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'Dolphin Tale 2': Winter's greatest hits

09/15/2014 12:38 PM EDT
You might have thought "Dolphin Tale," the sleeper hit kids' film of a few falls back, was a complete, compact and uplifting story that didn't really need a second act. 
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'Let's Be Cops' is a mundane misdemeanor
08/18/2014 08:14 AM EDT - There are two elements in a buddy cop movie -- serious or funny -- that have to work. Full Story

'Expendables 3' loses oomph factor
08/18/2014 08:10 AM EDT - In its third incarnation, "The Expendables" has become, well, expendable. Despite some ruthless new tactics, there's no saving "The Expendables 3," the overpopulated third outing of Sylvester Stallone's all-star action ensemble. Full Story

'Boyhood': Unremarkably remarkable story
08/12/2014 09:11 AM EDT - Twelve years in the making, filming a few scenes each year to capture kids as they progress through life, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" is an amazing achievement in telling an unremarkably remarkable life story. Full Story

Weekend Box Office: ‘Guardians' has torrid opening
08/05/2014 09:47 AM EDT - LOS ANGELES -- "Guardians of the Galaxy" blasted past expectations at the weekend box office. Full Story

'Snowpiercer': Satisfying at nearly every level
07/14/2014 09:31 AM EDT - In the mood for allegory? Have a look at Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer," which proceeds from a fantastical premise rich with real-world relevance. Full Story

'Tammy': One wrong turn after another
07/09/2014 06:49 AM EDT - It's difficult to decide if the new Melissa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" is such a major disappointment because it's so poorly written and acted or because it is such a monumental waste of talent. Full Story

Mark Wahlberg Teddy bear was just a warm-up for Autobots
06/30/2014 11:08 AM EDT - LOS ANGELES -- Before Mark Wahlberg ever attempted to test his mettle vis-a-vis giant metamorphosizing robots from outer space -- before he be friended a heroic battle-bot named Optimus Prime on screen -- the actor prepared for his latest part with an unlikely foil: a talking teddy bear with an outsize taste for prostitutes and cocaine. Full Story

'Jersey Boys' No great favors for Frankie Valli
06/23/2014 12:37 PM EDT - Whatever charms turned the musical "Jersey Boys" into a Tony-winning Broadway hit are sorely missed in Clint Eastwood's tone-deaf corpse of a movie. Full Story

'Think Like a Man Too' Vegas comedy should have stayed in Vegas
06/23/2014 12:31 PM EDT - The nearly complete lack of laughs in "Think Like a Man Too" is reason enough to suggest that this production filmed in Las Vegas should have stayed in Las Vegas. Full Story

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The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Full Story
Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. Full Story