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Boyhood

  • Rated as: 5/5

Looking at it one way, Boyhood represents a spectacularly cheap way of saving on actors’ salaries: To capture his rambling yet absorbing Texas family drama, director Richard Linklater (Bernie, Before Midnight) received agreements from several performers—including

  1. Thu Jul 31

Lucy

  • Rated as: 1/5

We begin, as in 2001, at the dawn of man—no joke—with a vaguely humanoid simian scooping water into its mouth. Where does Luc Besson’s so, so stupid (and not in a good way) sci-fi thriller go from there? Millions of years forward to modern-day Taipei, where sorta

  1. Thu Jul 31

Magic in the Moonlight

  • Rated as: 4/5

The more things change, the more Woody Allen stays the same: It’s a comfort that this singular artist’s worldview remains so staunchly his own—often archaically against fashion—and that nothing seems to halt his movie-a-year pace. (This, after a year in which

  1. Thu Jul 31

Sex Tape

  • Rated as: 2/5

A tired premise and a sheen of desperate flop sweat tanks this DOA comedy, which plays more like an ancient Playboy doodle than a full-fledged movie. Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz had unexpected, sharp-tongued chemistry in 2011’s Bad Teacher; here, they sag into

  1. Thu Jul 31

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Rated as: 4/5

To misquote Forrest Gump’s mother, Guardians of the Galaxy is like a box of chocolates. Or rather, it’s like a vast, family-size crate of chocolates, all wrapped in the shiniest packaging and exploding with sweetness and surprises. Maybe there are a couple of

  1. Thu Jul 31
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Considering the one-two punch of unnecessary drama and ill-fitting pants suits, it's no wonder DC is known as the Hollywood for Ugly People. But perhaps the most accurate parallel with La La Land lies in the actual movie theaters in Washington, DC. A smorgasbord of big blockbuster multiplexes, mid-sized indie screens, and tiny art houses, the film scene in this town is anything but tinsel, and we've culled through the masses to find the best movie theaters in Washington, DC...

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Washington, DC movies: Beyond politics

While it's a rare DC movie that avoids political landmarks altogether, some branch out beyond the White House into less familiar locations. Read on as we explore the overlooked corners of the District in ten movies.

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