchise, was a film that made me laugh, and earned a review that was of the thumbs-up variety. I didn’t see “Barbershop...

Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 11:49 AM

Very few people saw writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s first feature movie “Murder Party,” as it only played film fests, then had a limited release. But his follow-up revenge film “Blue Ruin” garnered some...

Updated Apr 11, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Candy getting stuck in a vending machine is one of those universally exasperating experiences. Emotions boil. Ditto for losing a loved one. Both of those events propel “Demolition,” a study of grief and growth that stars Jake...

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