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Rebooting the popular franchise after Paramount acquired the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rights, producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman have taken on a full recap of the turtle's origin story and their epic conflict with the dastardly Foot Clan crime syndicate. As a late-summer entry arriving just before the school year begins, Turtles could see some moderately enthusiastic if somewhat unpredictable response from the film's target audience, since many of the series' fans may have already moved on in the seven years since the last outing.

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In its third incarnation, The Expendables has become, well, expendable.

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You'll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner's production of Hercules: This movie has a sense of proportion. Running just over 90 minutes, the movie is often clunky, but at least it's fast and unpretentious. And its likable star, Dwayne Johnson, manages to murder legions without ever seeming sadistic. Less violent than 300, less compelling than Gladiator, this new addition to the sword-and-sandals genre seems likely to please the fanboy audience and stir up some impressive box-office numbers.

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At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor.

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So let's start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson's Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?

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One of the many surprises in Wes Anderson's rich, layered and quirkily entertaining new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is the emergence

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Digital characters have by now long populated our movies like unwanted house guests. Some of these CGI inventions, like Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, have been pleasant, even precious company. But most have disrupted our movie worlds and not just as monsters tearing our cities apart, but as awkward distractions to our cinematic realities. The name Jar Jar Binks will forever be followed by solemn head shaking. Never forget.

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Meet Tammy. Boy, is she a mess. Angry, profane and aggressive, then suddenly shy and sweet. Sometimes she's funny, sometimes totally not. She can't figure out what she wants to do or be, or where to go. She has loads of people around her, yet can't figure out what to do with them. This one's in desperate need of outside help.

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Crash. Shatter. Boom. Crash. Shatter. Boom. Smattering of silly dialogue. Pretty girl screams: "Dad!" Crash. Shatter. Boom. Silly dialogue. "DAD!!!" Crash. Shatter. Boom.

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Things are always worse the second time around, the deputy police chief warns the buddy-cop team of Jenko and Schmidt in 22 Jump Street.

He's talking about their next assignment, but of course, it's an inside joke with the audience. 22 Jump Street, starring the inspired comic duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, is a sequel, and movie sequels are indeed often worse (especially when, as the chief also points out, the budget's bigger the second time around.)

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