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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: Katniss’ words fall flat

2 out of 4 stars Feel free to throw a penalty flag. The Hunger Games is three books, yet Hollywood is trying to squeeze every last golden egg out of the Mockingjay by taking Suzanne Collins’ final installment in her dystopian […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: Katniss’ words fall flat

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2 out of 4 stars Feel free to throw a penalty flag. The Hunger Games is three books, yet Hollywood is trying to squeeze every last golden egg out of the Mockingjay by taking Suzanne Collins’ final installment in her dystopian […]

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Horrible Bosses 2: The gang’s back and just as funny

3 out of 4 stars The Three Vulgar-teers, better known as Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, are back – and they brought their racist epithets, sexual innuendo, and utter

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Dumb and Dumber To: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels too little, too late

2.5 out of 4 stars It's been 20 years since we caught up with Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels), who endless game of dumb-upmanship pushed vulgarity

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Open Windows: Ex-pornstar Sasha Grey, a computer and a psycho

2 ½ out of 4 stars Nick Chambers thought he was in for the time of his life. He had arrived in hotel room and was preparing to go on the

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Open Windows: Too much of a smart gimmick

1 out of 4 stars  Filmgoers rarely get a completely new and exciting way to show a story on film. So much of filmmaking and storytelling has sat squarely on

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Birdman soars in artistry and scope

4 out of 4 stars Backstage antics find difficulty translating to the screen. Playwrights and directors have it hard enough translating this topic to the stage. But for film, much

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Fury: Brad Pitt delivers World War II-sized victory

4 out of 4 stars Brad Pitt killed zombies in World War Z, Greeks in Troy, a diabolical serial murderer in Se7en and even conventional baseball wisdom in Moneyball. But in

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day: Stick to the book

2 out of 4 stars It's not easy being Alexander Cooper. He wakes up with bubble gum in his hair, gets made fun of on social media and learns the girl

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The Judge: Robert Downey Jr. delivers a favorable verdict

3 out of 4 stars One sentence — that’s all you need to know about Hank Palmer, the big city lawyer who has made millions making sure his guilty clients

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‘Gone Girl’ successfully embraces its darkly comic nature

3 ½ out of 4 stars One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, Gone Girl seemed to have a target on its back from the word “go”. 

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