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Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 1:01 AM

“Zoolander No. 2” is a big, dumb, silly, ridiculous movie that seems to have been made for people with the intelligence level of Derek Zoolander, who is an imbecile. And it’s funny, often very funny. Even when the verbal and sight gags come so fast that more than half of them fall flat, it’s funny.

Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 1:01 AM

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Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM

The first stage experience British actor Joseph Fiennes can recall is when, at 7 years old, he was chosen to play Joseph in a school production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 8:56 AM

When Seth Grahame-Smith came up with the idea for a mash-up of Jane Austen’s most popular book and a tale of today’s probably equally popular armies of the undead – resulting in the 2009 novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” – he had no idea that...

Posted Feb 5, 2016 at 1:01 AM

In the two centuries since Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” was first published, it has made its way onto most Top 100 lists of must-read books, and has become part of the curriculum in high schools around the world. Most teens who are forced to...

Posted Feb 5, 2016 at 1:01 AM

For the 11th book (10 novels and one novella) by prolific and insanely successful author Nicholas Sparks to be turned into a feature film, Hollywood dug deep into the well, and chose “The Choice,” which was originally published in 2007. For all of...

Posted Jan 29, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Back in 2008, DreamWorks Animation scored big with “Kung Fu Panda,” a sharp-looking, action-packed, lovable little movie about believing in yourself, father-son relationships, master-student relationships and the funny side of overeating. It pulled...

Updated Jan 27, 2016 at 9:42 AM

*EMBARGOED FOR FRIDAY RELEASE* Back in 2008, DreamWorks Animation scored big with “Kung Fu Panda,” a sharp-looking, action-packed, lovable little movie about believing in yourself, father-son relationships, master-student relationships and the funny...

Posted Jan 23, 2016 at 1:01 AM

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I laughed more than I thought I would at the crass comedy “Dirty Grandpa.” But the fun ended 15 minutes in, because the same gags began to recycle throughout the movie.  You can only take so much of a randy Robert De...

Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Do you hunger for another movie about a teenage girl battling baddies in a post-apocalyptic war? Are you game for another movie where two boys vie for her affections? Will your friends label you an insurgent if you don’t want to see a movie that...

Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Here’s another strong entry to add to the small but steady pile of films made for and about adults and adult situations. “45 Years” succeeds at telling a subtle, understated story while getting at the emotional core of its characters.

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