3 1/2 STARS

      The Way Way Back - Sam Rockwell takes an interest in Liamm James - a teen not happy with his morther or her bullying boyfriend

      20 Feet from Stardom - Stirring documentary about back up singers

      The Heat{ }- Melissa McCarthy teaches Sandra Bullock how to let loose

      Frances Ha - Greta Gerwig as a young adult trying to find her way in New York - shot beautifully in black and white

      3 STARS

      Despicable Me 2 - More{ }rambunctious fun with Steve Carrell as Gru and Kristen Wiig as a love interest

      Pacific Rim - Better than expected modern "Godzilla" thanks to the creative touch of director Guillermo del Toro

      World War Z - Brad Pitt versus a Zombie outbreak - better than expected thriller

      The Bling Ring (R) - Celebrity obsessed teens rob celebrity homes. Disturbing and powerful

      Much Ado About Nothing - Modern take on Shakespeare comedy - quite creative

      Now You See Me - Better than expected caper movie with magic

      Iron Man 3 - Robert Downey Jr. wisecracks his way through another adventure

      2 1/2 STARS

      Monster University - Billy Crystal and John Goodman learn how to scare kids. Might scare little ones

      Man of Steel - Superman's origin story - too much{ }Planet Krypton, not enough{ }"Daily Planet"{ }

      This is the End - The Apocalypse as a grossed out comedy

      2 STARS

      The Lone Ranger - Johnny Depp as Tonto - interesting but way too long

      The Internship - Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson lose their jobs and apply as interns at Google

      1 STAR

      Grown Ups 2 - Adam Sandler sequel. Why?

      White House Down - Channing Tatum saves President Jamie Foxx from bad guys

      Before Midnight - Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke continue their romantic series as an old married couple of who eat, talk and fight too much