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By Genevieve Valentine

"Five Armies" loses battle in fight for heart of "The Hobbit"

Peter Jackson’s determination to draw the slight, charming "The Hobbit" into three epic flicks has clearly done it no favors.

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Posted Dec. 17, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Genevieve Valentine

Wallis shines in sunny remake of "Annie"

Quvenzhane Wallis' charm is less jazz-sparkle than her predecessor, and she’s certainly a more natural fit for the film than Jamie Foxx.

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Posted Dec. 17, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Genevieve Valentine

Witherspoon dominates "Wild" aside surprising co-star

The trail itself offers up fellow travelers and bright sunsets with equal zeal, cutting through the clichés to become a character that’s both nemesis and love interest.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2014 | Comments: 0

Engrossing "Diplomacy" a lesson in top-notch acting

Adaptations of stage plays often carry stretch marks, but this film's real-time urgency and single-room claustrophobia effortlessly makes the transition.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2014 | Comments: 0

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