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Review: “The World’s End”

“Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” were cleverly referential, skillfully made comedies, but the final installment in Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost’s so-called Cornetto Trilogy, “The World’s End,” is in another league because it adds a rich human element to the equation. There’s plenty of the previous fun—popular allusions and action tomfoolery—but …

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Review: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

With “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” Peter Jackson triumphantly returns to the franchise that made him one of Hollywood’s most powerful directors. The strengths and weaknesses are largely the same as those of his “Lord of the Rings” films, though “The Hobbit” differs in that it features a simpler, smaller story. This shift in scope …

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