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Jurassic Park 3D review
Universal Pictures
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‘Jurassic Park 3D’ Review

You can buy replicas of Richard Attenborough's amber-tipped cane or you can listen to ten minute loops of Jeff Goldblum's oddball laugh but there's something you haven't been able to do in twenty years: hear the roar of a T. rex fighting two Velociraptors from thunderous, surround sound of big cinema speakers. Something you've never been able to do is see it in 3D or in IMAX. Until now. And you don't want to miss it.

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The Company You Keep Review
Sony Pictures Classics
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‘The Company You Keep’ Review

There are probably more works of fiction about the Weather Underground than there were ever members.

Okay, that's a hyperbolic statement, but when you get in the mindset of the radical left of the 1960s and 1970s you tend to get a little grand in your rhetoric. The Weather Underground, if you don't know, was the anti-Vietnam youth movement so sickened by the US's foreign policy that they felt they had to “bring the war home” with acts of domestic terrorism. In real life, they called ahead to warn of bombs in government buildings – and the only blood they shed was their own during an explosives accident in a Greenwich Village apartment – but for the movies, even one by a bonafide liberal like Robert Redford, it is easy to paint them as people who let their ideals take them too far.

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GI Joe Retaliation
Paramount Pictures
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‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Review

I stand before you, humbled, and tasked with explaining, in comprehensible terms, just what the heck 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' is all about. Attaining comprehensibility, however, is a chore the filmmakers didn't wrestle with, doubling-down on pure adrenaline and big movie star charisma. It's a risky move and sometimes it works. Sadly, this is not one of those cases.

While there are chuckles to be had (I mean, that Cobra Commander helmet is just too incredible to dismiss) there isn't enough whiz-bang in this film to fully deflect the utter lack of a story or absence of intriguing characters. It is, surprisingly, the lesser of the two 'G.I. Joe' films, with Stephen Sommers' 2009 'The Rise of Cobra' featuring much more team spirit, pep and fun.

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Eagles
Showtime
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The Eagles, ‘History of the Eagles’ – Film Review

The three-hour 'History of the Eagles' documentary is an entertaining if slightly sanitized trip through the career of one of rock's most popular groups.

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Identity Thief review
Universal Pictures
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‘Identity Thief’ Review

Funny is, of course, subjective. I find Woody Allen funny but there are plenty of people who find him about as amusing as being slowly asphyxiated in plastic bags from CVS. Still, I'll hazard to guess that there is no one who will find Melissa McCarthy obnoxiously singing along to Kelis' not-at-all-current "Milkshake" funny. Especially when 'Identity Thief' - a new "comedy" with McCarthy and Jason Bateman - goes to quite successful lengths to make you HATE her character. And you just might wind up hating this movie too.

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Sound City
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‘Sound City’ – Movie Review

For anyone who grew up wanting to make music during the first four and a half decades of the rock era, it's hard to overestimate the importance and mystique of the recording studio.

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On The Road Review
IFC Films
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‘On the Road’ Review

Somehow I made it through four years of high school, four years of college, and ten years since without ever reading Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road.' I'm not sure whether that makes me hopelessly unqualified to review the new movie adaptation of it -- because I can't tell you how faithful it is -- or better suited than most because I can judge the film as a film and not as a sacred cow of literature offered up for slaughter to the great, greedy god of cinema. And as a film, it feels like the CliffsNotes version of a great book; sketchy and incomplete. That's probably the film's destiny, too: to be watched by procrastinating teens the night before a big exam in lieu of reading the real thing.

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Muddy Waters + the Rolling Stones, ‘Checkerboard Lounge – Live Chicago 1981′ – DVD Review

The Rolling Stones pay homage to their blues roots alongside one of their heroes on the newly unearthed live DVD ‘Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981.’

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New Line Cinema
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Horrible Bosses’ Trailer: Watch Jennifer Aniston Strip Down to Her Underwear [VIDEO]

After a number of box-office bombs, it looks like Jennifer Aniston may be ready for a big-screen comeback.

The former 'Friends' star is one of many famous faces co-starring in the summer comedy 'Horrible Bosses,' about three disgruntled coworkers who set out to kill their, well, horrible bosses.

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MGM
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And the Oscar Doesn’t Go To … The 6 Biggest Actor Snubs in Oscar History

Like over-the-top outfits and gushing acceptance speeches, shocking nomination snubs are part of the tradition of the Oscars. This year, fans are crowing about the exclusions of Mark Whalbergh for “The Fighter” and “Ryan Gosling” for “Blue Valentine.”  

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Seth Rogen
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Is Seth Rogen Too Goofy For The Green Hornet?

Comic book movies can be hit and miss but I think this will work out ok!  You be the judge...

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“True Grit” Sets Box Office Record at Opening

The latest Coen Brothers creation, 'True Grit,' a new adaptation of the novel by Charles Portis, set a record at the box office on its opening weekend. The figures may not be that impressive to those who count records only in absolutes, but to fans of Westerns, the numbers are significant

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