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    '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. 
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    '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

    '22 Jump Street' Biggest, loudest laughs of the summer
    06/16/2014 09:21 AM EDT - You're pretty much going to have to see "22 Jump Street" twice -- just to catch all the jokes the roars of laughter make you miss. Full Story

    'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Airborne franchise a bit winded
    06/16/2014 09:17 AM EDT - The charms of "How to Train Your Dragon" are thinned a bit for its sequel, a cartoon with better animation and livelier action, if fewer jokes. Full Story

    'Belle': Pride, prejudice in Austen era
    06/11/2014 07:18 AM EDT - In last year's biographical "12 Years a Slave," race trumped class as Solomon Northup -- a free, educated, middle-class black man living in 19th century New York -- found himself dragged into Southern bondage, his status unable to protect him. Full Story

    'The Double': Talent makes it all worthwhile
    06/06/2014 08:44 AM EDT - Identity and our ability to control our own is very much in the zeitgeist, which goes a long way in explaining why there are two current films built around the confused search for identity, both adaptations of novels titled "The Double. Full Story

    'A Million Ways to Die in the West': New kid in town misfires
    06/02/2014 10:58 AM EDT - If there were a high-noon shootout in the Hollywood comedic corral between Mel Brooks' 40-year-old Western spoof, "Blazing Saddles," and the new kid in town, Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West," it's not even a contest. Full Story

    Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    SEATTLE (AP) — State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Full Story
    Correction: Obit-James Garner story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 20 about the death of TV legend James Garner, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the actor was "found dead. Full Story