THE WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE 6/21/12

June 20, 2012 - 01:49 PM
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3 1/2 STARS

Brave - Pixar knows what they're doing and proves it again

Moonrise Kingdom - Director Wes Anderson's latest quirky project - a story about preteen love set in 1965 - a playful delight

3 STARS

Prometheus - director Ridley Scott takes a team of scientists to a distant planet in an attempt to discover the origins of mankind

Snow White and the Huntsman - Dark reboot of the fairytale - with a great turn by Charlize Theron as the evil queen and Kristen Stewart as Snow White 

Men in Black 3 - Will Smith's time jump in 1969 to save Tommy Lee Jones

Bernie - Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine - true story of the murder of the meanest woman in a small Texas town

Hysteria - Hugh Dancy plays the doctor who invents the vibrator with Maggie Gyllenhaal as a liberated woman who teaches him a lesson

The Dictator (R) - Jaw dropping satire with Sasha Baron Cohen as a middle eastern dictator on a visit to America

The Avengers - Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Thor save the planet. Whew, that was close

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - great cast of senior actors as senior citizens who retire to India

2 1/2 STARS

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (R) - Who knew?

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - Love story downer

2 STARS

Peace, Love and Misunderstand - Unsurprising mother/daughter story wastes a lot of big name talent beginning with Jane Fonda

1 STAR

Rock of Ages - Overdone tribute to 1980's music based on a Broadway musical

That's My Boy

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