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  • 'Barely Lethal' kicks teen angst over the head with weak spy tale

    At one point in "Barely Lethal," a perky teenage special ops agent played by "True Grit's" Hailee Steinfeld binge-watches "Mean Girls," "Clueless," some John Hughes movies and other titles from the teen canon in a kind of anthropological study of high school. Yearning for a normal adolescence, she tries to construct one, Margaret Mead style.
  • Movie review: 'Barely Lethal' puts an assassin in high school, and almost gets away with it

    "Barely Lethal" is a fairly amusing rough draft for a high concept high school comedy. It's "Agent Cody Banks" meets "Sixteen Candles" with quotably snarky one-liners, hormonal kids being hormonal and a socially inept teen the mean girls don't want to...

    Reel Critics: Hell Hath No Fury like 'Mad Max'

    In "Mad Max: Fury Road," director/writer George Miller has given us the fourth installment to his "Mad Max" post-apocalyptic saga and it was worth the 30 years wait. In a word: Wow. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy, in the role that made Mel Gibson a star)...

    'Pitch Perfect 2' hits some winning notes, but gets strangely mean

    You can't fault "Pitch Perfect 2" for trying to recreate the magic of 2012's original. The set-up is identical: After an embarrassing performance, college a cappella group the Barden Bellas works its way back to the top through training montages,...

    'Pitch Perfect 2' takes the fun out of a cappella

    'Pitch Perfect 2' takes the fun out of a cappella
    If we’re going to criticize Adam Sandler for his movies that push minorities to the side (and we are), “Pitch Perfect 2” deserves the same evaluation. A cappella commentators (John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks, the latter botching...