Mr. Moviefone reviews 'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and 'The Smurfs'
This week at the movies, Steve Carell might be crazy, stupid or just heartbroken, those little blue elvy things are trying to ruin your children, and aliens invade the Old West.
In "Cowboys & Aliens," Daniel Craig wakes up in a small Western town with no memory of his past, and the locals don't take kindly to strangers. That is until the town is invaded by aliens and the stranger with the wacky space bracelet might be their only hope for salvation. The film also stars Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell.
The Reel Deal: I wanted to love it, but I didn't. Like oil and water, like me and books, like my teenage son and bathing, some things just don't mix and this thing definitely looked better on paper. I like Daniel Craig, I love Olivia Wilde but I didn't love this movie. I'm out.
Steve Carell just wants his wife back in "Crazy, Stupid, Love." He plays a guy whose perfect life crumbles when he learns of his wife's affair. In the midst of the break up, he meets a smooth ladies man (played by Ryan Gosling) who opens his eyes to all the single ladies now at his fingertips. But no matter who he meets, Carell only wants one woman... his wife.
Also featured are Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei and Emma Stone.
The Reel Deal: Seriously, you'd have to try pretty hard to mess up a romantic dramedy with this kind of cast and thank goodness they didn't. With a good script, a great cast and a fresh grown-up feel, the romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love" isn't crazy or stupid at all. I'm in.
The tiny blue whatever-they-are from the '80s are resurrected for a new 3-D adventure in "The Smurfs." Smurfette, Papa Smurf, Brainy and the rest are chased from their village by the evil Gargamel. In their escape, they step through a portal that sends them to modern-day New York City, where they meet up with Neil Patrick Harris. Now their biggest adventure ever will be the one to get back home.
The Reel Deal: This one falls into the "life's too short" category. I didn't get to see it and I won't, ever. I'm out.
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