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The Tree of Life

The latest work from notoriously deliberative writer/director Terrence Malick (“The New World”) is, by turns, ambitious and audacious, bold and bewildering. Not many pictures are so adventurous, pretentious and/or flatout ballsy — take your pick — as to interrupt its principal story to reveal the origin of the cosmos, but “Tree” does just that. It


Still, he has room to grow, and a need for a script that’s up to snuff. Yet another entry in the bad-ass column for Liam Neeson — not a complaint, mind you — “Unknown” explores what happens when his Dr. Harris lands in Berlin for a biotech conference with his wife (January Jones), gets in

Jane Eyre

Starring Mia Wasikowska (“The Kids Are All Right”) as Jane, and Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) as Rochester, this new version emphasizes the novel’s Gothic elements: gloom, melancholy, suspicion and someone creeping through the halls of Thornfield Manor after dark. Director Cary Fukunaga (“Sin Nombre”) and screenwriter Moira Buffini (“Tamara Drewe”) provide an intensity of emotion


The studio’s latest been-there-done-that computer-generated cash cow is “Megamind.” Like the “Shrek” franchise, it features a bad guy who isn’t a villain so much as a misunderstood lug. Like the “Madagascar” movies, it often confuses wit with frenetic montages in which creatures dance, dance, dance. Like “Monsters vs. Aliens,” it offers characters only as memorable

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