Life imitates art in director James McTeigue’s preposterous but entertaining gothic thriller starring John Cusack as drunken writer turned action hero, Edgar Allan Poe.


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Director Jon Favreau’s genre mashup makes for both a dull Western and a mediocre piece of science fiction, but Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford manage to ride into town and save at least part of the day.

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The penultimate month of summer comes to a close with Cowboys & Aliens, Attack the Block, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Devil’s Double and Good Neighbors.

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God Bless America: Superheroes, Sex and Single Parenting. Summer nears its home stretch with Captain America: The First Avenger, Friends With Benefits and A Little Help.

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The final adventure of The Boy Who Lived is a grand, operatic and richly satisfying curtain call filled with astonishing spectacle, rich emotion and, above all, powerful performances.

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Wizards, Serial Killers and Born-Again Christians: this weekend is all about the Harry Potter curtain call, though both Lucky and Salvation Boulevard are looking to lure in a handful of muggles.

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The Plight of the Worker, the Mental Patient and the Templar Knight, this weekend is all about recovery from Transformers. Your optons: Horrible Bosses, Zookeeper, The Ward and/or Ironclad.

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The third installment in the giant robot franchise is a big, beautiful, shining symphony of chaos from destruction maestro Michael Bay.

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Cameron Diaz’s crash course in shock comedy doesn’t quite make the gradeā€¦nor does it really deserve detention.

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Director Martin Campbell’s noisy, cluttered adaptation of DC’s gonzo comic book series is a glowing, greeny mess.

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Comic Book Heroes, Flightless Waterfowl and Privileged Teens: Ryan Reynolds goes ringslinging, Jim Carrey gets stuck penguin-sitting and two teenagers go class-cutting — who will you join this weekend?

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A “found footage” adventure fantasy about Norway’s biggest unsung hero, Trollhunter is a somewhat uneven but ultimately delightful wintry yarn.

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Aliens, Trolls and Celebrity Impressions: Beat the heat this weekend with the alien menace of Super 8, the giant beasts of Trollhunter and the road trip shenanigans of The Trip.

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This origin story/reboot from director Matthew Vaughn is the best X-Men movie to date.

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Richard Ayoade’s smart and stylish coming-of-age film makes “quirky” a good thing.

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Can three cute and oh so clever indie movies take on the School For Gifted Youngsters? June starts off with Submarine, Beginners, Mr. Nice and X-Men: First Class.

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