"Bridesmaids"

"Bridesmaids"

Filled with steady laughs and stereotypes about marriage-obsessed women, this flick is smarter and funnier than "The Hangover."

3.5 stars

"Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3D"

Werner Herzog's documentary on the world's oldest known cave paintings is a wholly unique experience that proves 3D can be instrumental to a film's success.

4 stars

"Everything Must Go"

Will Ferrell delivers a nuanced performance about a relapsed alcoholic that's more "Leaving Las Vegas" than Frank the Tank.

3 stars

"The Green Lantern"

Ryan Reynolds is enlisted into an intergalactic society that's charged with keeping peace and protecting the universe. We're all doomed.

"The Hangover Part II"

By reusing exactly the same premise in a different locale, it's more of a remake than a sequel. Like most remakes, it's not as good as the original.

2.5 stars

"Hobo with a Shotgun"

This simple tale of a hobo on a mission is a true grindhouse flick - ultra-violent, humorously offensive and exploitative.

"Kung Fu Panda 2"

Was there any doubt Dreamworks would capitalize on the success of the surprisingly awesome original with a 3D sequel?

" Midnight in Paris "

Woody Allen's new comedy - his funniest flick in years - sends Owen Wilson's character back in time to 1920s Paris, where he meets Picasso, Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

3.5 stars

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

Even though it's a passable summer flick and Johnny Depp's Captain Jack is fun, the magic from the first film is gone.

2 stars

"Something Borrowed"

Even with its flaws, this chick flick starring a delightful Ginnifer Goodwin and a one-dimensional Kate Hudson has enough laughs and entertainment value to even keep guys' interest.

3 stars

"Super 8 "

J.J. Abrams' latest uses secrecy for a tense build-up, and it recreates that sense of awe you had as a kid while watching movies like "E.T."

3.5 stars

"Thor"

It's a solid and entertaining superhero flick thanks to star Chris Hemsworth's ability to bounce between hammer-wielding heroics and deft humor.

3 stars

"The Tree of Life"

Terrence Malick's latest opus is a sprawling, ambitious story that juxtaposes the events that shape a family in 1950s Texas with images of the birth of the world and dinosaurs. You'll either love it or hate it.

4 stars

"X-Men: First Class"

It's like regular "X-Men," only with leather seats, champagne and a curtain that divides them from the peons in the back.

- compiled by Jesse Tigges