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Numbered Review #781: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (***)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a decent follow up, for an animated sequel, and kids and other fans of the original should be happy with it. In it, our former Viking nebbish Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is now the … Continue reading

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696 – Bernie (**1/2)

Although uneven and at times unfocused, Bernie is the kind of movie that hitches its wagon to the charisma of its star and goes along for the ride. Jack Black plays a solicitous, generous assistant funeral-home director in a small … Continue reading

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647 – Kung Fu Panda 2 (***1/2)

You know how tough it can be to follow up a truly well-done movie, especially an animated one. I think Kung Fu Panda 2 surpasses the original, and it’s because it introduces some heretofore unseen layers of Po while combining … Continue reading

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613 – The Muppets (***)

You’re gonna laugh a lot, and you’re gonna cry a little. That’s the Muppet formula and has been for four decades. Whether it’s Fozzie’s goshawful jokes or Kermit and Miss Piggy singing “Rainbow Connection,” The Muppets have always known just … Continue reading

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The only 2011 movie preview you’ll need, probably

I don’t subscribe to Entertainment Weekly, either to the magazine itself or to its probable raison d’etre, to be the TV Guide of entertainment. (TV Guide, on the other hand, is the People of entertainment, and People is now the … Continue reading

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