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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

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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.
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Starring: (Voices) Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Pat Shortt, Lisa Hannigan

Song of the Sea

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The Story: Two children — sent to live with their grandmother — attempt to trek back home, only to find out the sister is entangled in a fantastical mystery. The Lowdown: A handsome looking film with a story that’s too basic to be memorable.
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Starring: (Voices) Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Mr. Lawrence, Clancy Brown

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

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The Story: After the secret recipe to the wildly popular Krabby Patties disappears, SpongeBob and his archrival Plankton must travel through space and time to recover it. The Lowdown: A likable collection of bad jokes and casual nonsense that’s simply too long and exhausting.
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Project Almanac

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The Story: Things soon get out of hand for a group of teens who build a time machine based on schematics found in a basement. The Lowdown: Nonsensical, pointless and meandering teen sci-fi junk, complete with pointless found footage conceit.
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Starring: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Mpho Koaho

Black or White

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The Story: After the death of his wife, an alcoholic widower must fight for custody of his granddaughter. The Lowdown: A well-intentioned courtroom drama that’s not as intelligent or prescient as it wants to be.
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Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Ian Nelson, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth

The Boy Next Door

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The Story: A recently separated wife and mother sleeps with her young neighbor, only to bring his violent, obsessive nature upon her family. The Lowdown: Trashy nonsense that might be fun if it weren’t so inept and laboriously dumb.
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Starring: (Voices) Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, Sam Palladio, Elijah Kelley, Meredith Anne Bull

Strange Magic

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The Story: This retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has fairies and their dark, evil counterparts duking it out, accompanied by pop songs. The Lowdown: A sanitized, airless kids movie that looks expensive but has no sense of whimsy or imagination.
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Starring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Olivia Thirlby, Jenifer Lewis

The Wedding Ringer

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The Story: A friendless groom hires a professional best man to help him with his wedding. The Lowdown: A likable Kevin Hart performance isn’t enough to prop up this tired, hokey comedy.
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Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Wei Tang, Leehom Wang, Viola Davis

Blackhat

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The Story: After a rogue hacker melts down a Chinese nuclear plant, an imprisoned hacker is set free to help track him down. The Lowdown: Occasionally far-fetched, sometimes idiotic and often run-of-the-mill action flick that tries to spruce itself up with some topicality.
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Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott

Taken 3

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The Story: After his ex-wife’s murdered and the crime is pinned on him, lumbering superspy Bryan Mills goes after the Russian mobsters responsible. The Lowdown: Dumb, pointless, noisy follow-up to the popular franchise and simply more of the same.
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Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Michael Kenneth Williams

The Gambler

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The Story: An English professor with a horrific gambling problem finds himself owing a lot of money to a lot of dangerous people. The Lowdown: While watching a man self-destruct for 100 minutes might not sound like the most fun time one could have at the movies, a smart script and game cast make it…
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Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Rami Malek

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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The Story: With the magical tablet that allows museum exhibits to come to life slowly corroding and failing, the museum night watchman who oversees it heads to London to find out the tablet's secrets. The Lowdown: More of the same from this drab little franchise, a mish-mash of generally unfunny comedy and flat adventure.