Reel Picks


Bridesmaids (R)

Despite one gross-out scene, a comedy with heart that gives insight to the push-pull mechanics of women’s friendships. SNL’s Kristen Wiig as bad-luck Annie, whose competitive nature is heightened by the impending wedding of her best friend (Maya Rudolph).

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.

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Friends With Benefits (R)

Smart, funny romantic comedy has big time L.A. media art director Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Manhattan corporate headhunter Jami (Mila Kunis) agreeing to embark on an intimate relationship with no emotional ties. Woody Harrelson, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Emma Stone.

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

The final adventure has the teen trio 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. No surprises.

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.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

A mysterious event from the past threatens an all-out war that could destroy Earth. 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”) shape-shifting, sci-fi drama 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 zookeeper at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo. When he plans to quit in order to impress a woman, the animals find their voices to help him win the love of his life.