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First Reviews of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 22, 2014 12:23 PM
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  • 7 Comments
The Transformers franchise quasi-reboot is big and loud and gets the job done.

Reviews for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 3D 'T.S. Spivet' Go In Two Very Different Directions

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 13, 2014 2:20 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The director of "Amelie" does wondrous things with 3D. But his new movie doesn't round out its characters.

The Meta-Homophobia of '22 Jump Street'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 11, 2014 3:41 PM
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  • 9 Comments
"22 Jump Street" is full of jokes about buddy comedies' reliance on gay-panic jokes. Maybe it should just drop the whole thing.

'Edge of Tomorrow' Is the Movie as Video Game, and For Once, That's a Compliment

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 6, 2014 2:17 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The Tom Cruise time-travel vehicle takes its cues not from the chaos of first-person shooters, but the microadjustments of stealth and adventure games.

'The Fault in Our Stars' Reviews: All the Feels, and a Few Flaws

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 4, 2014 2:36 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Shailene Woodley and Nat Wolff in "The Fault in Our Stars"
First reviews of Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the adaptation of John Green's novel.

"22 Jump Street" Is a Great Sequel About Lousy Sequels

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 3, 2014 10:03 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Did we need a sequel to "21 Jump Street"? Not really. But the first critics to see it are happy to have it anyway.

Lukas Moodysson's "We Are the Best!": "If You Don't Like It, Then F*ck Off"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 30, 2014 10:33 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Reviewing Lukas Moodysson's punk-rock movie with a punk-rock attitude.

Seth MacFarlane Beats Critics to the Punch With Bad Reviews of "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 28, 2014 11:16 AM
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  • 2 Comments
But not even MacFarlane's fake headlines can capture reviewers' apathetic response to his dull Western comedy.

Critics Go Crazy for Xavier Dolan's "Mommy," Unless It Drives Them Nuts

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 24, 2014 12:57 PM
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  • 3 Comments
The 25-year-old director, already a Cannes veteran, has drawn ecstatic reviews for his fifth movie, and some pointedly skeptical ones.

"X-Men" Can Wait: See "The Immigrant" First

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 23, 2014 3:56 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"The Immigrant," with Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard, has drawn some of the most impassioned reviews of the year, but you won't have long to see it.