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Owen Wilson Plays the Hapless American in ‘No Escape’

Again and again, No Escape shows that this is not how the clueless American planned for things to "work out", that he's a victim.

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How Might ‘Meru’ Be Measured?

Climbing Meru might be represented in a film, but even as it's shared here among the three climbers, each has his own version of what happened.

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Someone Sprayed Paraquat on ‘American Ultra’

This movie will harsh your buzz, man.

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‘Person of Interest - Season 4’ Continues to Offer Smart, Binge-worthy TV

This show's war of heroes, villains, and recurring characters of unknown loyalty interact and battle against each other in a way that demands the viewer's complete attention.

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Tarzan Meets Jane in the Urban Concrete Jungle of ‘Wild Thing’

From the wide range of ‘80s cheese to choose from, Wild Thing offers very little of the tang that makes the slightly better ‘80s schlock a little more fun to watch.

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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ = CIA + KGB + Girl

For all its archness and cleverness, for all its showy self-awareness, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. can't come up with a new idea.

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13 Aug 2015 // 8:30 AM

‘Orphan Black’ Is Truly a Family Affair

By widening its focus, season three explores the intertwined joy and heartbreak of family.

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11 Aug 2015 // 8:38 AM

Top 5 Left-Wing Action Films

Which are the best heart-pounding action films that lean towards the left of our political spectrum?

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Missed Opportunities in ‘Fantastic Four’

Angry teenagers in the midst of superheros' origin stories.

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Rock’s Bad Boy Mick Jagger Is Not Bad Enough for ‘Ned Kelly’

Tony Richardson’s 1970 Down Under biopic Ned Kelly provides lovingly filmed scenery--including the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger--but, in this version of the folk legend, bad boy Ned seldom seems to be the “wild colonial boy”.

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Tom Cruise Teaches the Genre What Action Is All About With ‘Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation’

This is the best thriller of the year not named Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Lovecraft Was Wrong: Knowledge Is Power in ‘Bloodborne’

Bloodborne is not about the horror of knowledge, but the horror of unfettered knowledge.

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The Fight Scenes in ‘Southpaw’ Are Brutal and Beautiful

The fight scenes comprise a slamming mix of point of view shots, ringside images, and dazzling choreography showcases, as well as generally corny reaction shots.

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‘Pixels’ Can’t Survive It’s Hackneyed Script

Other elements of the movie almost work. The screenplay definitely doesn't.

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Soldiers vs. Werewolves in the Scottish Highlands

Through their relentless bloodlust and willingness to organize and plot with their own kind, these werewolves are, in many ways, like us.

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‘Ant-Man’ Wants to Be So Much Bigger

Having given up on making stand-alones, Marvel's desire to tie everything into its "universe" hinders this movie's inherent joy.

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See Ya Later, Terminator: How ‘Genisys’ Destroyed More Than the Future

From the casting to the concept, this latest attempt to revive the struggling film series is nothing but a CG stunt, a gimmick that gets old quickly.

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‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ Offers Meaningful Teen Bonding

Joss Whedon once claimed that he and his friends loved shows like Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five but that they really didn’t

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The A-Team: Flying Tanks and Jolly Rangers

When the A-Team find themselves plummeting to earth in an M-1 tank, using the cannon to slow their descent, it would take a heart of stone not to find some spark of giggly enjoyment.

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In ‘From Paris with Love’ Dir. Morel’s Action Scenes and ‘90s References are Far From Subtle

Come back to us, Jerry Bruckheimer! From Paris with Love is so fun-minded that it lacks any tension, even in its serious bits.

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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