Reel Picks


Apollo 18 (PG-13)

In 1974, two years after the last official moon mission, the U.S. Department of Defense sent two American astronauts on a secret mission to the moon. Although NASA denies its authenticity, this is the footage from that moon exposition.

Columbiana (PG-13)

A young woman (Zoe Saldana) trained to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents, becomes a professional killer, but remains focused on her goal of exacting revenge on those responsible for her parents’ deaths.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG-13)

After 30 years of marriage, nice guy (Steve Carell) is dumped by his wife (Julianne Moore), and forced into the swinging-single lifestyle mentored by single shark (Ryan Gosling). Smart and funny.

The Debt (R)

Past and present (late ’90s) tell the story of three Israeli agents (Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, and Helen Mirren) who tried to bring a Nazi criminal to justice. They reunite when their efforts became the subject of a book.

The Help (PG-13)

Skeeter (Emma Stone) creates a stir when she interviews the maids of Jackson, Mississippi, in 1961 for a book about what domestic work was like for southern African Americans. She chronicles brutal and poignant truths about discrimination. A brilliant cast: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Ahna O’Reilly, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, and Cicely Tyson. Wow.

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

In this Woody Allen film, successful screenwriter Gil (Owen Wilson) wants to be a Left Bank novelist despite objections from his fiancée, Inez (Rachel McAdams). Gil is classically transported during his late-night walks.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)

A thriller about man’s attempt to dominate nature that builds on the 1968 “Planet of the Apes,” and reveals just why who finally gets what. Scientist Will (James Franco) experiments on a chimp to create a drug that repairs brain cells. He uses the chimp’s super brainy baby in an attempt to rescue his father (John Lithgow) from advancing dementia.

Spy Kids: All The Time in the World 4D (PG)

Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook play a new set of siblings who discover their pregnant stepmother’s (Jessica Alba) secret past as a secret agent. They team up to stop an evil genius (Jeremy Piven) from tampering with time — which in this case seems to drag.