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Before Richard Starzak and Mark Burton got together to co-write and co-direct the new stop-motion animated feature “Shaun the Sheep Movie” they’d already spent lengthy careers, in different departments, at England’s Aardman Animations, creators of the Wallace and Gromit films. Starzak, then using the last name Goleszowski, was an animator and director, working on projects including the Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer” video, the “Penny”...

Posted Jul 31, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Woody Allen is back in the murder game, a subject that he revisits from time to time in his films, though he usually keeps those plots pretty serious. Think “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Match Point.” But while...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Joel Edgerton is not an A-List actor ... yet. That should change this fall when he’ll be seen opposite Johnny Depp in the role of John Connolly, the FBI agent who was likely in cahoots with mobster Whitey Bulger, in the upcoming “Black...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 11:50 AM

While “Jurassic World” — starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard — couldn’t match the original (no surprise there), I rank it as an easy second place in the movie franchise. High-heel debate aside, I loved the...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Thirty-two years ago, the Griswolds taught us that half the fun was getting there.

Posted Jul 29, 2015 at 2:01 AM

There will be people who argue with me over the idea that I believe “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” released at the end of July in 1983, is an overrated, unfunny movie (with, yes, some good comic moments) that has somehow...

Posted Jul 24, 2015 at 2:01 AM

There’s going to be a fight, a carefully regulated one in Madison Square Garden, in front of a crowd of thousands, with the reigning light-heavyweight champ, holding a record of 42-0, taking on yet another hopeful challenger. But first, the...

Updated Jul 22, 2015 at 2:49 PM

As the storm clouds come rolling in, you stare up at the sky and realize in horror that these are not just any old storm clouds, and this is not just any old storm… Oh h*** no,...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 4:19 PM

When “Nation Lampoon’s Vacation” was released in 1983, Ed Helms was 9, pretty much the perfect age to appreciate the onscreen silliness about a family jumping in a car and taking an obstacle-filled road trip to the fictional...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 11:43 AM

Perhaps it was originally intended to frighten viewers in a humorous manner, but the “Sharknado” series on Syfy is turning out to be one of the funniest, silliest and most ludicrous franchises on television.

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 11:06 AM

For his 47th feature film, “Irrational Man,” Woody Allen has made a drama with comic highlights that gets into a couple of his favorite subjects: befuddlement about why we’re here, and murder. A former activist turned college...

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