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‘The Judge’: Objection! Badgering the moviegoer

TWO ROBERTS.
Downey and
Duvall
nonetheless
prove that talent
can keep any
movie humming.

Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you’ll have a movie, a truism that “The Judge” does its damnedest to disprove.

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Dracula gets a popcorn-y makeover in ‘Untold’

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LUKE Evans plays a merciless warrior-turned-family man.

Historical and mythical bogeyman Dracula gets a trendy, effects-heavy makeover in “Dracula Untold.”

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Maria Leonora Teresa: Cautionary chiller lacks sinister edge

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STA. MARIA, MARUDO AND CALZADO. Portray parents coping with grief.

Wenn Deramas first foray into horror has all the elements of an effective screen chiller—a terrifying back story about a crime that has been conveniently swept under the rug, grieving parents (Jodi Sta. Maria, Iza Calzado, Zanjoe Marudo) who can’t get over their children’s untimely deaths, and creepy talking dolls that go bump in the night.

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Movie Review: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-Hen

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He’s back! The smooth-looking, soft spoken master swordsman Kenshin Himura is back on the big screen in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-Hen (Kyoto Inferno), the first of a two-part finale of the franchise based on the hit Japanese comic, or manga.

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Review: ‘Evil’ mostly delivers

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A serial-killer mystery in which the culprit turns out to be one of Satan’s minions, Scott Derrickson’s “Deliver Us From Evil” adapts the detective genre to an exorcism tale that is very serious about the prospect of demonic possession. Though based on claims made by real-life NYPD officer-turned-paranormal investigator Ralph Sarchie (played here by Eric Bana), the picture is stolen by a fictional character — a composite religious figure played with a predictable level of smolder by “Carlos” star Edgar Ramirez.

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