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Posted Jul 31, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Woody Allen is back in the murder game, a subject that he revisits from time to time in his films, though he usually keeps those plots pretty serious. Think “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Match Point.” But while “Irrational Man” has both talk of and an act of murder at its center, it plays lighter than Allen’s more “serious” films.

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Joel Edgerton is not an A-List actor ... yet. That should change this fall when he’ll be seen opposite Johnny Depp in the role of John Connolly, the FBI agent who was likely in cahoots with mobster Whitey Bulger, in the upcoming “Black Mass.” But...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 10:48 AM

While “Jurassic World” — starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard — couldn’t match the original (no surprise there), I rank it as an easy second place in the movie franchise. High-heel debate aside, I loved the movie … new characters, special...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Thirty-two years ago, the Griswolds taught us that half the fun was getting there.

Updated Jul 29, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Ethan Hunt is the LeBron James of action heroes: He gets the job done no matter how much dead weight is on his team.

Posted Jul 29, 2015 at 1:01 AM

There will be people who argue with me over the idea that I believe “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” released at the end of July in 1983, is an overrated, unfunny movie (with, yes, some good comic moments) that has somehow registered in the minds of...

Posted Jul 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

There’s going to be a fight, a carefully regulated one in Madison Square Garden, in front of a crowd of thousands, with the reigning light-heavyweight champ, holding a record of 42-0, taking on yet another hopeful challenger. But first, the Athletic...

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 10:35 AM

In an era of high-profile musical residencies and six-figure nightly payouts to the world’s top DJs, it’s easy to forget that Las Vegas once was the place where entertainment careers went to die.

Updated Jul 22, 2015 at 1:49 PM

As the storm clouds come rolling in, you stare up at the sky and realize in horror that these are not just any old storm clouds, and this is not just any old storm… Oh h*** no,...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 3:20 PM

When “Nation Lampoon’s Vacation” was released in 1983, Ed Helms was 9, pretty much the perfect age to appreciate the onscreen silliness about a family jumping in a car and taking an obstacle-filled road trip to the fictional Walley World, an...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Perhaps it was originally intended to frighten viewers in a humorous manner, but the “Sharknado” series on Syfy is turning out to be one of the funniest, silliest and most ludicrous franchises on television.

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