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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

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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’

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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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Review: ‘Chainsaw’ loving homage to ’74 original

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This undated publicity film image from Lionsgate shows Alexandra Daddario, as Heather Miller in a scene from "Texas Chainsaw 3-D," releasing in theaters on Friday, January 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Justin Lubin)

Watching “Texas Chainsaw 3-D,” the latest screen incarnation of the iconic chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface, the mind fairly reels. This purported direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic cheerfully ignores that director’s own 1986 follow-up, the 1997 and 2003 remakes, the 2006 prequel and even its basic timeline. It scores points for sheer brazenness.

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