4 STARS

      Blue Jasmine - Cate Blanchett gives an Oscar worthy performance in Woody Allen's updated "Streetcar Named Desire."

      Fruitvale Station - Michael B. Jordan captures the last day in the life of a young black man

      3 1/2 STARS

      Short Term 12 - Brie Larson as a social worker with at risk teens.{ } Powerful and realistic

      The Butler - Forest Whitaker and Oprah re-live America's civil rights struggle

      The Spectacular - Miles Teller as high school drunk who grows up with the help of nice girl Shailene Woodley - lovely coming of age story

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

      3 STARS

      Elysium - Matt Damon sci-fi with some sly notes on immigration and health care

      2 1/2 STARS

      The Family

      In a World... - Lake Bell plays a struggling voice coach trying to break into voice over work

      The World's End - Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's manic world ending pub crawl

      We're the Millers - Jennifer Anniston and Jason Sudekis impersonate a white bred middle American family to smuggle drugs

      2 STARS

      Insidious 2

      Riddick (R) - The fourth installment of Vin Diesel's sci-fi, slasher, monster movie on a strange planet

      Closed Circuit - Paranoid thriller with Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall never gets beyond cliches

      JOBS - Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs - a lot of speechifying

      1 STAR

      You're Next (R) - Family reunion interrupted by slasher attack but an unusual guest saves the day, sorta.

      The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Watered down mix of Harry Potter and Twilight Saga