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Andy Nyman plays a skeptical professor in the amusing “Ghost Stories,” which he co-directed. (Courtesy IFC Midnight)

Spooky fun in ‘Ghost Stories’

Those seeking big-time scares or dazzling effects won’t find them in “Ghost…


Tina Fey and Martin Freeman appear in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures)

Tina Fey can’t save ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

A bored news writer finds fulfillment as a war reporter in “Whiskey…


COURTESY WARNER BROS. PICTURESFans will find "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" to be a fine conclusion to the film trilogy based on  J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed fantasy.

Hard 'Hobbit' to break

Thus it ends, and as the title suggests, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit:…