The charming 1938 children's book "Mr. Popper's Penguins," by Richard and Florence Atwater and with wonderful illustrations by Robert Lawson, ends with a "No, thank you" to Hollywood.
It's hard to imagine a more half-assed attempt at cashing in a second time than "The Hangover Part II."
Swedish musical crime-comedy Sound of Noise (噪反城市) is a satire of the crime genre and the classical musical establishment about a group of musicians who terrorize the city of Malmö with a series of musical crimes.
The poster asks, "What if a little lie kept getting bigger?" More like, "What if the people telling the little lie kept getting dumber?"
"No Strings Attached" begins with an intriguing premise: A guy and a girl agree to have sex wherever they want, whenever they want, without all those pesky emotions getting in the way.
"Morning Glory," about a sunny network morning television show, feels like ... well, a sunny, network television morning show. It is glossy, moves quickly enough and has a few enjoyable personalities.
The really annoying thing about Jack Black's "Gulliver's Travels" is not so much that it's a bad movie -- it is bad, but only run-of-the-mill bad, not epic-misfire bad -- but that the movie sullies a piece of literature that has endured for nearly 300 years for the sake of a cheap kiddie flick that'll be forgotten in a month.
The studio bills Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway's "Love & Other Drugs" as an unconventional love story.
Robert Downey Jr. is miserable, stuck on a cross-country drive with a creepy Zach Galifianakis in the comedy "Due Date."
Katherine Heigl has again been saddled with an unexpected baby, only this time, no one is going to call her parenting mate a schlub. Unlike Heigl's "Knocked Up" (好孕臨門) co-star, Seth Rogen, Josh Duhamel is emphatically in her league.