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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’ Tight, Nimble and Remarkably Good Fun

“The Man From U.N.C.L.E” made me cry uncle… I liked it, so much! Full Disclosure: I was a huge devotee of the TV series which was a massive hit for four seasons (1964-1968), so I was perfectly prepared to dis the movie as a cheap knock-off. I have never been a fan of Henry Cavill or Armie Hammer (exactly what did he do in “Lone Ranger?”). But after their performances here, count me in the club. ...

‘Mad Max: Fury Road:’ Dystopian Hell-on-Wheels Escapism at Its Best

The original “Max Max” movie in 1979 may not have given birth to the post-apocalyptic, anti-hero action film, but it certainly put the genre on the map. Now, the new reboot “Mad Max: Fury Road,” is being screened at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. Who knew? Miller is the master of the post-apocalyptic, hell-on-wheels genre, and he delivers in his latest outing, starring Tom Hardy in place of Mel Gibson and Charlize Theron as his love interest....

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Reviews: Critics See Film in Black or White (video)

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” hits theaters this weekend, but critics are rating the film in terms of black or white. They either love it, or hate it, with most, so far, hating it. Still, the film is on track to win big at the box office. After months of hype on the back of a best-selling novel, the erotic thriller has such momentum going into the weekend, nothing can stop it. The bad reviews, however, are piling up for the film adaptation of E.L. James’s bestselling trilogy, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan....

Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne Fail to Excite in ‘Insidious 2’ Sequel

Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne get the bejeezus scared out of them in “Insidious 2,” the sequel to the 2011 horror classic “Insidious.” But critics are less than impressed with Director James Wan’s return to Lambert hell. The film debuts auspiciously enough today, which just happens to be Friday the 13th. But moviegoers might be in for a letdown. Part of the problem is the powerful impact the original film had....

White House Down Gets Thumbs Down From Critics: Review

Channing Tatum gets saddled with a weak script and stale special effects in “White House Down,” the latest from Director Roland Emmerich, who is best known for his Will Smith blockbuster “Independence Day.” But critics say he’s lost his touch this time around....