Reel Picks


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG)

This time Greg (Zachary Gordon) and Rowley (Robert Capron) are hopeful but tormented seventh graders. Greg remains the daily victim of his rocker brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick). Grayson Russell is a scene-stealer as the nerdy Fregley. With Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris. All that’s missing is the warmth.

Fast Five (PG-13)

Hanna (PG-13)

A sort of fairy tale spy thriller about a teenage survivalist (Saoirse Ronan) from the Arctic Circle — a world-class assassin trained by her rogue CIA agent father (Eric Bana). Having to pay for her father’s sins, she escapes from an American military squad, and travels the world experiencing ordinary things for the first time. Cate Blanchett as the evil CIA agent who makes Hanna her target.

Hop (PG)

Talk about your Easter egg: E.B. (Russell Brand) is a reluctant rabbit who runs away to avoid becoming the next Easter Bunny and winds up in L.A., where he invades the life of slacker Fred (James Marsden). It’s blah, blah, blah all the way home.

Jane Eyre (PG-13)

Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel about the romance between Jane (Mia Wasikowska) and Rochester (Michael Fassbender) takes on a gothic feel as flashbacks reveal Jane’s difficult past and the years she worked for Rochester when feelings for him developed. With Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, and Sally Hawkins.

Limitless (PG-13)

Fun thriller about NZT, a pill that can turn ordinary people into geniuses. Eddie (Bradley Cooper), an intense would-be novelist takes the untested pill, turns into a mastermind, and gets entangled with a Russian loan shark and a corporate tycoon (Robert De Niro).

The Lincoln Lawyer (R)

Matthew McConaughey is the charismatic Mick, a flash-and-dash unconventional L.A. defense attorney with an eccentric client list and an office in the backseat of his Lincoln. He defends the well-connected Louis, (Ryan Phillippe) who is charged with rape and murder he may or may not have committed. Lots of side stories and characters played by William H. Macy, Marisa Tomei, and Bryan Cranston.