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  • 47 Ronin
  • 47 Ronin (PG-13)

    The 47 ronin were a group of samurai in the early 18th century who carried out an elaborate revenge on the court official who drove their master to suicide; their story became part of Japanese national legend, inspiring numerous plays, visual artworks, and films. more...
  • The Age of Adaline
  • The Age of Adaline (PG-13)

    Blake Lively, doing her Grace Kelly impression, stars as a 21-year-old woman in the late 1920s who magically stops aging; most of the story takes place in our present day, after she meets a charming young philanthropist who just might be her soulmate. more...
  • Avatar (PG-13)

    More than a decade in the making, James Cameron's 3-D fantasy about a colony of human astronauts hoping to plunder an alien rain forest represents a quantum leap in movie magic; watching it, I began to understand how people in 1933 must have felt when they saw King Kong. more...
  • Avatar 3D (PG-13)

    More than a decade in the making, James Cameron's 3-D fantasy about a colony of human astronauts hoping to plunder an alien rain forest represents a quantum leap in movie magic; watching it, I began to understand how people in 1933 must have felt when they saw King Kong. more...
  • Batman Begins (PG-13)

    After the putrid neon circus of Batman & Robin (1997), Warner Brothers suspended the Batman movie franchise, but eventually psychological noir director Christopher Nolan (Memento) persuaded the studio to go back to square one with a realistic treatment of the crime fighter's creation myth. more...
  • Beastly (PG-13)

    Loosely adapted from Alex Flinn's young-adult novel, this Beauty and the Beast update is a pallid, formulaic teen romance that might have benefited from a little snark. more...
  • Beautiful Creatures (PG-13)

    Adapted from a young adult novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, this fantasy about witches and warlocks walking among us was clearly produced for the Twilight crowd, but a witty script and the enjoyably hammy performances from Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons broaden its appeal. more...
  • Big Trouble in Little China (PG-13)

    Crossing good-ol'-boy humor (Kurt Russell as a loquacious truck driver whose route takes him to San Francisco's Chinatown) with the crazily stylized action and supernatural extravagances of a Hong Kong kung fu thriller (James Hong as a 2,000-year-old spirit who kidnaps girls with green eyes) sounds like a promisingly bizarre idea, but somehow this 1986 feature comes off like fake Spielberg. more...