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Movie Review: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
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Movie Review: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opens underwater, as two intrepid contractors patrol a submersible in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. It’s eerie, it’s silent, and it’s presumably lousy with dormant Megalodons itching for a snack. How do we know this? The first line of movie gives it away. “Relax,” says one of the future dinosaur […]
Movie Review: “The Seagull” May Have Its Best Film Adaptation Yet
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Movie Review: “The Seagull” May Have Its Best Film Adaptation Yet

Given how rarely the plays of Anton Chekhov are produced by South Florida theatre companies, it’s as typical as it is unfortunate that I’ve never seen “The Seagull” on a stage. My only experience with the Russian masterpiece has been Sidney Lumet’s faithful but static 1968 adaptation, with a head-slappingly miscast Simone Signoret in the […]
Movie Review: McCarthy’s Exuberance Propels ‘Life of the Party’
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Movie Review: McCarthy’s Exuberance Propels ‘Life of the Party’

On the conveyer belt of Melissa McCarthy studio comedies, “Life of the Party” is another fitfully funny but marginally memorable bit of high-concept folderol. It’s superior to “Identity Theft” and “The Boss” but doesn’t approach the crafty zest of “Spy.” Like many of her star vehicles, its appeal hinges 100 percent on her character’s likeability […]
Movie Review: “Tully” is the Mother Lode of Maternity Movies
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Movie Review: “Tully” is the Mother Lode of Maternity Movies

There’s a montage in Jason Reitman’s new film, “Tully,” that brilliantly captures the tribulations of early motherhood. Marlo (Charlize Theron), a harried mother of two, has just given birth to baby No. 3, a surprise named Mia. In a succession of quick cuts, we learn everything we need to know about the punishing routine of […]
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