The Artist - Wildly creative tribute to silent film
The Hunger Games - Kids compete in death matches to save their families and themselves.
3 1/2 STARS
We Need to Talk About Kevin (R) - Horror chiller about a mother and her disturbed son Salmon Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Delightful romance with Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt... an Arab Shiek and a dream about fishing
21 Jump Street - Cops pose as high school students. Broad Comedy Wanderlust (R) - Wickedly funny. Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd join a commune
Undefeated - oscar winning documentar on inner city Memphis football team and coach
Act of Valor - Real Navy personnel fight fictional terrorists. Great for action fans
The Iron Lady - Meryl Streep as Maggie Thatcher
In Darkness (R) - Polish sewer worker aids Nazi victims
2 1/2 STARS
Casa De Mi Padre - Will Ferrell Spanish soap in Spanish. Saturday Night Live skit expanded.
Friends with Kids - Jennifer Westfeld muses on love, marriage and children - witty dialog, lousy ending.
Being Flynn (R) - Paul Dano deals with his alcoholic, homeless father played by Robert DeNiro. Downer.