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Movie review: Identity Thief

Say this for “Identity Thief”: it meets expectations. In other words, it’s as bad as its trailers and February release date would suggest.

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Movie review: ‘Warm Bodies’ a unique idea spanning awesome genres

Zombie rom-com: that label alone should have film-buffs excited for the movie “Warm Bodies,” which was released Feb. 1. I mean, have you ever heard anything like it?

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Movie review: Stand Up Guys

“Stand Up Guys” is not exactly movie that the trailers make it seem. While the movie still has the basic punch lines that any run-of-the-mill action-comedy is anticipated to have, director Fisher Stevens (“Decisions”) also incorporates a surprising amount of heartfelt emotion and light drama.

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Movie review: ‘Warm Bodies’ enlivens zombie genre

Who would have thought that a zombie could be the next fictional heartthrob? In that vein, who would have thought that a zombie’s heart could even have a throb?

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Movie review: Action flick ‘Reacher’ delivers another typical Cruise performance

“Jack Reacher” might as well be called “Tom Cruise.” This is a Tom Cruise action movie, which means you already know 90 percent of what you need to know.

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Movie review: Gangster Squad

The police chief (Nick Nolte) in Gangster Squad warns Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) that there are two things a person can’t take back: “bullets outta your gun and words outta your mouth.”

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Movie review: No surprises from Apatow in predictable ‘This Is 40′

The lifespan of a cup of coffee epitomizes Judd Apatow’s “This Is 40.” First, it’s too hot: overambitious, hit-or-miss humor nested in Viagra jokes and incredible spouse dynamics.

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Movie review: Les Miserables

Les Miserables is a faithful adaptation of both Victor Hugo’s novel and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s musical, but also a film of missed opportunities.

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Movie review: ‘Django Unchained’ brings Tarantino-verse to antebellum South

Quentin Tarantino has once again crafted a revenge story with enough redeeming qualities to forgive his penchant for gratuitous violence.

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Movie review: ‘Skyfall’ sets new precedent for Bond

The hit movie “Skyfall” is as good of a spy thriller as you can make today. It is captivating in its simplicity, the characters are a blast, and the cinematography is gorgeous.

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