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Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 10:09 AM

When British filmmaker Asif Kapadia set out to make “Amy,” a documentary about British jazz-pop singer Amy Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27, he didn’t know much about her. He was a fan of her two albums “Frank” and “Back to Black,” but he’d neither met her nor seen her perform. Kapadia’s background is in short fiction and documentary films, but he made an international splash in 2010 with “Senna,” a feature documentary about Brazilian race car driver Ayrton...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 8:07 AM

It’s not a remake or a sequel or a prequel to the “Terminator” films that have come before it. Rather, it’s kind of a reinvention of the first two movies, but with all sorts of new futures and pasts. There will no doubt be “Terminator” purists who...

Updated Jul 1, 2015 at 11:38 AM

As a movie, the nearly two hours of gyrating man candy known as “Magic Mike XXL” is awful. Atrocious even.

Posted Jun 26, 2015 at 1:01 AM

It’s been almost a year since “Big Game” made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, yet it’s only been a few months since it opened in its native Finland. Only now does it finally get a U.S. release. Part of the problem is that...

Posted Jun 26, 2015 at 1:01 AM

There’s a promising premise taking shape at the beginning of “Max,” one that gives us a “war is hell” setup involving a Marine who comes home from combat duty in Afghanistan, suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, and tries, with help, to...

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 11:42 AM

Five movies is a remarkable run for any franchise.Especially one with a central premise — futuristic warrior sends a trusted ally back in time to protect and impregnate said warrior’s mother so he can be born — that makes zero sense.

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Channing Tatum had those dance moves down a long time ago, well before he took on the title role of the male stripper Mike Lane in the hit 2012 film “Magic Mike.” During interviews for that film, he candidly told stories about his pre-acting days,...

Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 3:25 PM

The list of names former pro wrestler Kevin Nash has worked under almost matches the number of championship belts he’s won. But during the two-and-a-half decades that Nash (aka Master Blaster Steel, Oz, Vinnie Vegas and Diesel) wrestled and held,...

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Not everyone could dream up a pink elephant with a cat’s tail and some dolphin parts who’s mostly made of cotton candy and whose tears take the form of sugary treats.

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

And the Oscar for Best Animated Feature goes to ...

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

It’s so much easier to know what a movie’s about when the title says it all. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a kid of post-coming-of-age story, as the characters that make up the trio of the title are high school seniors. They’re already “of...

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