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‘The Upside’: A feel-good tale of a billionaire and his buddy

2.5 out of 4 stars It really doesn’t matter that “The Upside” is based on a true story or is a remake of the 2012 French film “The Intouchables.” What does matter is what “The Upside,” a half-drama, half comedy […]

‘The Upside’: A feel-good tale of a billionaire and his buddy

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2.5 out of 4 stars It really doesn’t matter that “The Upside” is based on a true story or is a remake of the 2012 French film “The Intouchables.” What does matter is what “The Upside,” a half-drama, half comedy […]

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‘Bumblebee’: A Transformers film in which more than meets the eye

3 out of 4 stars Leave it to a Volkswagen Beetle to return the power to a Transformers story that had gotten worse with every chapter after an explosive start

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’: A sequel worth seeing  

3 out of 4 stars It’s official: Ralph has become too big for his 8-bit or 16-bit arcade world. Ralph, the hulking, big-fisted villain from the 1980s video game who rose

‘The Grinch’: An early Christmas gift worth taking

3 out of 4 stars You’re a good one, Mr. Grinch! The holiday season’s favorite green creature is back, and while he may not be better than ever, he’s still pretty

‘Halloween’: More treat than trick

2.5 out of 4 stars Movie serial killers never truly die – they just find ways to keep coming back, year after year, decade after decade, remake after remake and

‘Peppermint’ leaves sour taste

2 out of 4 stars Jennifer Garner will never, ever be confused with Liam Neeson, no matter how many bad guys she kills, but that doesn’t matter she can’t try. In

‘Operation Finale’: Ben Kingsley, Oscar Isaac shine in manhunt thriller

3.5 out of 4 stars Oscar Isaac has gone from killing Stormtroopers to taking down a more sinister foe: Adolf Eichmann, the mastermind behind the extermination of 10 million people,

‘The Happytime Murders’: Puppets, Porn, Profanity

2 out of 4 stars If the late, great Jim Henson were alive, he’d be fuming at what his son, Brian, has done to his beloved Muppets. Henson, who dedicated his

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’: A mission you’ll never want to see end

3 out of 4 stars “Mission Impossible – Fallout” has indeed done the impossible: it proves a franchise can get better over time, with each film better than the preceding

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: A monstrous mess

1 1/2 out of 4 stars Somewhere, Blue the velociraptor is smiling, ready to turn the next person she sees into her next meal before chowing down on another unsuspecting

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