See it or Skip it?

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“Premium Rush”

A corrupt cop is in pursuit of an envelope of great interest, held by, get this … Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bike messenger, which is a slight step above paper boy. Movies with bikes aren’t as interesting as those with motorbikes, that is, unless, you’re “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” Recommend waiting for it on video.


Verdict: Skip It! X
 

“Hit & Run”

Advertised as “funnier than ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Bridesmaids’ combined,” this comedic outing starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and a whole lot of car chases seems like it was intended for a direct to video release that somehow made it to theaters. Just don’t count on it to last very long at the theater if you have to see it.


Verdict: Skip It! X


“The Apparition”

Here comes another jump-filled thriller. A group of college students conduct an experiment that will determine if paranormal activity can be induced by themselves. Of course, it does, but it appears that all of their horrific imagery is borrowed from other horror films. If this movie had the Ghostbusters in it, it’d be worth checking out, but it doesn’t.

Verdict: Skip It! X


“The Expendables 2”

Last week’s number one movie at the box office is bound to gain repeat business with its cast of all-star action heroes. It hasn’t made as much money as its predecessor, but shouldn’t disappoint the most die-hard of fans.

Verdict: See It! 
 


“ParaNorman”

This delightful 3D animated film exhibits the charm of films like “The Goonies” and “The Monster Squad,” something that kids and adults can enjoy. Films such as these are usually hard to come by. “Super 8” tried to get on this level, but was lacking. It must be the fact it’s animated.

Verdict: See It!