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All hail the women of summer

Blanchett in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”

Wait, that’s not how it’s supposed to go, is it? The period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is when the boys get to run riot at the nation’s movie theaters, blowing things up, wrestling each other down, trading high-fives amid the rubble of the planet they’ve just saved once again.

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