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Real Superman

Real Superman

Henry Cavill dons the red cape of Superman in "Man of Steel."

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No. 7: 'Man of Steel' with $11.4 million (last week No. 5)

No. 7: 'Man of Steel' with $11.4 million (last week No. 5)

No. 7: 'Man of Steel' with $11.4 million (last week No. 5) -- Kevin Costner, left, has the role of Superman's adoptive father, Jonathan Kent, and Dylan Sprayberry is Clark Kent at 13 in "Man of Steel." Clark's formative childhood with his Earth parents is shown in flashbacks.

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Superman competent, but no fun

Superman competent, but no fun

Films based on Marvel comic books, such as "Iron Man 3," have generated 47 percent more in U.S. box-office sales on average than DC Comics movies.

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Superman competent, but no fun

Superman competent, but no fun

This Superman settles scores. And takes his shirt off.

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'Playroom' a place of family's malaise

The split-level house of American dreams and boomer memories probably has never been used so evocatively or been as central to a movie as it is in "The Playroom." In the 1975-set coming-of-age drama - a kids'-eye view of adult malaise - that house is essentially a character, showcasing the g…

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'Goon' rude, crude, funny - if head-trauma stuff is overlooked

'Goon' rude, crude, funny - if head-trauma stuff is overlooked

Liev Schreiber, left, and Seann William Scott duke it out in "Goon," a blood-spattered portrait of the hockey enforcer - the player whose sole job is to intimidate the opposing team.

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'Goon' rude, crude, funny - if head-trauma stuff is overlooked

'Goon' rude, crude, funny - if head-trauma stuff is overlooked

Seann William Scott's character in "Goon," an infectiously appealing comedy about an ice hockey enforcer, is the anti-Steve Stifler, a sweetly puppylike opposite of the vulgar, sex-obsessed jock Scott made famous in the "American Pie" movies. His performance as Doug Glatt - a polite, slightl…

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Disney's 'Chimpanzee' entertaining, informative

Disney's 'Chimpanzee' entertaining, informative

Disney's "Chimpanzee" is a gorgeous and technically dazzling look inside the world of chimpanzees.

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Disney's 'Chimpanzee' entertaining, informative

Disney's 'Chimpanzee' entertaining, informative

The Disney Earth Day offering shows chimpanzees using tools, nurturing, organizing and hunting.

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Disney's 'Chimpanzee' entertaining, informative

Disney's 'Chimpanzee' entertaining, informative

Disney's 2012 movie offering for Earth Day is a gorgeous and technically dazzling look inside the world of chimpanzees - their use of tools, their nurturing instincts, their means of organization during fights and hunts for smaller monkeys, whom they sometimes eat.

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