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This photo provided by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows, Olivia Cooke, left, as Rachel and Thomas Mann as Greg in "Me and Earl and The Dying Girl."  (Anne Marie Fox/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Set in Pittsburgh, the city where all misfit youths come of age (see: “Wonder Boys,” ”The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” ”Adventureland,” etc.), and based on a book of the same name, this is the tale of a high school senior who befriends a girl dying of leukemia.


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From left, Jerry Ferrara as Turtle, Kevin Connolly as Eric, Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama and Adrian Grenier as Vince in "Entourage.” Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

When you pay for HBO like I did for many years, you can end up with a strange sense of entitlement. No fourth season of “Deadwood”? Outrageous. No second season for “John From Cincinnati”? Unfathomable. Perhaps that final shot of Tony Soprano cutting to black opened a Pandora’s box of wish fulfillment when it comes […]


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This photo provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows Bradley Cooper, left, and Rachel McAdams in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Aloha." The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 29, 2015. (Neal Preston/Sony Pictures Entertainment via AP)

Cameron Crowe loves a good failure story, and specifically what happens after a disastrous fall from the top. If Crowe were a character in his own film, the fiasco of “Aloha,” and nearly all of his post-“Almost Famous” movies, would provide the perfect intro. Unfortunately, “Aloha” is not part of some larger redemption narrative for […]


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This photo released by Disney shows, from left, George Clooney, as Frank Walker, Britt Robertson as Casey, and Raffey Cassidy as Athena, in a scene from Disney's "Tomorrowland."  The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.  (Film Frame/Disney via AP)

There’s a lot to like about Disney’s “Tomorrowland.” It’s got George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, robots and explosions, a positive message, and it puts the fate of the future in the hands of two smart young girls. Still, it’s hard to say exactly who the audience is for this packed-to-the-brim, sci-fi/action-adventure/family romp. The story is […]


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