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Posted Jun 26, 2015 at 1:01 AM

You can almost hear Seth MacFarlane trying to grow as a filmmaker during “Ted 2” — and not just because of the almost uncomfortable periods of audience silence that greeted sections of the sequel.

Posted Jun 26, 2015 at 1:01 AM

It’s been almost a year since “Big Game” made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, yet it’s only been a few months since it opened in its native Finland. Only now does it finally get a U.S. release. Part of the problem is that...

Posted Jun 26, 2015 at 1:01 AM

There’s a promising premise taking shape at the beginning of “Max,” one that gives us a “war is hell” setup involving a Marine who comes home from combat duty in Afghanistan, suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, and tries, with help, to...

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 9:07 AM

Channing Tatum had those dance moves down a long time ago, well before he took on the title role of the male stripper Mike Lane in the hit 2012 film “Magic Mike.” During interviews for that film, he candidly told stories about his pre-acting days,...

Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 3:17 PM

The list of names former pro wrestler Kevin Nash has worked under almost matches the number of championship belts he’s won. But during the two-and-a-half decades that Nash (aka Master Blaster Steel, Oz, Vinnie Vegas and Diesel) wrestled and held,...

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Not everyone could dream up a pink elephant with a cat’s tail and some dolphin parts who’s mostly made of cotton candy and whose tears take the form of sugary treats.

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

And the Oscar for Best Animated Feature goes to ...

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

It’s so much easier to know what a movie’s about when the title says it all. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a kid of post-coming-of-age story, as the characters that make up the trio of the title are high school seniors. They’re already “of...

Updated Jun 12, 2015 at 10:08 AM

In the costume drama “Madame Bovary,” Mia Wasikowska is the frustrated title character from Gustave Flaubert’s masterpiece who turns to tawdry trysts to escape her humdrum existence. She’d make a great 19th-century Bravo series “The Real Housewives...

Updated Jun 12, 2015 at 9:37 AM

It’s a bit horse and buggy for a movie about horse, but “The Connection” delivers a mild buzz for folks nostalgic for crime classics like “The Godfather” and it’s gritty cousin, “The French Connection.”

Updated Jun 12, 2015 at 8:46 AM

The druggy drama “Heaven Knows What” says everything and nothing about the addiction epidemic.

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