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‘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.

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: Primates can’t win when hawks lurk in their ranks

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: Primates can’t win when hawks lurk in their ranks

The film’s a pleaser and works seamlessly as a prequel and sequel. Nothing to go ape about, but a good way to cool your heels in the heat.

‘Life Itself’: Roger Ebert gets his movie, and it’s a romance with film, Chaz, Siskel

‘Life Itself’: Roger Ebert gets his movie, and it’s a romance with film, Chaz, Siskel

A documentary about film critic Ebert challenges the viewer to take stock of what a life well-lived should look like and what it might be like to confront death.

‘The Rover’: Back in ‘Mad Max’ territory, Guy Pearce will kill to get his car back

‘The Rover’: Back in ‘Mad Max’ territory, Guy Pearce will kill to get his car back

The post-apocalyptic Outback here is the result of an economic meltdown 10 years down the road, and signs of moral order are just a mirage.

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