Mr. Moviefone reviews 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Larry Crowne'
This week at the movies, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are together again, and the Autobots and Decepticons are in a race that could determine the fate of the world in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."
In the franchise's third movie, we learn the space race was actually fueled by a crash landing of the Ark on the moon, which holds all of the Autobots' technology. As the Autobots increasingly rely on help from humans, Optimus Prime and the rest of his metal heads must find the Ark and unlock its secrets before the Decepticons get to it first.
The Reel Deal: Here's the thing, if you buy a ticket to "Transformers," you're probably gonna get what you paid for - and it is better than the last one - but that's like saying getting drilled for a filling is better than a root canal. It's still painful, it's still awful and I'm still out. I'm out.
Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks find love in the classroom in "Larry Crowne."
Hanks is a retail superstar who gets downsized and needs to find a new direction. So starting over, he enrolls in community college, where he quickly falls for his speech professor (played by Roberts), and the romantic entanglements ensue. Also starring are Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer and Taraji P. Henson.
The Reel Deal: What do you get when you mix a likable star, an annoying star and a script so generic Forest Gump could have written it? The barely passable Larry Crowne. I'm in, but a "C" is nothing to brag about. I'm in.
It's the ultimate graduation getaway in "Monte Carlo."
Selena Gomez takes off to Paris with her two best friends. The three average teens end up getting the royal treatment when Gomez is mistaken for a real-life princess. In the end, her character learns a lot about life, love and herself.
The Reel Deal: I didn't get around to seeing this one, so I'm neither in nor out, just completely indifferent. I'm neither in nor out.
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