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  • 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' review: Speak no more, Jack Sparrow

    'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' review: Speak no more, Jack Sparrow

    The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts. A weary, battered fifth chapter — "Pirates of the Caribbean:...

  • 'The Lovers' review: Marriage can be a many-splendored thing

    'The Lovers' review: Marriage can be a many-splendored thing

    Azazel Jacobs' "The Lovers" is a complex character study of long-term relationships that takes a clever premise — what if you were cheating on your lover, with your spouse? — and uses it to explore the nuances and ultimate truths of long term relationships. The film is anchored by a duo of powerhouse...

  • 'Chuck' review: Liev Schreiber stars as the real-life 'Rocky'

    'Chuck' review: Liev Schreiber stars as the real-life 'Rocky'

    Good boxing movies, as predictable as they may be, understand that as exciting as the punches in the ring are, they're no match for life's left hooks and right jabs. What happens on the canvas is often just the externalizing of a striver's will to survive, fulfill a dream or beat the odds. Or,...

  • 'Baywatch' review: This beach is littered with raunch

    'Baywatch' review: This beach is littered with raunch

    No formula for success exists regarding feature films based on late 20th century television shows. There are only odds favoring partial or complete failure. So that's comforting. But what about "21 Jump Street" and "22 Jump Street"? Didn't those movies work? Yes, they did. Especially the first...

  • 'Alien: Covenant' review: Ridley Scott's latest chapter at odds with itself

    'Alien: Covenant' review: Ridley Scott's latest chapter at odds with itself

    When the first "Alien" came out in 1979, promising and delivering screams in space that no one could hear, more than a few critics and regular humans called it a relentless, hard-driving thrill machine. In retrospect it resembles a movie with the patience of Job, taking its sweet, stealthy time...

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