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Short Redhead Reel Reviews date from 1986 to present. This main page lists the five most recent film reviews. To view a complete list of all films reviewed this month, see Previous Reviews on the right.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Infinitely Polar Bear
  R   2015
  When his ambitious, desperate wife (Zoe Saldana) receives a scholarship to attend the MBA business program at Columbia University in New York City in order to eventually provide for her family in this down-to-earth, touching, well-acted, 90-minute film, her eccentric husband (Mark Ruffalo) who is afflicted with bipolar disorder reluctantly must step up to the plate as he struggles to care for their two daughters (Imogene Wolodarsky and Ashley Aufderheide) in Boston in 1978.

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Magic Mike XXL
  R   2015
  Risqué, unevenly paced, entertaining, star-studded (Jada Pinkett Smith, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Andie MacDowell Amber Heard, Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss, Michael Strahan, and Gabriel Iglesias), 115-minute sequel to the 2012 Magic Mike in which a furniture design business owner(Channing Tatum) in Tampa joins four hunky best friends (Joe Manganiello, Matt Boner, Adam Rodriguez, and Kevin Nash) on a last hurrah as male entertainers at a convention in Myrtle Beach.

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Overnight, The
  R   2015
  After a happily married couple (Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling) moves from Seattle to Los Angeles with their son (R. J. Hermes) in this risqué, intermittently funny, quirky, 90-minute comedy dotted with explicit nudity, they end up being invited to the home of an oddball couple (Jason Schwartzman) and Judith Godrèche), who also have a young son (Max Moritt), where the evening gets even more strange as the night wears on.

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Terminator Genisys
  PG-13   2015
  Nonstop action, terrific special effects, and witty humor dominate this entertaining, fast-paced, 3D, stat-studded (J. K. Simons, Courtney B. Vance, Byung-hun Lee, and Sandrine Holt), 125-minute, sci-fi film in which a military sergeant (Jai Courtney) travels back in time from a ravaged, machine-ruled world in 2029 to 1984 and then to 2017 where he teams up in the two timelines with a woman (Emilia Clarke) and her android protector (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to stop a lethal, morphing robot (Jason Clarke) from launching Skynet to control the world.

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Max
  PG   2015
  After a Marine (Robbie Arnell) is killed in the Middle East in this gut-wrenching, heartwarming, family-friendly, inspirational, 111-minute, adventure film, his rebellious younger brother (Josh Wiggins), who lives with his parents (Lauren Graham and Thomas Haden Church) in Texas, reluctantly takes his brother’s grieving German shepherd service dog under his wing, and when a dishonorably discharged Marine (Luke Kleintank) gets involved in criminal activity and threatens the lives of his two best friends (Mia Xitlali and Degon LaQuake) and his family, the faithful canine comes to the rescue.


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