Movie Reviews: What 'After Earth' And 'Kings' Have In Common

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Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker in Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. Elsa Guillet-Chapuis/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Summer Movie Preview: Kids, Theft, The Apocalypse And Joss Whedon

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Still Talking: After 18 years, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) apparently have plenty left to hash out. Despina Spyrou/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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More Time Together, Though 'Midnight' Looms

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Zachary Quinto as Spock, with Chris Pine as Kirk, in Star Trek: Into Darkness. Zade Rosenthal/Courtesy Paramount Pictures hide caption

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New 'Trek' Goes 'Into Darkness,' But Not Much Deeper

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A young Sarah Polley and her actor father, Michael Polley, on a long-ago day; the photo is one of many family memories that surface in Stories We Tell, a superb meditation on dramatizing memory from the director of Away from Her. Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Polley's 'Stories': A Family Saga Strikingly Spun

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Light It Up: Director Baz Luhrmann (right, with stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan on the set of The Great Gatsby) brought a lush visual sensibility to a tale whose tone not everyone thinks of as epic. Matt Hart/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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At The Movies, A Swirl Of Style And Substance

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Window Dressing: Tony Stark's ongoing Iron Man research involves more than one suit of self-assembling armor. Marvel hide caption

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In 'Iron Man 3,' A Metalhead Gets The Blues

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The Broadway musical Matilda put NPR's Bob Mondello in mind of two other big-budget tuners with plucky kids at the center of the action — and got him thinking about what these shows say about their eras. Joan Marcus hide caption

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On Broadway, One Runt To Rule Them All

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Veteran magician Ricky Jay reveals much about himself in a new documentary on his life of deception. His card-trick techniques? That may be another story. Kino Lorber hide caption

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Digging Into Ricky Jay's 'Deceptive' Card Tricks

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The paying and collecting of taxes might not be the sexiest plot point in an industry that depends on sizzle. But that doesn't mean revenuers haven't made their mark on screen. Airyelf/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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On The Big Screen, The Tax Guy Can Be Your Buddy

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Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) acknowledges the crowd in 42. Warner Bros hide caption

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Earnest '42' Buffs Up A Golden Baseball Moment

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When Kit (Martin Sheen) meets young Holly (Sissy Spacek), it's a match made in cinematic heaven. The pairing of the young couple in Badlands was the beginning of prolific careers for both actors. The Criterion Collection hide caption

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Home Video Review: 'Badlands'

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Jean (Vincent Rottiers) assists his ailing father, the artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet), in his studio on the French Riviera. Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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A Film So Sumptuous, 'Renoir' Himself Might Have Helped Out

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As embattled, closeted lawyer Andrew Beckett, Tom Hanks brought gay rights to trial in 1993's Philadelphia. Bureau L.A. Collection / Corbis hide caption

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Hollywood's History Of Putting Gay Rights On Trial

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The prehistoric family in The Croods takes a visually stunning but comically tired road trip in the latest outing from DreamWorks Animation. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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'The Croods': 3-D Cartoon Cavemen For The Whole Family

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