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Begin Again (2014)

A divorced record exec (Mark Ruffalo), inundated with booze and bombarded by mediocrity, stumbles upon an open mic night in time to catch a fetching singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley) with a sensational “little voice” who he instantly signs. The gimmick: they’ll record an album on the fly at various locations across ... (R)

2.0 starsScott Marks

Bumblebee (2018)

It's Herbie meets Transformers meets Monster Trucks when an interspecies friendship is struck between a California teenager and an otherworldly VW Bug. From Hasbro it came, but take heart: the talented Hailee Steinfeld stars and Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings!!!) is in the director's chair, . (PG-13)

None stars

Bumblebee: Early Access Screening (2018)

It's Herbie meets Transformers meets Monster Trucks when an interspecies friendship is struck between a California teenager and an otherworldly VW Bug. From Hasbro it came, but take heart: the talented Hailee Steinfeld stars and Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings!!!) is in the director's chair, . (PG-13)

None stars

Bumblebee in 3D (2018)

It's Herbie meets Transformers meets Monster Trucks when an interspecies friendship is struck between a California teenager and an otherworldly VW Bug. From Hasbro it came, but take heart: the talented Hailee Steinfeld stars and Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings!!!) is in the director's chair, . (PG)

None stars

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

Writer-director-producer Kelly Fremon Craig’s The Edge of Seventeen offers a verbally frank take on the horrors of adolescence — difficult parents, difficult siblings, difficult romantic interests, and even difficult best friends — gentled just enough to provide solid entertainment. (Especially if you liked John Hughes’ teen oeuvre.) An illustration: when ... (R)

2.0 starsMatthew Lickona

Ender's Game (2013)

Brilliant young tactician Ender Wiggin is called upon to defend earth from nasty foreign invaders — and you know what they say about what makes the the best defense. Not for nothing does space commander Harrison Ford say that "What we need is a Julius Caesar, a Napoleon." But while ... (PG-13)

2.0 starsMatthew Lickona

Hateship Loveship (2014)

A skit comedian who works best in five-minute spurts produces and stars in a feature length film based on a short story. It’s The Children’s Minute when a pair of spiteful teenage girls play matchmaker for one of their fathers (Guy Pearce, as a nowhere-near recovering alcoholic) and an invisible, ... (R)

2.0 starsScott Marks

The Keeping Room (2015)

"We're all niggers now," says bruised Georgia peach Augusta (Brit Marling), early on in Daniel Barber's (Harry Brown) rather literal take on Sherman's rape of the South. What she means is, when the menfolk are gone and the living's precarious, everybody's got to pitch in and do ... (R)

2.0 starsMatthew Lickona

Romeo & Juliet (2013)

Dear Teenagers: true love does not always conquer all, but sometimes it makes for a good story. Here Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) gets a shot at playing a star-crossed lover. (PG-13)

None stars

Term Life (2016)

Because even bad guys have daugthers. Vince Vaughn's wig should get its own credit for this one. And holy crow, Hailee Steinfeld looks...different. Peter Billingsley directs. (R)

None stars

True Grit (2010)

Jeff Bridges takes up John Wayne’s spurs as Rooster Cogburn in the Coens’ masterful update. He leaps at the role with such grind and boast that we are often left with too much to appreciate. Bridges draws a convincing foil to Matt Damon as the opposing lawman, LaBoeuf. However, the ... (PG-13)

4.0 starsJohn Rubio

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