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Gift guide for movie lovers

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Great music, good intentions in ‘River’ (w/video)

'Take Me to the River' sheds light on music of old-time R&B musicians, but fails to keep pace.

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ swamped by puns (w/video)

Rife with too many tongue-in-cheek quips, the latest Penguin flick fails where other arctic bird movies excelled.

Plot thins in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ (w/video)

The infuriating ineptitude of the three working stiffs will still entice laughs, though the film itself is thin on themes and gags.

'Birdman' leads Spirit Awards nominations

A dark comedy about show business took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Redmayne brilliant as Hawking (w/video)

The famed British physicist has never had small ideas or small ambitions, as shown in the biopic, 'The Theory of Everything.”

Ensemble cast shines in 'Foxcatcher' (w/video)

The tawdry tale of the bizarre real-life murder of wrestler Dave Schultz exerts mesmerizing pull from performances by Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum.

Revolution gathering in 'Mockingjay' (w/video)

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is a decent entry into the conclusion of Katniss's saga featuring some imaginative visuals, a few truly thrilling moments, and standout performances from the movie's stars.

'Private Peaceful' nuanced, graceful

Melancholy runs deep in 'Private Peaceful,' a richly appointed British period piece about fraternal loyalty adapted from the book of the same name.

'The Way He Looks' a charming coming-of-age tale

'The Way He Looks' has at its center a classical-music-loving blind teen who’s gradually realizing that he’s gay.

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