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Southpaw Not Quite a Knockout

A flurry of haymakers in the form of boxing movie cliches, ‘Southpaw’ was conceived as a loose remake of ‘The Champ’ tailored for Eminem. The rage-iest rap star on the planet bowed out, affording the leeway to rework the project for Jake Gyllenhaal. Read More

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Ted 2 Is Beary-y Mediocre

Madly uneven, more so than the mediocre 2012 hit that made half a billion worldwide, this one’s an easy predictive call. If you got your laughs out of “Ted,” you’ll likely come crawling back for “Ted 2.” Read More

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Poltergeist Remake Is Spiritless

The closing credits for Gil Kenan’s remake of the 1982 horror classic Poltergeist feature the band Spoon covering the Cramps’ 1980 punk classic “TV Set.” Spoon is a tasteful, studious yet largely anodyne indie-rock outfit that has become an NPR staple; the Cramps were a scuzzy, unhinged psychobilly band whose most famous gig took Read More