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Movie review: Comedy about improv among the year’s best

Here are the three rules of improv as established by the Commune, the fictional improv troupe in Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice,” one of the funniest, warmest and best movies of the year:
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Other new movie releases for the weekend of August 26

Other new movie releases for the weekend of August 26
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Movie review: ‘Hands of Stone’ weighed down with too many real-life subplots

OK, let me get the boxing metaphors out of my system. The Roberto Durán biopic “Hands of Stone” is really quite punchy. It’s light on its feet and dances around the ring, but ultimately it goes down in a split decision.
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Movie review: ‘Don’t Breathe’ has great tension but can’t overcome weakness

Let’s just say for the record, I was a huge fan of director Fede Alvarez’s divisive 2013 reboot of Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead.” It was imaginative and moved far enough away from the original to make direct comparison near impossible (in a good way).
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