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‘This is the End’ is the best comedy you’ll see all summer

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's directorial debut feels like a final hurrah for comedy dream team

Following the extensive media hype surrounding “This is the End,” the film was in danger of being revealed as one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Instead, it turns out to be the most hilarious and enjoyable comedies of the summer — if not the whole year. What originally
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‘Man of Steel’ offers a deeper insight into the Superman mythology

Henry Cavill soars in latest Superman reboot, directed by Zach Snyder

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … It’s another film reboot of the classic 1930s comic book “Superman.” While Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” failed to wow audiences back in 2006, director Zach Synder’s highly anticipated “Man of Steel” lays a solid foundation for the future of the franchise. Conceived by
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Documentary ‘The Sari Soldiers’ shows conflict through the eyes of women

Director Julie Bridgham discusses the process of filming and the focus on female points of view

Julie Bridgham’s 2008 documentary, “The Sari Soldiers,” showcased at the first annual Himalayan Film Festival in May of this year, is not unrealistically hopeful — nor is it wholly disillusioned to the prospect of social change. Rather, it attempts to unpack complexities of conflict by providing a fair scope of
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Big names and bigger thrills in ‘Now You See Me’

Star cast conjures crime in compelling summer caper

Besides clowns, magicians have the misfortune of being everyone’s least favorite entertainers. They are often cheesy, tacky, deceptive and, above all else, sequined. However, with a dynamic plot as his cape and a star-studded cast as his wand, director Louis Leterrier takes this tired image and makes it disappear. “Now
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‘Violet & Daisy’ challenges hypersexualization, consumer culture

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher discusses his directorial debut

Following his 2010 Oscar win for his adaptation of “Precious” from Sapphire’s novel “Push,” Geoffrey Fletcher returns with his self-penned directorial debut, “Violet & Daisy,” which opens nationwide Friday. Discussing the difference between the experience of adapting versus working with original material, Fletcher explained, “With an adaptation, you’re creating and
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‘Before Midnight’ engages viewers with frank depiction of relationships

Director Richard Linklater leaves behind the storybook romance of his earlier films and instead offers a rich yet sad portrayal of the unorthodox partnership.

What’s so seductive about the “Before” movies, which consist of “Before Sunrise” (1995), “Before Sunset” (2004) and the upcoming “Before Midnight,” is the unique concept of following two very flawed but likable and engaging people and watching how their unorthodox relationship changes every nine years. By now, it would perhaps
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‘The Hangover III’ makes for a dumb yet satisfying summer movie

Zach Galifianakis steals the show in the predictable yet entertaining conclusion to the "Hangover" trilogy.

In a world of stupid movies, “The Hangover III” does not stand out. The Wolf Pack returns with yet another inane movie that rides on Zach Galifianakis’ strange facial expressions and obtrusive figure. However, that’s exactly what the movie is supposed to be: The audience comes in expecting nothing more
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‘Frances Ha’ charms in its unique, mature way

Two best friends sit in bed together. One gingerly asks the other to “tell the story of us.” In scenes before and after, we’ve seen them laugh, drink, cry and play-fight. They are inseparable, vibrant and dynamic. “Only the young have such moments,” wrote Joseph Conrad in his 1917 novella
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Star-crossed fandoms

‘Star Trek’ benefits from the influence of a ‘Star Wars’ fan

About halfway into the surprisingly enjoyable “Star Trek Into Darkness”, there is an engine problem aboard the Starship Enterprise. Dr. Bones (Karl Urban) tries with all his might to make Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) understand how serious it is, bombarding Kirk with metaphors that prove cringe-worthy. Yet Pine saves the
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