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300: Rise of an Empire A belated 3-D sequel to the 2006 action hit that pioneered a new genre: Ancient Bro History. Athenian hero Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) tries to keep the Persians at bay while whipping the fractious Greek city-states into, you know, a nation. Pretty ridiculous, but Eva Green is gloriously mean as Persian naval commander Artemisia. (102 min., R)

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