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  • Terminator: Genisys feels like a VHS cassette that's been rewound and recorded over for 21 years. Director Alan Taylor gives us images -- a thumbs-up, an abandoned factory, a liquid-metal cop smashing through the windshield of a car --...

  • Magic Mike XXL begins with a fake-out. Stripper Mike (Channing Tatum) has managed to quit the business, buy an engagement ring for his girl, and launch a business designing rustic headboards for Tampa bohemians. But Mike's dreams haven't...

  • 4 days ago | Film and TV

    Five films into the franchise, Terminator: Genisys feels like a VHS cassette that's been rewound and recorded over for 21 years. Director Alan Taylor (of the unmemorable Thor: The Dark World) gives us images — a thumbs-up, an abandoned factory, a ...

  • 4 days ago | Film and TV

    Steven Soderbergh's 2012 Magic Mike was a cocktease. The ads tempted audiences with sweaty chests and thrusting crotches, but after Soderbergh lured us into his all-male strip club, he turned on the lights to show us the squalor. His hunks were dr...

  • 4 days ago | Film and TV

    Crystal Moselle's documentary The Wolfpack is a Manhattan fable about fear. Two decades ago, a Hare Krishna, conspiracy theorist and self-described god named Oscar Angulo moved from Peru to a public housing tenement on the Lower East Side with his...

  • Pixar's Inside Out goes inside the mind's control tower, populated with competing emotions and walls of whirligigs. When Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is born, her undeveloped infant brain is a void where one feeling, Joy (Amy Poehler), a...