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In defense of the ‘Despicable Me’ series

7/10 Despicable Me 3 isn’t a movie, it’s a commercial, but it serves the function of a movie quite well. The movie starts with Felonious Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), losing their jobs at the … Continue reading

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Secret Life of Pets is… you know

I mean… you know… The Secret Life of Pets follows Max (Louis C.K.), a Jack Russell Terrier who is way too in love with his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper). This becomes a huge problem when she brings home another rescue dog, … Continue reading

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The most important movies of 2015

Annual top 10 lists are stupid, lame and wrong. They’re easy to write, boring to read and represent everything wrong with modern film criticism. At this site, we aspire to track the progress of movies over time, so instead of … Continue reading

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Jurassic World rampages through flop-filled summer

  We’ve written before about how much better Jurassic World did than anything else, and as the summer went on that article became more and more accurate. As of this writing, only two movies — Inside Out with $348.2 million and Minions with $328.6 million … Continue reading

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Pixels is tolerable, not great, everybody calm down

Critics are going absolutely apeshit about Pixels, and it’s a gigantic overreaction. The movie follows Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler, who also produces), a competitive arcade gamer in 1982, into the present day as an abject failure — divorced, installing other peoples’ entertainment … Continue reading

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