Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: R
Stars: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis
Here’s a look at getting through love’s aftermath with minimal angst: likable characters, a positive outlook, and a Hawaiian setting provide a pleasantly upbeat tale.

Deception (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: R
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor
“Deception” is not just about sex clubs, intrigue and romance. But that will certainly do for starters.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton
Can a poor black guy with no education, who happens to be “good with numbers and people,” fulfill his dreams of becoming a successful stock broker?

The Visitor (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Jekesai Gurira
Character and setting – sensitively drawn – permit this important “little film” to make big points about a personal transformation and a social travesty.

Young @ Heart (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG
Stars: The Young at Heart Chorus
“Staying Alive” takes on new meaning when you’re on the road with this troupe of unusual performers.

Smart People (2008)   *1/2**

Rated: R
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page, Thomas Haden Church
"Smart People" is a dark comedy that manages to shine once in a while.

Atonement (2007)   ***1/2

Rated: R
Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy
An intimate, upper class family drama is played against a vivid panorama of Great Britain during the Second World War.

Shine A Light (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG-13
Stars: The Rolling Stones, Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy
The Rolling Stones light it up and Scorsese captures it all.