The Croods: In this animated DreamWorks adventure, a prehistoric family (Emma Stone, Clark Duke, Catherine Keener, Nicolas Cage) trek to a strange new land after an earthquake destroys their cave. This film is a spirited charmer filled with fun, surprising visuals.
-- Kimberley Jones
This Is the End: Cabin fever and dwindling supplies threaten to destroy a group of friends (Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco) trapped in a house after cataclysmic events devastate Los Angeles. Despite a questionable comedy strategy and a messy approach to storycraft, much of this movie is wildly entertaining.
-- Marjorie Baumgarten