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    The Canyons movie review: VOD killed the movie star

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    This much-anticipated, ultra-low-budget erotic indie has combined several volatile forces of Hollywood, old and new. Lindsay Lohan...
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    Battle of the flicks: 2 Guns vs. The Smurfs 2

    Two proven action stars open a violent chuckler against a kids movie with little blue nymphs in 3D. Should you cross the border with...
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    2 Guns movie review: Ebony and ivory

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    This unbuddy cop movie is a fresh take on the good old shoot ‘em up. While the plot feels a bit taxing on our brain cells, Denzel...
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    The Smurfs 2 movie review: I kissed a Smurf...

    This Smurf-tastic adventure in 3D sends our favorite blue, mushroom-dwelling nymphs to Paris to rescue their beloved Smurfette,...
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    Battle of the flicks: The Wolverine vs. The To Do List

    Hugh Jackman's abs are opening against a post-feminist, coming-of-age sex comedy this weekend. One film is dark but sexy the other...
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    Wolverine movie review: Dark and damaged hero

    This action film isn’t your typical superhero flick. In fact, it delves into themes of mortality, honor and grief. Set against a...
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    Battle of the flicks: R.I.P.D. vs. The Conjuring

    This week, two paranormally active movies open against each other in a battle for human souls. One is a classic haunted house...
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    Girl Most Likely movie review: Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt

    Kristen Wiig plays an up-and-coming New York playwright who gets overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed and spirals downward until...
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    R.I.P.D. movie review: Deadoes don’t eat Tikka Masala

    This genre-busting flick combines elements of supernatural, western, action, comedy and even a little romance, making for a...
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    Red 2 movie review: Femmes fatales freak out

    The usual suspects are back, including Helen Mirren as a retired MI6 agent who’s pitted against seductress Catherine Zeta-Jones,...
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    The Conjuring movie review: Got demons?

    Menacing doll: check. Sinister antique music box: check. House built in the 1700s: check. Creepy walled off cellar: check. Five...
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    Turbo movie review: The gastropod mollusk speedway

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    Turbo, an underdog snail voiced by actor Ryan Reynolds, turns into a supercharged racing machine after a freak accident. He makes...
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    Battle of the flicks: Pacific Rim vs. Grown Ups 2

    A sci-fi action film in 3D starring Sons of Anarchy hottie Charlie Hunnam opens against a sequel to an Adam Sandler laugher. Which...
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    Grown Ups 2 movie review: Electric Boogaloo

    Adam Sandler and his man-child friends are back again — for better or worse. This time, they’re in his hometown, trying to keep up...
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    Pacific Rim movie review: Popcorn with a shot of Jaeger?

    This epic sci-fi action adventure pits two-brained human warriors inside a Transformers -style robot against giant, angry, squishy...
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    The Way, Way Back movie review: Awkward family vacay

    This charming but somewhat predictable indie film tells the coming-of-age story of 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James), as he struggles...
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    Stuck in Love movie review: The Velcro heart

    In this indie drama, Jennifer Connelly and Lily Collins play mother and daughter at odds with each other and with love in general....
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    Battle of the flicks: The Lone Ranger vs. The Way, Way Back

    On this holiday weekend, Johnny Depp wears a dead crow on his head in a summer blockbuster, while Steve Carell stars as a...
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    The Lone Ranger movie review: Hi ho spirit horse!

    This reimagining of a classic American legend comes close to wrangling the wild stallion but never fully lassos it. The...
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    Despicable Me 2 movie review: Despicable Mommy?

    Steve Carell and Kristin Wiig find love in this Minion-filled sequel that delights with zany antics and 3-D fun.