2012: This disaster movie, in which solar storms boil the earth's core, gathers plots involving beleaguered writer John Cusack, conspiracy theorist Woody Harrelson and U.S. president Danny Glover. The film is, by turns, thrilling, ridiculous and just plain big, dumb fun.
- Marc Savlov
Where the Wild Things Are: Spike Jonze films Maurice Sendak's beloved children's tale about an angry child and the fantastic creatures he bosses around. That very short book is mythic in its power, but this expanded version of the story just feels cluttered.
- Kenneth Burns