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  • Harvey Lowry's Monday at 11:01 A.M. opens with a grisly murder, a sleepy town and an eerie hotel -- all of which should be enough to create a satisfying popcorn thriller. But this setup has already been mastered by Stanley Kubrick, from...

  • New thriller Misconduct is getting kicked to the curb by its distributor, which is too bad, because director Shintaro Shimosawa's debut feature boasts an elegant visual style and a mystery plot with so many absurd twists that the film...

  • You're probably right if you think you might get a couple laughs out of a movie titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. You're also right if you've guessed that this gung-ho but cruddy-looking mashup fails from A to Z: It's neither good Austen...

  • A kick for those who've distractedly thumbed through Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon, Joel and Ethan Coen's bustling comedy Hail, Caesar! looks back to the waning days of moviedom's golden age: specifically, to 1951, when big-studio fixers were...

  • In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was shot after attending a public rally. Rushed to the hospital, he died hours later. His assassin, Israeli ultranationalist Yigal Amir, is in prison for life, having achieved his goal: Without Rabin,...

  • Writer/director Cameron Labine seems to want to prove the obsolescence of the lovable slacker stereotype even as he flogs it for entertainment value. Tyler Labine's Topher is one of two major characters in the fraternal comedy Mountain...

  • There are worse ways for a television star to transition into film than a horror movie. There are also better movies to do it in than The Boy. Still, Lauren Cohan of The Walking Dead shines bright in William Brent Bell's dim genre...

  • Call it a dissenting opinion if you must, but Dirty Grandpa has sporadic moments of hilarity: the spontaneous "USA! USA!" chant that erupts after an out-of-his-mind Zac Efron announces to spring breakers that he's just unknowingly smoked...

  • There's essentially one joke in the Kung-Fu Panda movies. A ridiculous, adorable creature executes some extravagant action-flick flourish -- vaulting over roofs, dropping a bad guy, striking a poster-perfect superhero pose. Then the battle...

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