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Things to do today

  • Happy birthday to Hitchcock composer Bernard Herrmann

    Bernard Herrmann, who gave "Citizen Kane" (1941) its eerie, jolly sonic admixture, "Psycho" (1960) its nervous system and "Taxi Driver" (1976) its lonely, perversely romantic noir ache, was born this day in 1911 in New York City.  There are too many selections to highlight. We’ll settle for five.

  • 'Magic Mike XXL' review: The complete package

    'Magic Mike XXL' review: The complete package

    "Magic Mike XXL" comes up a little short compared with the original, director Steven Soderbergh's blithe and bonny Channing Tatum showcase inspired by Tatum's salad days as a male stripper. This time the jokes are heavier, more on-the-nose, though a surprising percentage of them work anyway.

  • 'Ted 2' review: More of the same bawdy bear

    'Ted 2' review: More of the same bawdy bear

    "Ted 2" reunites Mark Wahlberg’s insecure wallflower character (it's called acting, folks) with the chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff and racial, sexual, scatological and '80s-reference insults voiced, with movie-saving acumen, by co-writer and director Seth MacFarlane.

  • 'The Overnight' review: Wedded bliss put to the test

    'The Overnight' review: Wedded bliss put to the test

    Alex has an inferiority complex. His appendage is on the smaller end of the spectrum, and at a key, comically awkward moment in "The Overnight," this newcomer to LA played by Adam Scott sizes up what his new friend Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) has to offer. In a couple of key, highly amusing shots...

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