Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy

From left: Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Dave Bautista as Drax, and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

Film Frame (c) Marvel 2014

“Guardians of the Galaxy” introduces to the screen the latest batch of Marvel superheroes.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/fluffy150-6498.jpg ‘The Fluffy Movie’ just isn’t very funny

The movie is a documentary about comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in performance.

James Brown on the screen was something to see

As we prepare to watch Chadwick Boseman portray James Brown in “Get on Up,” here’s a playlist of some of the late soul dynamo’s best performances.

CINEMANIA

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AP3701010773.jpg Happy birthday to them

Five movies with birthday scenes that are memorable, if not necessarily for the right reasons.

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In ‘Lucy,’ a heroine’s brain fires on all cylinders

Scarlett Johansson takes command — and then some.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AMWM-01256.jpg Hoffman shines in ‘A Most Wanted Man’

The adaption of John le Carré’s best-selling novel is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last leading role before his death.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/000036.2776.Hellion_still3_JoshWiggins__byBrettPawlak_2013-11-27_05-49-17PM.jpg In ‘Hellion,’ a different sort of boyhood

Kat Candler’s film, however heartfelt and well-intended, just doesn’t measure up.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/020_aIO_01726.jpg The eyes have it — or do they? — in ‘I Origins’

Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey star in the cerebral sci-fi thriller.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/H-02059R.jpg Winking ‘Hercules’ is an epic deconstruction

Just when you think this version of “Hercules” will exceed in fatuousness Harlin’s debacle, a voice interrupts: “What a load!” And so it proves to be.

Rating the movies of 2014

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/movies-1-6324--90x90.jpg The best movies of the year so far?

Since 2014 is shaping up to be a strong year, it seems sensible to take a half-time breather and quantify the year’s best films to date.

Four stars go to...

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/17kapps1--90x90.jpg Four-star reviews by the Globe

Films given four-star reviews by Globe critics Ty Burr and Janice Page, and the former Globe critic Wesley Morris since 2012.

What to see this summer

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/03/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/DF-13641_r--90x90.jpg Summer movie releases

The emphasis on comedy in this summer’s offerings is cheering in more ways than one. Here’s hoping this summer delivers.

Movie capsules

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AMWM-01225.jpg Short reviews of what’s in theaters

A snapshot of recent Globe reviews of movies in the theaters.

Movie review archive

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ee5d83092b1b468b8f5a3e482f7156b6-ee5d83092b1b468b8f5a3e482f7156b6-0--90x90.jpg In case you missed it

Looking for past movie reviews? This sortable table will help you catch up on Globe reviews not to be missed.