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Now You See Me

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2013 7:30 PM
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  • 9 Comments
This exhausting film harps on the magician’s ultimate trick, misdirection. That word describes the very nature of "Now You See Me," which purports to tell a clever story when all it’s doing is whirling in an endless spiral.

After Earth

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2013 12:07 AM
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  • 15 Comments
Hollywood keeps telling us that the earth is doomed in such movies as "Oblivion," "The Host" and even the upcoming comedy "This is the End." But if anyone can survive a depleted planet, you’ve got to figure it would be Will Smith—

The East

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2013 12:05 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Two years ago, Brit Marling was the talk of Sundance: a newcomer with two movies in competition which she co-wrote and costarred in.

The Kings Of Summer

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2013 12:03 AM
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  • 1 Comment
I’m always impressed when I come upon a writer or director with a unique storytelling voice. "The Kings of Summer" may not be a great movie but it’s definitely an original.

Shadow Dancer

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2013 12:01 AM
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  • 0 Comments
British actress Andrea Riseborough is coming into her own as she builds an impressive résumé—including a high-profile role as Tom Cruise’s partner in "Oblivion."

Capra-Corn in Austin, Texas

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 28, 2013 3:15 AM
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  • 3 Comments
I just returned from Austin, Texas, where I had the pleasure of presenting Frank Capra’s "Lady for a Day" (1933) to an enthusiastic audience at the historic Paramount Theatre, as part of its annual Summer Film Classics series.

The Hangover Part III

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 24, 2013 12:05 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Sequels are the curse of modern-day moviegoing. Occasionally you find a good one, but more often the second or third installment dissipates all the fun and sense of discovery that made the original a hit in the first place.

Fast & Furious 6

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 24, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Apparently I’ve been misreading the success of this series. I thought it was all about street racing, muscle cars, and eye-popping stunts. But, as I learned from the latest installment, it’s really about “family.”

Before Midnight

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 24, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments
If you’ve followed the saga of Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, from their initial flirtation in "Before Sunrise" (1995) to their Paris reunion in "Before Sunset" (2004) you’ll definitely want to see "Before Midnight."

In Search Of ‘The Searchers’

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 21, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 8 Comments
Glenn Frankel’s "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend" (Bloomsbury) has received more attention from the mainstream press than the average film book, and for good reason: it is an exceptional piece of writing and research.

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