Reel Picks


Bad Teacher (R)

Cameron Diaz is mean, rotten Elizabeth, a teacher only until she can marry the egotistical and wealthy Scott (Justin Timberlake) — nevermind poor schlub Russell (Jason Segel), her unrelenting suitor. Elizabeth’s rival Amy (Lucy Punch) is hatching plots of her own.

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.

The Hangover Part II (R)

Stu is getting married in Thailand. Hey, lets get naked, drink until our eyeballs roll out, and see how many people we can offend.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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. (What else do you need?) He’s a 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)

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 Turturro, Frances McDormand.

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.