Movie review

‘Magic Mike XXL’ is short on plot, long on beefcake

From left: Stephen Boss, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum, and Adam Rodriguez in “Magic Mike XXL.”

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The sequel to the 2012 male-stripper movie is missing the original director, half the original cast, a plot, a script, and most of the wit.

Emilia Clarke (left) and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a scene from “Terminator: Genisys.”

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Robotic leads, convoluted plot weigh down latest ‘Terminator’

“Terminator: Genisys” is a brain-cramp disguised as a summer blockbuster. It’s entertaining but, more often than not, simply exhausting.

Pixar Jesse face rigging interactive.

Pixar and the algorithms behind the art

Since every Pixar movie consists of computer-generated animation, every Pixar movie is an act of science.

Maya Forbes’s semi-autobiographical movie stars Mark Ruffalo as a man afflicted, like her father, with bipolar disorder.

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Her bipolar inspiration was messy, not quirky

Maya Forbes, the author and director of of the semi-autobiographical “Infinitely Polar Bear,” and Mark Ruffalo talk about the movie.

H.R. Giger in Belinda Sallin’s documentary “Dark Star,” filmed at Giger’s home in Zurich.

Nothing inhuman was alien to H.R. Giger

In her documentary “Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World,” Swiss filmmaker Belinda Sallin entered the belly of the beast.

Journalist Safa Al Ahmad filming for “Frontline: The Fight for Yemen.”

doc talk | Peter Keough

Wiseman campaigning to finance his 40th documentary

Zipporah Films has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Wiseman’s 40th documentary, “In Jackson Heights.”

Adam Scott (left) and Taylor Schilling play LA newbies who meet the self-proclaimed “mayor of the neighborhood” (Jason Schwartzman) at the local playground

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Oddball bonding in ‘Overnight’

A comedy about a pair of strait-laced young parents sharing a long, increasingly bizarre dinner and aftermath with a hipster mom and dad.

Félix De Givry in “Eden.”

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‘Eden’ looks at the life and times of a Parisian DJ

You don’t have to love music to be carried away by Mia Hansen-Løve’s dip into a two-decade old stream-of-consciousness.

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‘Ted 2’: He’s still not your average bear

Seth MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed teddy bear returns for more of the same.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/big-game-BIGGAME_Still11_rgb.jpg Finnish boy assists US president in action-packed ‘Big Game’

When a US president is nefariously waylaid en route to Helsinki, an adolescent Finnish boy has to play action hero.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ALC_034511427761026.jpg ‘A Little Chaos’ shows disorder in the court

“A Little Chaos” is engrossing and entertaining if sometimes trite and manipulative and totally bogus.

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Love, optimism, and aspiration in ‘The World of Apu’

“The World of Apu” is the final film in a trilogy that is one of the greatest achievements in cinema.

In “Max,” Justin (Josh Wiggins) is left his brother’s military service dog, Max, to take care of.

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‘Max’ reworks boy-with-dog story

The traditional boy-and-his-dog story gets an infusion of contemporary issues in this film about a military service canine.

Robert Gustafsson and Iwar Wiklander in “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.”

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How do you say silly in Swedish?

A kooky film about a centenarian who flees a nursing home was a huge hit in Sweden, but gets lost in translation.

summer movieS preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/01/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/mi5-c290c[1].jpg Summer movie forecast: lots of heroes

As always, the comic book blockbusters are coming out to play. But the heroes this summer come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors.

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summer arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Sandcastle%20fin2_150-3748.jpg The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/APURSANSAR005508_kr_lo.jpg Four-star reviews by the Globe

Films given four-star reviews by Globe critics Ty Burr, Janice Page, and Peter Keough and the former Globe critic Wesley Morris.