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Review: 'April'

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Debuting helmer Konstantin Murzenko sets up a routine-looking hired-killer plotline but then neatly turns the Russian mob movie genre on its ear with unexpectedly sustained doses of sly wit and…

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Review: 'The Slurb'

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A glossy kidpic in which the prank-loving title creature (a Speckled Little Unidentified Redheaded Being) teaches a stodgy umbrella designer to loosen up, "The Slurb" has enough German backdrop to be…

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Review: 'About a Boy'

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Hugh Grant is both the strongest and the weakest component of "About a Boy," a pic version of British author Nick Hornby's 1998 bestseller that can't decide whether it's a romantic comedy in Working…

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Review: 'Big Trouble'

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A genially amusing ensemble farce that doesn't quite achieve enough momentum for liftoff, "Big Trouble" is an easy-to-take, easier-to-forget trifle that, unfortunately, likely will be best remembered…

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Review: 'Swing'

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A last-summer, coming-of-age movie dressed up as a gypsy jazz guitar fest, "Swing" is a charming slip of a movie that's a relief after helmer Tony Gatlif's increasingly operatic tributes to Romany…

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