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'Ted 2' Movie Review — Critics blew snob snot all over Seth MacFarlane's in 2012, claiming to be above the vulgar antics of a teddy bear, voiced by director and co-writer MacFarlane, talking shit to his real-life Boston buddy John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg). Audiences made Ted one of the highest-grossing R-rated comedies ever.

7 Best Movies of 2015 So Far — Where did the time go? The first six months of the movie year have rushed by resulting in the biggest movie opening of all-time (Jurassic World ), two smash sequels (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7 ), successful crapola (Fifty Shades of Grey, San Andreas ) and fat flops from first-rate filmmakers - the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending, Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, Neill Blomkamp's Cameron Crowe's and Michael Mann's Which begs the question: Has 2015 produced any movies so far that could be fairly categorized as award-caliber or memorably good?

Inside Out (2015) | Fandango

'Inside Out' Movie Review — An 11-year-old girl wrestles with the bickering emotions inside her head. It sounds like a therapy session. Instead, Pixar's 15th feature is another landmark, an unmissable film triumph that raises the bar on what animation can do and proves that live action doesn't have dibs on cinematic art.

Jurassic World (2015) | Fandango

'Jurassic World' Movie Review — It's not the cynical, cash-in cheesefest you feared. OK, Jurassic World is a little of that. But this state-of-the-art dino epic is also more than a blast of rumbling, roaring, "did you effing see that!" fun. It's got a wicked streak of subversive attitude that goes by the name of Colin Trevorrow.

'San Andreas' Movie Review — An earthquake wipes out a fat chunk of California in San Andreas, but that's nothing compared to the destruction rained down on your brain cells by this movie's idiotically hilarious dialogue. Hell, I'm as up as the next guy for a dumb summer epic with special effects that fire up audiences to unzip and say, "Blow me."

'Pitch Perfect 2' Movie Review | Rolling Stone — There's no effing fun in a summer where you can't sing along with the Barden Bellas. So thank the aca-gods for Pitch Perfect 2, a spirited sequel to the surprise 2012 smash that showed the fictional Barden U. that an a cappella talent contest was not just a dude's game.

Mad Max: Fury Road — How to describe the brutal and brilliant cinematic fireball that director George Miller hurls at us in Mad Max: Fury Road? Try hell on wheels, given the vehicular obsession that drives the film. It's been 30 years since Miller, 70, moved on from the Mad Max trilogy that starred Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, a road warrior seeking vengeance for his murdered family.

Avengers: Age of Ultron — Captain America actually says "shit." You heard me. "Language," scolds Iron Man, who can't hide his glee at seeing the Cap, a flag-wearing Greatest Generation war hero, dent his tightass image. You won't have more fun anywhere than losing your shit at Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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Jun 03, 2015

@MarkRuffalo Big Thnx 4 killer good Q&A w me & audience after NY Film Critics screening of 'Infinitely Polar Bear.' Rock on, indie soldier.

Jun 03, 2015

To irked film critics appalled at the ignorant, horny, soulless, male narcissists of ‘Entourage’: Hello, it’s Hollywood, not Tomorrowland.

Apr 04, 2015

Furious 7's Jordana Brewster shares memories with me about the series & the late Paul Walker.

Mar 27, 2015

RT @emmyrossum: So @petertravers gets the real me. What scares me most about #Fiona, the real reason I got #Phantom & @meghan_trainor http:…

Mar 22, 2015

Congrats! RT @judyblume: Husb did 1st sprint triathlon. Was oldest person entered. Finished with medal. #nevertoolate

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