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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) has his webby hands full as Oscorp (a shadowy company with questionable intentions) unleashes an army of opponents against him, the most dangerous of whom is known as Electro (Jamie Foxx, who taps into his inner bad boy…

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Brick Mansions Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy This remake of the French film District B13, subs Detroit for Paris, but tells the same tale. An undercover cop and an ex-gangster join forces in the walled-off Motor City to stop a nefarious criminal from wreaking havoc. Expect this taut drama to do well…

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The Other Woman Stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj The trio of stars in this film — Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton — are a veritable dream team for any studio looking to produce a chick flick with wide appeal. We’re assuming that’s what they had in mind…

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A Haunted House 2 Stars: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins After the success of A Haunted House, it would have been foolish not to do a sequel. Call it money in the bank. Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) finally got rid of his ex, and has moved on with a new woman into…

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Transcendence Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy Everybody wants a shot at immortality. Everybody wants to make the world a better place, i.e., cure cancer, save lives, solve humanity’s intractable ills — well most people do, anyway. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), is a dying scientist who uploads his brain to a…

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Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jermaine Clement, Andy Garcia, Jamie Foxx Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg), and Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway) are hanging out with their kids in Rio when Jewel learns that her former owner has found a flock of blue macaws in the Amazon. Jewel decides to investigate the situation firsthand, so…

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Stars: Morgan Freeman, Patricia Wright This is not an animated Disney movie. That’s not to disparage Disney at all, but this is a true story about a real group of animals. Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a documentary film that captures the work of Dr. Patricia C. Wright, a…

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Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is the least interesting Marvel superhero. His costume is lame; the guy is vanilla. No sprinkles, no chocolate syrup, none of the gooeyness that would make him more interesting. But then they decided to sauce him up a…

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Sabotage Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams Summer’s quickly approaching. We know that because the shoot-’em-ups are being unleashed. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. This ensemble cast led by Arnold Schwarzenegger is a testerone-laden group of DEA agents who land in the crosshairs of a violent drug cartel after they…

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Noah Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson Christians will be familiar with the story of Noah and the flood from the Bible. When God decided to destroy the world with a flood, he tapped Noah to build a gargantuan ship and gather two creatures of every species to repopulate the Earth after…

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Divergent Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney Sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior lives in a world divided by five factions based on virtues. The teen’s family is part of the Abnegation faction, and the virtue they hold most dear is selflessness. One’s faction determines how and where one lives, what one wears and how…

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Muppets Most Wanted Stars: Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tom Hiddleston While on a world tour, the Muppets get intertwined with a thief named Constantine, who is a doppelganger for Kermit the Frog. Hilarity ensues as Kermit is mistaken for the criminal and he tries to clear his name. With cameos from A-listers Sean…

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Need for Speed Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Imogen Poots Need for Speed shouldn’t have tried so hard to be Fast & Furious. First of all, Aaron Paul is not Paul Walker, despite the sotto voce delivery of his lines. Yes, there is street racing. There are fast cars. The police are in…

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Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club Stars: Nia Long, Amy Smart, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Cocoa Brown, Tyler Perry, Terry Crews, Eddie Cibrian A group of five single moms decide to start a club to support each other. Said “support” consists of one mom playing babysitter while the other four look for love and kick up their…

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann Mr. Peabody is a dog. A very smart dog. Sherman is the little boy he adopts. Yes, you read that right, a canine adopts a kid. Did you miss the part about Mr. Peabody being brilliant? Well, he is not only a…

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300: Rise of an Empire Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Lena Headley Billed as a prequel and a sequel, fans of the original 300 will not be disappointed with this 3-D version. Although it’s debatable as to whether a film this intense even needs to be in 3-D, by all accounts, it is…

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Son of God Stars: Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Sebastian Knapp, Paul Knops The greatest story ever told — about the birth, life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth — has been told countless times, and now it’s being told yet again. It is, after all,  a very compelling tale, regardless of one’s religious…

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NON-STOP Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Anson Mount This Liam Neeson-led action-thriller about an air marshall who is framed as a hijacker on a transatlantic flight gives an unflinching look at the nuts and bolts of terror as a profit-making enterprise. Neeson excels at thrillers, having the intensity and acting chops to make…

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3 Days to Kill Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard CIA agent Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) is dying. He wants to spend more time with his daughter, and he might get that extra time, if he agrees to take on one more assignment. His boss (Amber Heard) will give Renner the cure…

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Pompeii Stars: Dylan Schombing, Kit Harington, Jean-Francois Lacha, Rebecca Eady, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje This action-drama film is set in the ancient Italian city of Pompeii, which was buried under tons of volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. Pompeii would have been just as interesting as a disaster film, perhaps more so,…

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