Hope you see something good at the movies...
Blue Jasmine - Cate Blanchett gives an Oscar worthy performance in Woody Allen's updated "Streetcar Named Desire."
Fruitvale Station - Michael B. Jordan captures the last day in the life of a young black man
3 1/2 STARS
Short Term 12 - Brie Larson as a social worker with at risk teens. Powerful and realistic
The Butler - Forest Whitaker and Oprah re-live America's civil rights struggle
The Spectacular - Miles Teller as high school drunk who grows up with the help of nice girl Shailene Woodley - lovely coming of age story
The Way Way Back - Sam Rockwell takes an interest in Liam James - a teen not happy with his morther or her bullying boyfriend
Elysium - Matt Damon sci-fi with some sly notes on immigration and health care
2 1/2 STARS
In a World... - Lake Bell plays a struggling voice coach trying to break into voice over work
The World's End - Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's manic world ending pub crawl
We're the Millers - Jennifer Anniston and Jason Sudekis impersonate a white bred middle American family to smuggle drugs
Riddick (R) - The fourth installment of Vin Diesel's sci-fi, slasher, monster movie on a strange planet
Closed Circuit - Paranoid thriller with Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall never gets beyond cliches
JOBS - Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs - a lot of speechifying
You're Next (R) - Family reunion interrupted by slasher attack but an unusual guest saves the day, sorta.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Watered down mix of Harry Potter and Twilight Saga