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) — never mind poor schlub Russell (Jason Segel), her unrelenting suitor. Elizabeth’s rival Amy (Lucy Punch) is hatching plots of her own.

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Aliens invade the Old West. Jake (Daniel Craig) rides into Absolution, New Mexico in 1875, with no memory — doesn’t even know how his wrist got shackled or whose horse he’s riding — and has a long list of town characters to deal with, including a tyrannical cattle baron (Harrison Ford), and a mysterious woman (Olivia Wilde). But when the aliens swoop in, everyone joins the posse. Good stuff.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG-13)

After 30 years of marriage, regular guy hubby (Steve Carell) is dumped by his wife (Julianne Moore), his sweetheart since high school. Forced into the swinging-single lifestyle, he’s mentored by single shark (Ryan Gosling), while his wife finds romance with a colleague (Kevin Bacon). With Marisa Tomei, Analeigh Tipton, Emma Stone. Smart and funny.

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.

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).

The Smurfs (PG)

Live action and animated with Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, none of whom can rescue this goofy kiddie flick. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the little blue Smurfs out of their village, they plop down in New York and have to figure how to get home. Married couple Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace (Jayma Mays) protect them.

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.