A Dark Night Rises: <em>Star Trek Into Darkness</em> mixes inside jokes, politics, story and acting into one great ride.
Snore Gore Bore: Unnecessarily remake of <em>Evil Dead</em> lacks the charm, interest and Bruce Campbell of the original.
Uncomfortable Reality: <em>Zero Dark Thirty</em> has the potential to be great, but rips off the Bin Laden bandage too soon.
Darkly Delicious: <em>Gangster Squad</em> embraces noir of ’40s L.A. cops and cons with reckless, fun abandon.
Reacher Feature: Tom Cruise swings hard at this action-detective flick, but it’s better suited for basic cable.
Look Out Below: Delicious villainy, Daniel Craig sexuality make for a thrilling Bond adventure in <em>Skyfall. </em>
High in the Sky: Time flies in more ways than one in soaring, enthralling <em>Cloud Atlas</em>
Tale of the Pup: In <em>Frankenweenie</em>, Tim Burton resurrects a child’s pet – and his own ethos – with his most Burtonesque film in years.
Turn Off This Light: Henry Cavill’s pretty face isn’t enough to save lackluster <em>The Cold Light of Day.</em>
In High Spirits: Prohibition-era <em>Lawless </em>soars with powerful storytelling, masterful acting.