Cowboys & Aliens

Director: Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell Review: 3 stars (of five) Cowboys & Aliens is a fun summer movie that’s good entertainment if measured against standard action genre fare. If you compare it to the premise, so perfectly encapsulated in the...

Captain America: The First Avenger

Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Stanley Tucci Review: 4 stars (of five) Captain America: The First Avenger is easily the best of this summer’s dense crowd of comic book movies. (Maybe you want to stretch that definition to include Cowboys & Aliens or even Conan, both of which have yet to open. I’ll still put my money on Cap. If you want to put it into a historical context, it’s not as good as the first Iron Man, and not as weak as the second. Director Joe Johnston The Wolfman, The Rocketeer and Jumanji shows reverence for the material and brings the solid...

Harry Potter & T...

Director: David Yates Starring: Oh, you know … Review: 3 stars (of five)—More if you’re a Potter freak. Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows Part 2, part eight of the seven-part story, is the point at which the giant J.K. Rowling juggernaut disappears up its own ass. All right,...

Larry Crowne

Director: Tom Hanks Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts Review: 2.5 stars (of five) Tom Hanks is an extremely likable star and a very gifted comedic actor. He’s also, in his second effort as director, after his 1996 That Thing You Do!, a sure hand behind the camera. And he casts the hell...