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Full re­views of th­ese films have been posted on­line at la­­ter­tain­ment/ movies/re­views: “Live From New York!”: Doc­u­men­tary about “Satur­day Night Live” de­liv­ers hu­mor and nos­tal­gia but misses so much else. Ver­dict: In­sub­stan­tial. “Redeemer”: A Chilean vig­i­lante metes jus­tice with fists, knives, guns, bro­ken bot­tles, base­ball bats, com­bi­na­tion pli­ers and boat pro­pel­lers. “Un­for­tu­nately for English speak­ers,” re­viewer Martin Tsai writes of the subti­tled Span­ish-lan­guage film, “noth­ing here is lost in trans­la­tion. Ev­ery­thing is ex­actly as lame as it sounds.”

“Eli Roth Presents the Stranger”: Dull scenes and clunky dia­logue bog down this vam­pire flick from the co-writer of Roth’s “The Green In­ferno.” “Love at First Fight”: A French im­port with some pluses: strong leads, in­trigu­ing char­ac­ters for a rom-com (in­clud­ing Made­line, who’s pre­par­ing for army boot camp). But, oh, the mi­nuses: weird twists, somber turns and pac­ing prob­lems. “The Cain Com­plex”: Michael Recht­shaf­fen’s re­view opens with, “It’s not ev­ery day you get to see a sa­tani­cre­venge home-in­va­sion mar­tial-arts thriller ...” and it’s all down­hill from there. This “heavy-handed howler” is a “crass, cloven-hoofed ‘Home Alone’ ” whose direc­tor cast him­self, his wife and his kids.

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