Reel Picks


Cars 2 (G)

When Lightning is invited to compete in the World Grand Prix, he brings his slow-shifting buddy, tow truck Mater, who becomes the center of an international conspiracy to sabotage the race. Honk if you love Pixar.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (PG-13)

The final adventure has the teen trio and the rest of Hogwarts very vulnerable as they face off against Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), who wields magic powerful enough to make him invincible.

Horrible Bosses (R)

They can’t quit, so Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), goaded by a hustler (Jamie Foxx), plot to permanently rid themselves of their rotten employers (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston).

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

A comedy/drama written, directed, and starring Tom Hanks along with Julia Roberts. He’s happy-go-lucky middle-aged klutz trying to improve his lot by going to college, and she’s his down-on-life teacher. Guess what happens.

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

Woody Allen’s mellow new film. Successful screenwriter Gil (Owen Wilson) wants to be a Left Bank novelist despite objections from his fiancée, Inez (Rachel McAdams). Gil takes late-night walks in Paris and is classically transported.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG-13)

Six scene-stealing penguins invade and overtake big time Manhattan realtor’s swanky penthouse and lonely life. The penguins win over Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey), a divorced weekend father, and eventually remind him of what’s really important.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)

Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) a bit tired but still mischievous, searches for the Fountain of Youth along with Blackbeard (Ian McShane), his flirty daughter (Penelope Cruz), the villainous Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), and a carnivorous mermaid (Astrid Berges Frisbey).

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

A mysterious event from the past threatens an all-out war that could destroy Earth despite the Transformers efforts to save it. Mayhem, brutality and prolonged sequences of sci-fi violence. With Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey, John Tuturro, Frances McDormand.

The Tree of Life (PG-13)

Terrence Malick’s (“Days of Heaven,” “The Thin Red Line”) semi-autobiographical, complicated, sci-fi drama won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. This shape-shifting, biblically symbolic ambitious film uses visual impressions and details to tell of a 1950s Texas family’s need to make sense of the universe, of life on earth, and of a father-son conflict. Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn.

Zookeeper (PG)

Kevin James as Griffin Keyes, the much-loved zoo keeper at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo. When he plans to quit in order to impress a woman, the animals find their voices (really) to help him win the love of his life.