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Movie review: 'The Shallows' is cheesy summer fun

Every summer needs a movie that's as sun-drenched and easy-breezy as "The Shallows," the Blake Lively vehicle that pits surfer vs. shark. On a triple digit day, you won't be sorry to duck into this quick 87-minute caper of bikini-clad aquatic peril that's just silly enough to be the perfect summer thriller. But this woman against nature tale is more than just escapism, as it's got some great tips for any beach adventurer. Here are Top Five Tips for Battling Sharks From "The Shallows."

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Movie review: McConaughey's 'Free State of Jones' a gripping, frustrating Civil War drama

In so many Civil War-era photographs, a bone-weariness of spirit, coupled with a kind of faraway intensity, lurks in the soldiers' eyes. Plenty of actors can fake that sort of thing, but Matthew McConaughey really does have it. He looks right and convincing in a period drama such as "Free State of Jones," the historical biography, equal parts intrigue and frustration, written and directed by Gary Ross.

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"The BFG," a Steven Spielberg film for Walt Disney Pictures, is based on Roald Dahl’s book published in 1982. The movie will be in theaters Friday, July 1.
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