WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE 5/2/13

May 2, 2013 - 05:03 AM
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Hope you see something good at the movies

3 1/2 STARS

Mud - Mysterious Matthew McCounaughey lives in the woods and enlists two kids to help him reconnect with the woman he loves.  Coming of age thriller and really really good

42 - Stirring recreation of baseball legend Jackie Robinson's entrance into the big leagues

Quartet - Maggie Smith moves into a home for retired musicians. Downton Abbey with music

3 STARS

Iron Man 3

Pain and Gain (R) - Hilarious crime story with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as bodybuilders

The Sapphires - Winning story of Aborgine girl group who tour Vietnam during the war

The Place Beyond the Pines (R) - Father/son drama with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper

The Croods - 3D animated comedy about prehistoric family leaving their cave. Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone do the voice work

Oz the Great and Powerful - Story before the story of the Wizard of Oz

2 1/2 STARS

Trance (R) - Over the top but eye popping crime thriller

Admission - Tina Fey has a work crisis and a personal crisis. With Paul rudd and Lily Tomlin

2 STARS

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Disconnect (R) - Internet stories intertwine

Big Wedding - Robert DeNiro presides over a dysfuntional wedding. Big names, small laughs

Oblivion - Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller hard to follow

GI Joe: Retaliation - Reboot of the series based on teh Hasbro boy toy

1 STAR

Arthur Newman - Colin Firth has a mid-life crisis, fakes his death and takes a road trip with Emily Blunt.  I pass

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