Movie review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a game-changer

Movie review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a game-changer

#MINDBLOWN. That’s how you’ll feel watching the audacious “Avengers: Infinity War,” as the masterminds at Marvel culminate 10 years and 19 films of narrative foreplay into a single over-stuffed superhero orgy. Simply put, this “Avengers” is in full-on beast mode, with the filmmakers refusing to back off the gas for 156 thrill-packed minutes. Once you pick your jaw up from the floor, there’s much to process. Except, the vow of secrecy we critics must take…

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Movie review: Charlize Theron delivers in pregnancy drama ‘Tully’

Movie review: Charlize Theron delivers in pregnancy drama ‘Tully’

Unless you’re Kate Middleton strolling out of hospital wearing spike heels and sporting a fresh blowout a mere six hours after giving birth, motherhood is messy. And so is the matriarchal madness of “Tully.” It’s a comedy. It’s a drama. It’s a cautionary tale. It’s a mental health allegory. It’s up, it’s down. It’s happy, it’s sad. It’s all over the place — just like motherhood. In it, Charlize Theron plays the ultimate oxymoron: Harried…

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Summer movies: What movies to watch for (and buy tickets to) this summer

Summer movies: What movies to watch for (and buy tickets to) this summer

When the workday, better yet the workweek, is done, most of us want to get away from it all, even if only for a couple of hours. The most popular method of escaping from reality is entertainment. But most of it is so darn expensive. Of the big four diversions: Sports events, live theater, live music, and movies, that last one is still the biggest bargain. Yet the price of admission keeps going up. According…

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HBO’s Andre the Giant documentary stands tall

HBO’s Andre the Giant documentary stands tall

The filmmakers behind this HBO documentary, which begins airing on April 10 at 10 p.m. (ET), really wanted to get the story right. But it’s about professional wrestling, and one of its major stars. Wrestling is a sport that, while featuring remarkable athletes performing astounding feats — just about all of them carefully choreographed — is brimming with mythology, with tales about those performers that could never be true. Andre the Giant was a prime…

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Movie review: Silence is golden in ‘A Quiet Place’

Movie review: Silence is golden in ‘A Quiet Place’

“A Quiet Place” is a taut, disturbing apocalyptic thriller with one of the best premises I’ve seen in a horror movie. It’s about a family living in utter silence in order to survive a gangly praying-mantis-like monster that hunts by sound. “Stay Silent, Stay Alive,” warns the daily paper. But this movie isn’t your typical jump-scare fare. John Krasinski — pulling triple duty as director, co-writer and star — has more on his mind. In…

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