Stories from Movies

'Finding Dory' sets box office record

The forgetful blue fish of 'Finding Dory' is box office gold.

‘Now You See Me 2’ not very magical

If the performances weren’t so hokey, it might be easier to buy that magicians are actually cool.

Satire 'Maggie's Plan' right on target

A sneakily winning romantic comedy that, despite its ungainliness and sometimes irritatingly broad characters, brings welcome sharpness to a genre usually awash in soft-focus hearts and flowers.

You’ll have to work to understand 'Warcraft'

The convoluted mess of an introduction requires more mental effort than any movie deserves.

'Conjuring 2' a masterful ghost story

Entering the canon of sequels that are better than the original, “The Conjuring 2” exceeds the scope and scares of the surprise ‘70s-era horror hit from 2013.

Hiding female cast, 'Ghostbusters' courts male moviegoers

Sony Pictures trotted out commercials Thursday that promoted the female-led reboot not with cast members Melissa McCarthy or Kristen Wiig, but basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony.

Charming ‘Idol’ tale of triumph

The film is an uneven but charmingly earnest fictionalized account of Mohammed Assaf’s rise through the ranks of hopefuls on the reality contest “Arab Idol.”

'Dark Horse' is hard not to root for

This lovable documentary won an audience award for world cinema at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival for its utterly charming look at the unlikely success of Dream Alliance.

Looking for an ugly cry? Watch 'Me Before You'

Some people just like to cry at the movies. If you are one of those people, then chances are you will enjoy this movie.

'Ninja Turtles' for kids only

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' is a Saturday morning cartoon on Michael Bay steroids. For the under 12 set, that’s fine. For the rest of us? It’s something to actively avoid.

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