Get Smart (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin
A summer hit no, but summer fun yes.

The Love Guru (2008)   *

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake
A snigger's not a smile, and there's not a lot to laugh about.

The Promotion (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: R
Stars: Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly
Two regular guys, both having a hard time making ends meet, on opposite sides competing for the brass ring: Store Manager in a supermarket in Chicago city projects. They're supposed to be enemies, but are they?

Kung Fu Panda (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: PG
Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie
Too many ingredients in this noodle soup – but lots of eye candy.

Sex and the City (2008)   *1/2**

Rated: R
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon
Overlong, over-rated and over here.

Son of Rambow (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Bill Milner, Will Poulter
An action film that touts innocence . . . a nostalgia piece for the not-so-distant past . . . another movie where the kids take over, with considerable success.

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.

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.

Definitely, Maybe (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin
Isn’t it romantic? Yes it is! A fresh approach to romance is both original and captivating.

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams
The lighthearted tale of a middle-aged Cinderella, skillfully told in the style of 1930s madcap comedy, and set in a nostalgically re-created London of that era—what’s not to like?
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