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Posted Aug 5, 2016 at 1:01 AM

It must have been quite a challenge to pull this one off, and do it so well. Comedian-actor-writer director Mike Birbiglia has managed to make a movie that has a serious story at its center, but is funny throughout, and maintains a focus on the group of improvisational performers who are constantly seen practicing that freewheeling art form — in front of audiences — even though they’re working from a tightly written script.

Posted Aug 2, 2016 at 1:01 AM

There’s no way of avoiding comparisons between the newest Zack Snyder-produced superhero extravaganza “Suicide Squad” and the 1965 E.M. Nathanson WWII novel, and Robert Aldrich’s 1967 film adaptation “The Dirty Dozen.”

Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 12:25 PM

When Australian actor Jai Courtney (the first name rhymes with “guy”) realized he was catching on — meaning, getting recognized in public — with TV viewers for his role as Varro in the TV series “Spartacus,” he knew it was time to relocate from...

Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Standup comic-improv-artist-actor-writer Mike Birbiglia’s most recent appearances on the big screen were small parts in the comedies “Trainwreck” and “Hot Pursuit.” But Birbiglia’s staunchest fans know him for his standup and improv days, and for...

Posted Jul 29, 2016 at 1:01 AM

One of the more common complaints you hear from adult moviegoers is that very few films are geared for them. Any trip to the local multiplex will prove their point. It’s no mystery that most mainstream movies are aimed at teens as they constitute...

Posted Jul 29, 2016 at 1:01 AM

We’ve had “The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Bourne Legacy” and now “The Bourne Paycheck.” It’s actually called “Jason Bourne,” but make no mistake, this wholly unnecessary reunion between star Matt Damon and...

Posted Jul 29, 2016 at 1:01 AM

It’s been almost a decade since Matt Damon last starred as ex-CIA agent (and secret special weapon) Jason Bourne in “The Bourne Ultimatum.” That was the excellent third entry in the terrific series of films loosely based on Robert Ludlum’s novels...

Posted Jul 28, 2016 at 1:01 AM

The titular smartphone game at the heart of the cyber-thriller “Nerve” makes Pokemon Go look like amateur hour.

Posted Jul 27, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Despite the fact that it fizzles out at the end when it should have exploded, despite the multitude of story threads that hint at something deeper but go nowhere, “Nerve” pulls a lot of right strings and pushes a lot of right buttons. It’s a taut...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 9:38 AM

In “Ice Age: Collision Course,” an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to destroy its inhabitants. After 15 minutes of watching this moribund, unimaginative sequel, I was rooting for the asteroid.

Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 1:01 AM

It’s what “Ab Fab” fans have been waiting for: The big-screen debut of Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley) — the high-living, champagne-swilling best friends of the popular British TV show. The rest of us who do not know...

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