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Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi

Ted 2

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The Story: The lethargic, crass, mysteriously anthropomorphic teddy bear Ted returns, this time fighting the law to be recognized as a human being. The Lowdown: Everything terrible about the original Ted —  the casual bigotry, the simple-minded pop culture references — but within the framework of an even lazier piece of filmmaking.
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Starring: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven

Entourage

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The Story: A big-time Hollywood star — with his best friends at his side — struggles to get money together to finish his unwieldy directorial debut. The Lowdown: A crass, idiotic and pointlessly uninteresting male fantasy that feels every bit like its TV origins.
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Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray

Aloha

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The Story: A military contractor returns to his old stomping ground of Hawaii to resurrect his career but becomes entangled with both an old girlfriend and a uptight Air Force pilot. The Lowdown: An incredibly uneven, often messy film with flashes of inspiration that almost make the whole thing coalesce. Almost.
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Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements

Poltergeist

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The Story: An angry spirit kidnaps a young girl after her family moves into a house built upon an old cemetery. The Lowdown: Obviously superfluous, but dull and lacking in scares on top of it all.
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Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin

Pitch Perfect 2

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The Story: After an embarrassing performance nearly dooms their a capella group, the women of the Barden Bellas try to win an international competition to restore their good name. The Lowdown: The sequel to an exhaustingly dull, overlong, predictable and generally unfunny movie somehow one-ups its predecessor in all of those categories.
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Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Matthew Del Negro, Robert Kazinsky

Hot Pursuit

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The Story: A stick-in-the-mud cop must go on the run with the loud-mouthed wife of a drug boss after their lives are threatened by a cartel leader. The Lowdown: An annoyingly screechy odd-couple road comedy that’s exhausting in its mediocrity.
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Starring: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Neal McDonough, David Henrie

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

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The Story: Mall cop Paul Blart returns, clumsily fighting crime in Las Vegas during a convention. The Lowdown: A tired and embarrassing comedy that’s based on a grotesque view of everyday people and a penchant for the cheapest of jokes.
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Starring: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee, Robert John Burke

True Story

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The Story: A disgraced journalist has the story of a lifetime fall into his lap when a fugitive accused of murdering his family turns up in Mexico pretending to be him. The Lowdown: A self-serious crime drama that’s impossible to actually take seriously, one that’s too straight-faced and thematically droll.
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Starring: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Alda, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin

The Longest Ride

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The Story: The past of an old, dying man and two young lovers intertwine as he looks back at his past love. The Lowdown: An incredibly goopy, way too long and overwhelmingly chintzy saccharine romance with dull leads and zero points of interest.
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Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell

Furious 7

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The Story: The brother of an old nemesis starts to hunt the bad boys and girls of the Fast & Furious franchise. The Lowdown: A worthy entrant into the long-running series, assuming you’re a fan, of course. Otherwise, it’s a bit too long and a bit too repetitive to work, despite flashes of top notch…
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Starring: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T. Nelson, Alison Brie, T.I.

Get Hard

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The Story: After being framed for fraud, a millionaire hires the guy who washes his car to teach him how to survive prison. The Lowdown: A puerile mix of lazy, tasteless prison rape jokes, homophobia and occasional fits of casual racism, but with the added benefit of Will Ferrell mugging.
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Starring: Viacheslav Fetisov, Anatoli Karpov, Alexei Kasatonov, Scotty Bowman

Red Army

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The Story: The story of the Soviet Union’s Red Army hockey team. The Lowdown: An occasionally interesting sports documentary that gives some insight into life inside the USSR and the idea of nationalism but adds little else.
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Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney

Insurgent

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The Story: "Divergent" Tris must stop the evil dystopian government of future Chicago and avenge the death of her family. The Lowdown: Dull, self-serious and derivative sci-fi of the teen romance variety.
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Starring: Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance

The Gunman

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The Story: A sniper, years after a life-altering job, must go on the run to save his life. The Lowdown: An occasionally interesting yet overly unimaginative action flick with a miscast lead.
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Starring: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Boyd Holbrook, Vincent D’Onofrio

Run All Night

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The Story: A father and his estranged son must outrun his lifelong friend, a gangster whose son they had a hand in killing. The Lowdown: A competent, often entertaining action flick that gets bogged down with its need for heavy plot dynamics.
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Starring: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost

Unfinished Business

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The Story: A businessman and his two inept partners travel the world trying to seal one huge deal before their company turns to ruin. The Lowdown: Incredibly maudlin, overtly unfunny R-rated comedy with an aimless, unsatisfying plot and zero likable characters.
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Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez, Gerald McRaney, Rodrigo Santoro

Focus

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The Story: A con man and his one-time protege — and romantic interest — get tangled up in a scheme. The Lowdown: A clever and honestly surprising movie that’s held back due to the weak chemistry and miscasting of its two leads.
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Starring: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

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The Lowdown: After re-jiggering the past to suit their needs with their time machine made out of a hot tub, three buddies travel into the future to stop a murder. The Story: A flaccid, unimaginative and chuckleheaded raunchy comedy whose only novelty is that it exists in the first place.
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Starring: Kevin Costner, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Maria Bello, Johnny Ortiz

McFarland, USA

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The Story: A former high school football coach on his last chance takes up a job coaching cross country in a poor, Hispanic California town. The Lowdown: A wholly perfunctory, inoffensive and vaguely watchable uplifting sports flick that’s riddled with clichés and a lack of surprises.