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  • Does it matter that Freddy Krueger was a pedophilic middle-school janitor who died in a blazing fire when parents sought revenge? No. David F. Sandberg's feature debut Lights Out, based on the internet sensation short film of the same...

  • To understand what Absolutely Fabulous (first a TV show and now a movie) means to Brits, you'd have to go back to the TV premiere in 1992. Margaret Thatcher had had a stranglehold on their economy. The rich had gotten richer with tax cuts...

  • Star Trek Beyond might be the Star Trekkiest film of the new, J.J. Abrams-ified Trek era. That is to say, it's the one that feels the most like a turbo-loaded episode of the original series, and has at least some of that classic...

  • Intramural baseball is given its suitably torturous due in Undrafted, which vainly tries to generate humor from a ragtag team's afternoon of throwing profane tantrums, getting into fistfights, arguing about the best Backstreet Boys member...

  • Café Society is surprisingly ambitious by the standards of late-period Woody Allen — a veritable epic taking in a broad swath of a young man's life and charting his progress from wide-eyed innocent to cold, confident operator....

  • The futuristic dystopia of the arty sci-fi romance Equals will be familiar to anyone who's seen the likes of Gattaca, The Island or THX 1138. It's a cool, rational, lifeless world, blanketed in whites and grays and blues, and...

  • The new Ghostbusters is mostly a tragic underutilizing of four of this country's funniest women — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon as the evil-ectoplasm battlers of the title, fighting to save a New...

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