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Abominable in RealD (2019)

Yeti another abominable DreamWorks cartoon? (PG)

None stars

About a Boy (2002)

A conscience-free cad (e.g., inventing a two-year-old son so as to cruise a single-parents support group for dates) is rescued from his self-absorption by a twelve-year-old misfit with a dotty mother. Conventional in form and sentiment, despite such a dark-comic bit as the dead duck in the park (slain by ... (PG-13)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

About Elly (Darbareye Elly) (2009)

A little fib snowballs into an avalanche of lies over the course of a three-day family getaway. For the first 30 minutes, writer-director Asghar Farhadi acts the role of magician, using sleight-of-hand to sufficiently divert audience attention away from the cataclysmic events about to take place. It’s when Elly (Taraneh ... (NR)

2.0 starsScott Marks

About Last Night (2014)

Or, “The Further Whitewashing of David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” this time with an all-black cast. The promise of talented Will Gluck’s (Fired Up, Easy A) name attached as producer never materialized. Leaning on the okay 1986 film version About Last Night… (give or take an ellipses) rather than ... (R)

1.0 starsScott Marks

About Last Night (1986)

Based on the David Mamet play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, adapted by Tim Kazurinsky and Denise DeClue, and directed by first-timer Edward Zwick. The movie, wherever it gets it from, and however deeply buried beneath slickness, cuteness, soupiness, pop songs, montages, and assorted froufrou, has something a little special about ... (R)

2.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

About Schmidt (2002)

Alexander Payne's late-life-crisis comedy about a retired Omaha insurance executive who now begins to wonder what it was all about. Jack Nicholson may be too big a star, or too hip a one, in relation to his surrounding cast (chosen with care down to the smallest role), but you cannot ... (R)

4.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

About Time (2013)

Long ago, Head & Shoulders dandruff shampoo pitched itself with the tagline, "Because you never get a second chance to make a first impression." Guess again, chump! When he turns 21, Domhnall Gleeson discovers he can time travel. So he sets about shamelessly manipulating Rachel McAdams into falling in love ... (R)

None stars

Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow (2018)

A television documentary celebration of NASA. (NR)

None stars

Above the Law (1988)

Introducing (drum-roll, please) new movie tough guy Steven Seagal (cymbal-crash!): "You guys think you're above the law. Well, you ain't above mine." If the tango dancer's hairstyle and gigolo's gentle purr don't quite convince you, the "ain't" should allay all doubts. His most unique contribution to the action-hero pantheon: a ... (R)

0.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Above the Rim (1994)

A jump-ball for the soul of a high-school hoopster: bright prospects on one side, dark influences on the other. Stupefyingly unimaginative and amateurishly directed (Jeff Pollack), but Leon -- just Leon, no last name -- makes a good impression as the Strong Silent Type. With Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Marlon ... (R)

0.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Perhaps surprisingly, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not just a showcase for director Timur Bekmambetov's relentless and varied barrage of combat-related special effects. (This is one of those films where 3-D really makes a difference, perhaps especially in its treatment of vampire eyes. We're a long way from Twilight's red ... (R)

1.0 starsMatthew Lickona

Absence of Malice (1981)

Heavy entertainment from Sydney Pollack. It spends so much time lining up its journalistic-ethics issues that it is stymied as a romantic thriller, and at the same time, or at a different time, its romantic-thriller obligations sidetrack and dilute the issues. The basic situation here is not hard to imagine ... (PG)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Absolute Beginners (1986)

I remember that wonderful summer when the teenage miracle reached full bloom -- it was 1958, in London, and for the first time in history, according to the original novel by Colin MacInnes, "kids" had become "teenagers." The vehicle for this slice of sociology is a triple-scoop youth musical, with ... (PG-13)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

The early ‘90s TV series about the Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley), and the triumph of PR over reality gets a worthy capstone, full of gleeful amorality and two characters whose self-absorption reaches a sort of mystical apotheosis. Even in the narcissistic world of fashion, Eddie and ... (R)

2.0 starsMatthew Lickona