Starring: Keri Russell, Jennifer Coolidge, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie
Mark Glass, Patch blogger: ** Perhaps I’m too old, and too male to relate to this film’s target demographic and have a shot at appreciating this present-day romantic comedy set in the elegance of yesteryear. If not, Ms. Austen might be spinning in her grave over this latest attempt to milk her literary legacy. There’s nothing wrong with the premise. But writer/director Jerusha Hess fills the screen with annoyingly cartoonish characters. Read the full review.
Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Malia, Katee Sackhoff
Mark Glass, Patch blogger: ** Vin Diesel returns for his third stint as the intergalactic criminal who is unbelievably lethal, hard to kill, and misunderstood. He’s betrayed (again) and stranded (again) on a barren planet that only sustains ghastly, dangerous life forms. Franchise fans will enjoy the stark landscapes, CG creatures and high-tech weaponry their laconic hero encounters, plus one truly cool killing. Read the full review.