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Men & Chicken

Danish black comedy is a nimble tone-shifter

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A refreshingly silly, unabashed mix of humor, violence, and cuteness

Mother's Day

The movie is a moneymaking contrivance, just like the holiday itself

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

A young writer travels to revolutionary Cuba in 1959 to meet his idol

Ratchet & Clank

Animated spin-off of a video game


Telugu action film

Sing Street

The director of Once and Begin Again helms another joyful music film

First-Run Movies

Barbershop: The Next Cut

Cutting hair and cutting up

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Overwrought take on DC Comics’ two most popular characters

The Boss

This Melissa McCarthy comedy is funny, but should be even funnier


Mexican action comedy


Kevin Costner is a prisoner who is implanted with a CIA op's knowledge


This sassy superhero movie is not your child’s comic-book origin tale

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

The penultimate installment in this YA series arrives with a thud

Eddie the Eagle

The inspirational story of Great Britain's Olympics underdog

Elvis & Nixon

Now we can do more than wonder about the day these two men met


Ace ensemble cast enacts the real-life story of a doomed climbing expedition

Everybody Wants Some!!

Time moves on, but Richard Linklater's characters still walk and talk

Eye in the Sky

Helen Mirren is a British colonel engaged in modern drone warfare

God's Not Dead 2

A sequel? The deity doth protest too much, methinks.

Gods of Egypt

We already have a strong contender for the worst film of 2016

Green Room

Punks and Nazi skinheads meet in this tense yet lovely kick in the teeth

Hardcore Henry

Inventive spectacle and pop-culture tease finally arrives onscreen

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Sally Field is spectacular in this gently lovesick and funny dramedy

A Hologram for the King

Tom Hanks stars in this seriocomic take on Dave Eggers’ 2012 novel

How to Be Single

This millennial romantic comedy wears that same old shaggy dress

The Huntsman: Winter's War

Modernized fairy tale is a wan follow-up

The Invitation

Girlfight director Karyn Kusama helms dinner-party thriller

The Jungle Book

"Forget about your worries and your strife …"

Kung Fu Panda 3

Now a kung-fu master, the panda is no longer a grasshopper

The Lady in the Van

Dame Maggie Smith is stunning in the role of the titular homeless lady

London Has Fallen

This jingoistic blow-’em-up takes no prisoners

Midnight Special

Is a boy with special gifts a savior or a weapon – or neither?

Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle stars in and directs this unusual Miles Davis biopic

Miracles From Heaven

This Christian-centric film wears its faith on its sleeve

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

This unasked-for sequel goes down like an overdose of baklava

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The mash-up title just about says it all

The Revenant

Iñárritu’s Western loses the forest for the trees, but oh, what trees


A Roman soldier is sent to track a rumor about the Christ's resurrection


This terrific newspaper movie gets all the elements right

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

The Force awakens, and a franchise reboots

10 Cloverfield Lane

Unrelated Cloverfield follow-up is a dandy suspenser

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey becomes a war correspondent in her new comedy

The Witch

Madness, mayhem, and witchcraft beset a family in 1630s New England


These animated Disney critters are fun, topical, and inclusive

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