When nonsmoker, nondrinker and recycler Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finds out he has cancer, he deals with it with help from his best friend (Seth Rogen) in this heartfelt comedy.

3.5 stars


Steven Soderbergh’s new film is a multifaceted look at the spread of a lethal virus. It’s like “Traffic” meets “Outbreak” ... only not quite as good as that sounds.

2.5 stars

“The Debt”

A well-told thriller in the vein of last year’s “The Ghost Writer,” it tells the story of a secret operation to capture a Nazi war criminal.

3.5 stars


Almost absurdly brooding and oh-so-violent, the story of a Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a criminal is an expertly crafted art-house action flick with tender romance and visceral brutality.

4 stars

“The Help”

Based on the best-selling novel, this film captures the racism and tensions in the South during the early ’60s, but it plays for laughs too much.

2.5 stars

“Higher Ground”

Vera Farmiga directs and stars in the story of a woman grappling with her faith and relationships in a tight-knit spiritual community during the ’60s.

“I Don’t Know How She Does It”

And I don’t care.

“Killer Elite”

Clive Owen, Jason Statham and Robert De Niro battling it out as super assassins could be kinda cool, right?

“The Lion King in 3D”

Now you can watch Mufasa die in 3D. Disney is so cruel.


Pretty much this year’s “The Social Network,” it’s a surprisingly engaging story based on seemingly dry source material about using math to win in professional baseball.

4 stars

“Tucker & Dale vs. Evil”

When a camping trip goes all wrong, it’s well-meaning rednecks vs. preppy college kids in this gory romp that’s a fun comedy of errors thanks to stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine.

3.5 stars

“What’s Your Number?”

Anna Faris tracks down all her exes. I liked this better when it was called “High Fidelity.”