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  • That Awkward Moment

    That Awkward Moment

    ★★★½

    About midway through the new R-rated sex farce/relationship comedy "That Awkward Moment" starring Zac Efron, "Fruitvale Station" star Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller from "The Spectacular Now," one of the trio of horndog young professionals reminds his buddies that they are part of the so-called "selfish generation." It's a quick self-analysis that is undoubtedly true, but is as quickly forgotten and moved on from as a three-minute-old post on a Twitter feed. This movie doesn't deny it, but is…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★★

    Three years ago, this website anointed the masterful blueprint that Marvel Films used to conceive, build, and deliver "The Avengers,” the centerpiece of what is now regarded as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as a "dream come true.” Never before had such an expansive undertaking of world-building in cinema ever led to something that ambitious and huge. “The Avengers” did not disappoint and drew near-universal rave reviews from both hard-to-please true blue geeks and fanboys and hard-to-please true blue cinema aficionados…

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  • August: Osage County

    August: Osage County

    ★★★★½

    Movies about dysfunctional families, no matter if they are little independent gems or classic favorites populated by Hollywood stars, are always prime landscapes for both drama and comedy. They are successful because they make us feel better about our own family we have at home. We either step back saying "Finally, there's someone out there who has it as bad as I do" or "Gosh, I guess my family's not that bad." We either laugh AT their shenanigans as wildly…

  • The Age of Adaline

    The Age of Adaline

    ★★★

    "The Age of Adaline" stars former CW TV star Blake Lively as the title character Adaline Bowman. She was born on New Year's Day in 1908 in San Francisco, but hasn't physically aged since she was 29 years old when an icy automobile accident stopped her heart and a chance lightning bolt brought her back to life. For the last 70+ years since the accident, Adaline has changed identities several times and stayed away from the mainstream public, living between…