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‘Life of Crime’: Leonard’s ‘Jackie Brown’ crew back at shenanigans, for lesser haul

‘Life of Crime’: Leonard’s ‘Jackie Brown’ crew back at shenanigans, for lesser haul

“Crime” is enjoyable enough, but it’s more an appetizer than a meal that will make you wanting a second helping of “Jackie Brown” or “Out of Sight.”

‘November Man’: Plenty of plots muddle, but post-007 Brosnan still the master spy

‘November Man’: Plenty of plots muddle, but post-007 Brosnan still the master spy

Brosnan carries this film gallantly with just the right amount of bravado and disdain, and his time as Bond and Thomas Crown goes a long way to help sell it.

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’: All the red in green-screen noir epic comes out white

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’: All the red in green-screen noir epic comes out white

If “Dame” wasn’t a sequel treading on the tail of “Sin City,” it might be the real deal. As is, it’s borrowing, embracing, but not necessarily furthering.

‘Expendables 3′: Bloated sequel shows they don’t make ‘em like they used to

‘Expendables 3′: Bloated sequel shows they don’t make ‘em like they used to

This film is overlong, with a script of macho twaddle, but little of that matters when the explosions take center stage and guns blaze, and some of the casting retains its charm.

Free ‘Raiders of Lost Ark’ is Wednesday, but rain might soak NorthPoint, cancel it

Free ‘Raiders of Lost Ark’ is Wednesday, but rain might soak NorthPoint, cancel it

The forecast Wednesday is for rain – but would a little rain put off Indiana Jones?

‘Into the Storm’: Mix ‘Sharknado’ budget with the big-screen aspirations of ‘Twister’

‘Into the Storm’: Mix ‘Sharknado’ budget with the big-screen aspirations of ‘Twister’

“Into the Storm” is no “Twister,” not even a “Sharknado.” It’s not bad, mind you, but it’s not good, either.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Marvel’s best flick yet puts ’70s fun back in space opera

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Marvel’s best flick yet puts ’70s fun back in space opera

What makes “Guardians” such a grand summertime treat is a script loyal to comic book parameters, but played loose, with pop and sass — and key ’70s songs.

‘Magic in the Moonlight’: Promised twists and turns are illusion, leaving a love story

‘Magic in the Moonlight’: Promised twists and turns are illusion, leaving a love story

This slight romance is lacking in Woody Allen’s usual zing – and Colin Firth and great cinematography can’t fix that.

‘And So It Goes’: Embittered widower discovers granddaughter, Keaton, love

‘And So It Goes’: Embittered widower discovers granddaughter, Keaton, love

It’s a clichéd premise, but director Rob Reiner and his cast play up the comedy on what could have been a flat, Lifetime weepy, making it an intermittent joy.

‘Most Wanted Man’: Hoffman’s goodbye comes in German accent, le Carré’s words

‘Most Wanted Man’: Hoffman’s goodbye comes in German accent, le Carré’s words

Phillip Seymour Hoffman left us far too early, but “A Most Wanted Man” is a fitting farewell – maybe not top-shelf John le Carré, but Hoffman at his finest.

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