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1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies* (Warner Bros.)

2. Exodus: Gods and Kings* (20th Century Fox)

3. Unbroken* (Universal)

4. Into the Woods (Disney)

5. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb* (20th Century Fox)

6. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

7. Penguins of Madagascar* (20th Century Fox)

8. Annie (Sony)

9. Horrible Bosses 2 (Warner Bros.)

10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Lionsgate)

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1. Exodus: Gods and Kings* (20th Century Fox)

2. Penguins of Madagascar* (20th Century Fox)

3. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb* (20th Century Fox)

4. Vice (Lionsgate)

5. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

6. Annie (Sony)

7. Horrible Bosses 2 (Warner Bros.)

8. Top Five (Paramount)

9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Lionsgate)

10. Foxcatcher (Sony)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

Published in Video Top 10

1. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb* (20th Century Fox)

2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Lionsgate)

3. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

4. Horrible Bosses 2* (Warner Bros.)

5. Dumb and Dumber To (Universal)

6. The Captive (Lionsgate)

7. Birdman (20th Century Fox)

8. Foxcatcher (Sony)

9. Dracula: Untold (Universal)

10. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (Disney)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

Published in Video Top 10

1. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

2. Horrible Bosses 2* (Warner Bros.)

3. Dumb and Dumber To* (Universal)

4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Lionsgate)

5. Foxcatcher (Sony)

6. Birdman* (20th Century Fox)

7. The Captive (Lionsgate)

8. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (Disney)

9. Dracula: Untold (Universal)

10. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

Published in Video Top 10

1. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

2. Horrible Bosses 2* (Warner Bros.)

3. Dumb and Dumber To* (Universal)

4. Birdman* (20th Century Fox)

5. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney)

6. Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)

7. Whiplash (Sony)

8. Dracula: Untold (Universal)

9. Lucy (Universal)

10. Nightcrawler* (Universal)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

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While the first Horrible Bosses got by on the charms of its three main stars, the second one falls a bit short.

Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) have decided to go into business for themselves after the events of the first film. They wind up on TV pitching a stupid idea called the Shower Buddy, where they are seen by Rex (Chris Pine), the son of billionaire businessman Bert Hanson (Christoph Waltz). This leads to that, and the boys wind up in a kidnapping scheme involving Rex trying to double-cross his dad.

The screenplay strains to bring back Jennifer Aniston as the naughty dentist and Kevin Spacey as the embittered ex-boss. It also doesn’t help that Day and Sudeikis are a bit overwrought this time out; their acts are getting a little tired.

Bateman is easily the funniest thing about this movie—effortlessly smarmy, as always. I laughed a fair amount of times, but these characters would be better-served with all-new material and a new premise. I like seeing them together, but they need a new place to play.

Horrible Bosses 2 is playing at theaters across the valley.

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