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Updated at 5:34 PM

Superhero movies have become staid, derivative and devoid of purpose, a malady that reached its nadir with the stultifying “Batman v Superman.” Like the aged, limp-hitting New York Yankees, the genre desperately needs new blood. A spark. A beating heart. Or, so you would think. Turns out it’s a nearly 100-year-old man leaping to the rescue. And his name is Steve Rogers; or, as you probably know him best, Captain America.

Updated at 4:44 PM

A good question on the popularity of British actor Tom Hiddleston is where do most people know him from. These days it’s probably a tie between him playing the evil Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (“Thor” and “Avengers” movies) and being the...

Updated May 4, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Wait a minute. This really shouldn’t have the words “Captain America” in the title. Sure, he’s one of the leads in it and, in fact, is one of the two main characters (the other being Iron Man), but it really should have been called “The Avengers:...

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Leave it to Asghar Farhadi to pull back the chador on Iranian society, and do it with style and substance. “Fireworks Wednesday,” the latest from the Iranian wunderkind, was made 10 years ago but plays like new with its timeless scenes of marital...

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” tells the fictionalized true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a brilliant unschooled mathematician whose work changed the field. Let me stop you before you say “A Beautiful Mind” or “The Imitation Game.” This biopic, from...

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Watching two black cats chasing a kitten might not sound like a recipe for laughs, but in the hands of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele it’s pretty funny. Well, at least most of the time.

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

You might think you’re good at counting cliches, but you’ll want to bring along a pocket calculator if you want to keep track of them in “Mother’s Day.” This is the third entry in what’s become director Garry Marshall’s series of holiday-titled and...

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Nitpickers could have a field day with this down-home little British import. Along with the main storyline, there are side-plots galore. Some of them aren’t developed or thought through enough, others involve illogical decisions, others would have...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Once upon a time in a land of unnecessary sequels there lived a movie that melded “Frozen,” “Game of Thrones” and a dash of “Lord of the Rings” into a beast called “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.”

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 2:01 AM

It’s a coming of age story that’s sweet and funny, with a sadness lingering in the background; the young actors are mostly unknowns; it’s a musical (sorta); the soundtrack features lots of ’80s pop songs (“Town Called Malice,” “Rio,” “Maneater”)...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 2:01 AM

If you have any doubt that Elvis Presley once visited the White House and wrangled an almost hour-long visit with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, go to Google, type “Elvis Nixon photo,” and the truth, in all of its un-Photoshopped glory,...

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