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Critics in Love-Hate War Over Ted 2

Some say it's hilarious, others couldn't stand it

(Newser) - A court declares a 2-foot-tall talking teddy bear is, um, not human. So starts Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2, in which Ted and his faithful buddy John recruit a pot-smoking lawyer to plead his case while cracking jokes about black penises. What do critics have to say?
  • Will everyone love
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'Astonishing' Inside Out Is the 'Reason Pixar Exists'

Latest 'gem' brings studio out of a rut: critics

(Newser) - Emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust must strike a balance in the mind of 11-year-old Riley as she adjusts to a new city and school in Disney and Pixar's Inside Out. With a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , the flick seems destined to become a classic. Here's... More »

It's No Park, but Jurassic World Still Charms

The dinosaurs are a sight to be seen, Chris Pratt isn't bad either

(Newser) - The latest, long-awaited installment in the Jurassic Park saga is here. This time, characters played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard watch as the genetically-modified dinosaur Indominus rex is unleashed on the park; destruction, of course, is inevitable. Here's what critics are saying:
  • "You can't experience
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Spy Might Be McCarthy's Best Yet

Melissa McCarthy brings 'infectious' laughs

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy stars as a desk-bound CIA agent who heads into the field to seek out revenge for a lost comrade in Spy. As the flick comes from writer-director Paul Feig of Bridesmaids , you won't be surprised to find a female-centric cast. But do they bring the laughs?
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Aloha Stinks of 'Flop Sweat'

All-star cast can't save a messy script: critics

(Newser) - An all-star cast of Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, and Bill Murray comes together in Aloha, a love-triangle romantic comedy set in, you guessed it, Hawaii. But that all-star cast wasn't enough to win over most critics:
  • "Aloha is a marshmallow of a film: soft on the
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Tomorrowland Is a Beautiful, Flawed Adventure

Critics split on sci-fi flick with impressive visuals

(Newser) - Hope is pitted against doom in Disney's Tomorrowland, a sci-fi flick about a girl who finds a magic pin that takes her to a kind of utopian world at risk alongside a ravaged Earth. From animation marvel Brad Bird, it stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and some impressive young... More »

Mad Max Is Epic, 'Boldly Feminist' Joyride

We may have a new action classic on our hands: critics

(Newser) - Well, this is an, um, interesting change of pace: Men's rights activists are up in arms over Mad Max: Fury Road, claiming the flick is feminist propaganda. One well-known blog is calling for a boycott, according to the Hollywood Reporter , but critics' reviews aren't likely to keep audiences... More »

Hot Pursuit 'Not in Any Way Worth Watching'

Critics slam this buddy comedy as unfunny, lazy, offensive

(Newser) - Any shot Hot Pursuit had at becoming this summer's hottest comedy has flown out the window thanks to what can only be described as some of the worst reviews we've seen in a while. The flick starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara has managed just a 7% approval... More »

Avengers 2 Is 'Jaunty Good Fun'

Characters, comedy make this flick an 'amusing' sequel

(Newser) - The superheroes are back for round two in Avengers: Age of Ultron, following 2012's well-reviewed original . If you're expecting just another action flick, you may be in for a surprise. Here's what critics are saying:
  • "As he did in the first Avengers, writer-director Joss Whedon avoids
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Cobain Documentary 'Brilliant,' 'Uncomfortable'

Director Brett Morgen probes the man behind the myth

(Newser) - It's pretty much unanimous: Critics are in love with Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the documentary produced by Cobain's daughter , which hits theaters today before premiering on HBO next month. With interviews from his parents, Courtney Love, and more, it offers an intimate look at the star who... More »

Mall Cop 2 'Painfully Unfunny'

It indicates a Dark Age of US comedy: critic

(Newser) - Kevin James' rent-a-cop moves from a suburban shopping mall to a Las Vegas casino in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the sequel to the 2009 flick that topped the box office . Sadly, critics are wishing James never hopped back on the Segway. Here's what they're saying:
  • The first
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Kristen Stewart Truly Wows in Clouds of Sils Maria

Critics agree: She deserved that French Cesar

(Newser) - An established actress rehearses for a role as an older woman, opposite a young starlet, with help from her assistant in Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Kristen Stewart, respectively. Stewart has already made history with her performance, but what do critics have to say?... More »

Paul Walker Gets Worthy Farewell in Furious 7

Flick is a thrill ride, even with the confusing plot

(Newser) - There's a somber feeling attached to the seventh Fast & Furious flick following Paul Walker's death in the middle of filming. With help from his brothers and plenty of CGI, moviemakers managed to not only finish the movie, but honor their fallen comrade in the process. Here's... More »

Get Hard 'Feels Like a Life Sentence'

Unfunny flick isn't quite the satire it aims to be: critics

(Newser) - Will Ferrell's latest comedy about a wealthy white guy who enlists a law-abiding black man to help him prepare for life in prison is proving more controversial than his usual work. With accusations that Get Hard is homophobic and racist, Ferrell defends the flick to the AP , noting he... More »

Insurgent Bests Divergent, Still Not Great

Doesn't hold a candle to Hunger Games : critics

(Newser) - If you liked the first installment of the Divergent series, based on the books by Veronica Roth, you'll probably like the latest addition. Audiences are giving it a 72% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , but critics are less impressed. Some say it's better than the first flick, but... More »

Magical Cinderella 'Sparkles'

New fairy tale flick updates story, stays true to original

(Newser) - There are sure to be a few people buying tickets to Cinderella this weekend simply to see Frozen Fever , which precedes it. If they stick around after the short, though, they might just witness a little magic courtesy of Cate Blanchett, Lily James, and Richard Madden. Here's what critics... More »

Recycled Chappie Belongs in 'Scrap Heap'

Critics bash Neill Blomkamp's robot flick as copycat, failure

(Newser) - Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, and Hugh Jackman star in Chappie, a film about a former police robot that develops the ability to think and feel and becomes the face of a revolution. According to critics, it's all a little too familiar. Here's what they're saying:
  • "Chappie,
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Will Smith Is Back in Focus

Smith, Margot Robbie charm in film that lacks sense: critics

(Newser) - Will Smith stars as Nicky, an established con man who takes on a new apprentice, Australian newcomer Margot Robbie's Jess, in Focus. They both love the con game, but who's playing who? Here's what critics are saying:
  • Richard Corliss at Time is a fan. "The mix
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Hot Tub 2 Is 'the Turd in the Jacuzzi'

Lazy sequel is unfunny, stupid: critics

(Newser) - Minus John Cusack, the gang from Hot Tub Time Machine is back for an equally ridiculous sequel in which the men hunt for a time traveler from 2025 who attempted to kill Lou, played by Rob Corddry. Its 14% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes is pretty bleak. Here'... More »

Fifty Shades More Snoozefest Than Sexy

Critics rip apart Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey

(Newser) - The wait is over for EL James fans who've pined three long years for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele to get it on on the big screen. But audiences are giving Fifty Shades of Grey just a 57% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , and critics are even less impressed:... More »

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