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‘The Gifted’ succeeds in spoofing only itself

CRISTINE Reyes (left) and Anne Curtis, wearing a fake nose and a fat suit, respectively

While watching Chris Martinez’s “The Gifted,” I kept thinking about how The New Yorker magazine fact-checks even the short stories it publishes in its Fiction pages.

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Film Review: ‘Sex Tape’ an X-rated tale with a PG plot

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Cameron Diaz, right, and Jason Segel in a scene from "Sex Tape." AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Claire Folger

The high-concept comedies spawned by “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” need to start using birth control.

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Review: ‘5th Estate’ stimulating but too frenetic


Ripped from headlines that still feel wet, “The Fifth Estate” dramatizes the fast, controversial rise of anonymous-whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its figurehead, Julian Assange.

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Review: ‘After Earth’ a disappointing sci-fi tale

This film publicity image released by Sony - Columbia Pictures shows Jaden Smith in a scene from "After Earth."  AP/Sony, Columbia Pictures

Humanity’s home planet hardly merits the name-check in “After Earth,” M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi survival tale whose shipwreck action could (with the exception of a scene where our hero scrawls a crude map over Lascaux-like cave paintings) take place on any old life-supporting globe in the cosmos.

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A ‘vulnerable’ Tony Stark in ‘Iron Man 3’

DOWNEY AND PALTROW. Spectacularly engaging high-wire act.

Taking off from the success of “Iron Man 2”, the third instalment of the “Iron Man” film franchise for the first time highlights the vulnerability of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) without his iron suit.

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