This week at the movies is ultra-violent, as two cops patrol the mean streets of Los Angeles, and in the future, justice comes in the form of "Dredd 3D."
Cops patrol the streets as judge, jury and executioner. But Dredd has met his match as he wages war on a powerful drug lord.
The Reel Deal: If in the future, one man is judge, jury and executioner, then I find Dredd 3D guilty -- of being action-packed, ultra-violent, and just what the fanboys ordered. I'm in.
There's a big secret lurking in the "House at the End of the Street."
After moving into their dream home, a mother (played by Elizebeth Shue) and daughter (played by "The Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence) learn the couple next door was killed by their daughter, and nothing good ever comes of that.
The Reel Deal: Dumb, cliché, with Jennifer Lawrence bringing nothing to the party, the "House at the End of the Street" should be the movie at the end of your list. I'm out.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are patrolling the gang ridden streets of Los Angeles in "End of Watch."
Shot from the perspective of the cops, the movie is about two LAPD officers who become the most wanted men in the city after messing with the wrong criminals.
The Reel Deal: Tough, gritty, and one of the most visceral movie-going experiences you'll have all year. If you liked "Training Day," you'll love "End of Watch." I'm in.
Old age threatens to take a successful baseball scout out of the game in "Trouble with the Curve."
As he faces the prospect of being pushed out of baseball, Gus (played by Clint Eastwood) hits the road with his daughter (played by Amy Adams) to prove he can still pick a winner.
The Reel Deal: Perfectly OK, but not unlike baseball, at times long and boring, the trouble with the curve is that there will be a lot of empty chairs in theaters. I'm out.
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