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new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘The A-Team,’ ‘The Karate Kid,’ ‘Letters to Juliet,’ ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE The A-Team: A stirring drama of wrongly convicted patriots who get mad and kick some ass. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The A-Team (1983-1987): The entire series is newly available in a cool new box set. • The Great Escape (1963): This Steve McQueen military classic … more…

trailer break: ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I just love saying “Antoine Fuqua.” That is the best name ever. “Antoine Fuqua.” And it sounds even better when trailer announcers say it. Why didn’t the trailer guy here say it? “From Antoine Fuqua, the director of Training Day.” How could they pass that up? Anyway, … more…

Training Day (review)

It takes a wolf to catch a wolf, says Los Angeles narcotics detective Alonzo Harris. All us little sheep need a wolf on our side to protect us from the other wolves. But shouldn’t we be afraid that “our” wolf might turn on us one day, and even if he doesn’t and keeps the dangerous wolves at bay, isn’t it only wolves who win in the end?