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  • 'Terminator Genisys' review: Rooting for the apocalypse

    'Terminator Genisys' review: Rooting for the apocalypse

    Humanity gets a do-over in "Terminator Genisys," the fifth in the franchise begun in 1984 with "The Terminator." But this screwy revision of the previous "Terminator" movies is so muddled and yakky, you may find yourself rooting for the apocalypse. At one point Arnold Schwarzenegger is thrown through...

  • 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.

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