THE BOURNE LEGACY — This fourth film in the Bourne franchise may seem heady and intentionally disorienting and hard to follow at first — until you realize it's really about drug addiction, and the lengths to which a junkie will go to get his fix. Think of it as "Drugstore Cowboy" with an international scope and more explosions. PG-13 for violence and action sequences. 135 mins.
BRAVE — A beautiful-to-look-at princess story that begins promisingly but still feels old-fashioned and safe. PG for scary action, rude humor. 93 mins.
THE CAMPAIGN – Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis have come together to take a shot at politics. Ferrell plays ineffective North Carolina Congressman Cam Brady, who appears headed toward another unopposed term until Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) throws his knitted sweater into the ring. R for language, partial nudity, sexual content. 85 mins.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – It aims to be nothing less than the be-all, end-all of the comic-book genre. It has dozens of characters, an epically complicated vision of good and evil and a score that rises up every few minutes. What's missing is the anguish, perversity and danger that gave such weight to its predecessor. PG-13 for action violence, sensuality, strong language. 164 mins.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS – An adolescent boy tries to survive summer misadventures in such fraught situations as swimming at the public pool and going camping. PG for rude humor. 94 mins.
HOPE SPRINGS — Here's how surprisingly effective this movie is: It will make you want to go home and have sex with your spouse afterward. Or at least share a longer hug or a more passionate kiss. You don't have to be married for 31 years like the stuck-in-a-rut couple Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones play to feel inspired by the film's message about the importance of keeping your relationship alive. PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality. 99 mins.
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT – That squirrel-rat combination called Scrat, as usual, inadvertently causes a cataclysmic event. PG for mild rude humor and action. 87 mins.
STEP UP REVOLUTION – The latest in the series taps into the dance "flash mob" phenomenon and moves to Miami to give us the sunniest and most entertaining of the kids-gotta-dance musicals. PG-13 for some suggestive dancing and language. 97 mins.
TED – A pot-smoking, four-letter-word-spewing, anthropomorphic teddy bear is front and center in this deliciously weird assault on middle-class American values. R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug use. 106 mins.
TOTAL RECALL – In the future, a factory worker's role-playing mental vacation as a super-spy goes awry, leaving him a hunted man and blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. PG-13 for intense sci-fi violence/action, sexual content, brief nudity and language. 116 mins.