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Straight Outta Compton: A biopic filled with beats

3.5 out of 4 stars Straight Outta Compton, a biopic about iconic and controversial gangsta rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), really isn’t a movie – it’s three. The first is how the group formed in mid-1980s amid the violence of […]

Aldis Hodge, from left, Neil Brown Jr., Jason Mitchell, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Corey Hawkins portray N.W.A in the biopic Straight Outta Compton. (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures)

Straight Outta Compton: A biopic filled with beats

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3.5 out of 4 stars Straight Outta Compton, a biopic about iconic and controversial gangsta rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), really isn’t a movie – it’s three. The first is how the group formed in mid-1980s amid the violence of […]

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Shaun the Sheep: Wonderfully wordless film

3 out of 4 stars Shaun the Sheep is a dialogue-free movie, but it’s by no means a silent film. It’s as simple a picture as there has been in years.

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Southpaw: Jake Gyllenhal delivers a punch, not a KO

3 out of 4 stars Jake Gyllenhaal is a ripped, tattooed, muscle-packed boxing machine in Southpaw, yet his most powerful scenes film happen outside the ring. He’s Billy Hope, a junior

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Trainwreck: Amy Schumer, LeBron James, John Cena score in romantic comedy

3 out of 4 stars Meet Amy.  She’s attractive, loves to get hammered frequently at the bar and in bed and doesn’t mind asking her man of the night to leave

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Magic Mike XXL: Back to the grind for Channing Tatum

2.5 out of 4 stars With more six packs than a convenience store, Magic Mike XXL is the most fun you’ll have without going to a strip club — and

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum airing Anne Frank documentary.

‘Anne Frank’s Holocaust’ takes over where her diary ends

Anne Frank's world famous diary does have an ending. It’s in a moving film called Anne Frank’s Holocaust, which chronicles her concentration camp experience and will debut to the general public on

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Jurassic World: Dinosaurs roar life into franchise

3 out of 4 stars When an amusement park wants to spike attendance, a faster, more imposing roller coaster is built. When an automobile manufacturer wants to boost lagging sales, a

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Entourage: The crew’s back and as good as ever

3.5 out of 4 stars Deep down, what man wouldn’t want to be Vincent Chase? He’s handsome, a movie star and filthy rich. In guy-speak, that’s the “Holy Trinity.” For eight seasons on HBO’s

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San Andreas: Dwayne Johnson rock solid 

3.5 out of 4 stars Let’s make this clear: Dwayne Johnson, a muscle-bound freak who’s known as "The Rock" as much as his birth name, no longer needs anyone’s help

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Mad Max Fury Road: The greatest film romance in a decade

There are no declarations of love, or even declarations of fondness. There’s no sex, no smooching, and not even any flirting. They don’t have a cute first meeting, and

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