Film

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Below average movies like “Office Christmas Party” and “The Hangover” sequels have dampened expectations for the sub-genre, but the recently released film “Rough Night” may have given the genre a small lifeline.

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It’s not even clear what the lesson kids are supposed to learn is. Do your best? Even if this wasn’t Pixar, possibly the best storytellers not just in animation but in cinema itself, that’s boilerplate and boring.

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Arteta’s film is a cathartic lampooning of the evidently dominant political ideology in America today, but the film doesn’t reach the heights of the best social satires.

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The film doesn’t even satisfy that of a simple action packed crowd-pleaser — it’s too stupid for that.

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For a lover of period romance films, “My Cousin Rachel” seems at first to be unique and intriguing in its suspense and mystery. However, the film in its entirety effectively demonstrates the misleading power of a well-edited trailer.

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In her second feature film, Israeli-American writer-director Rama Burshtein (“Fill the Void”) delivers a unique film that falls somewhere between a romantic comedy and a drama. It has some romance and certainly some funny one-liners, but “The Wedding Plan” is anything but a typical rom-com.

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The script pulls no punches when it comes to the way in which overwrought administrations are stifling fun, and this gives the movie a winking subtext that transcends the juvenile humor at its surface. Kids and adults alike will find something to smile at while watching the movie.

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But “Wonder Woman”’s biggest strength is Wonder Woman herself and everything she represents. She is a hero through and through, something the DCEU has been missing for far too long.

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Norman is an expert at involving himself without revealing himself, and he becomes necessary enough to stick around but not enough of a nuisance to get the boot.

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It’s high time for this franchise to be put into port — asking audiences to continue to sit through these things would be akin to asking pirates to wash up and brush their teeth. Enough already.

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