Roundup of movies now playing in Columbus


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

3.5 stars

"Bill Cunningham New York"

This documentary looks at Bill Cunningham, who photographs the fashion-savvy streets of New York for The New York Times by riding around on his bike and capturing candid shots.

"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

Double Barrel film series

Paying tribute to the greatest Westerns, the Gateway is screening John Sturges' classic "The Magnificent Seven" and the John Wayne/Montgomery Clift epic "Red River."

"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

"Fast Five"

With action that's silly and exhilarating, this popcorn flick delivers what it should. Cars go vroom. Stuff goes boom.

3 stars

"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 wouldn't capitalize on the success of the surprisingly awesome original with a 3D sequel?

"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

"Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"

Morgan Spurlock's best documentary yet explores our cultural saturation with advertisement in a thoughtful way without characterizing it as the downfall of Western civilization.

3.5 stars


So-so animation and a story that feels like a patchwork of Pixar tales means this movie never really takes flight.

2 stars

"The Room"

The Drexel holds its monthly midnight showing of Tommy Wiseau's colossal mess, which is possibly the greatest bad movie of all time.

"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


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

"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