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LOS ANGELES — Any film credited with its own "mustache wrangler" really should have been much more fun than Johnny Depp's latest misfiring action-comedy.

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"Black or White" may be the title, but there are plenty of gray areas tackled in this good ol' fashioned family dramedy from standup comic turned filmmaker Mike Binder ("Reign Over Me," ''The Upside of Anger").

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The prosthetic nose that Steve Carell wears to portray multimillionaire John du Pont in the biographical true-crime drama “Foxcatcher” is both realistic and symbolic.

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A mere six months after releasing the Four Seasons drama “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood again lapped his younger directing colleagues with his second film of 2014 and his best movie in years. “American Sniper,” opening in wide release Friday, is quintessentially Eastwood: a confidently constructed examination of the themes that ...

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”Please look after this bear, thank you.” Those are the words on a label around the neck of a small ursine creature newly arrived in London and looking for a home. Those words also get at the heart of “Paddington,” a highly enjoyable film adaptation of Michael Bond’s children’s book ...

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After Stephen Hawking privately screened “The Theory of Everything,” he judged the affectionate portrait of his life, from student to world-famous theoretical physicist, with a succinct verdict.

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Earnest and often inspiring, “Selma” is a handsomely mounted “Eyes on the Prize” account of the defining protests of the civil-rights movement. Handsomely mounted and high-minded, its only sins are overreaching ambition and a tendency to rub the roughest edges off the principals.

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Two award-winning, Jewish-themed films will be shown on the next two Saturdays at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Showtime is 7 p.m.

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If you add up the running times of the 10 worst movies of 2014, it comes to about 24 hours — just one whole day out of 365 spent facing down bad entertainment. But in practice, the fallout from these cinematic bombs was greater than that.

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By WIRE SERVICE

Casting Amy Adams to star in “Big Eyes” is one of the great no-brainers in Hollywood history.

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